Real-life lessons I learnt in my blogging journey.
The beauty of life lies in the life lessons we gain daily. Lessons can be found practically anywhere. As you are all aware, I’ve been blogging for quite some time now, and boy, has it been easy?
Did I have a good time?
Is it possible that I have picked up a few new skills?
And learned one or two things?
Yes, yes, yes. Absolutely yes!
I learned lessons that made me believe that I could do anything I set my mind to in life. Lessons that I put into practice in real life. Blogging isn’t only about what happens online. The journey is as real as real life and our daily routines. My little sister once told me I looked happier when I started writing, and I recall thinking she was right. I didn’t know how to respond, but I figured it had something to do with, from the looks of it, …..BLOGGING!! Blogging gave me a sense of purpose, and it made waking up meaningful and exciting. I was unemployed and under a lot of stress when I started blogging, and it gave me a second chance at life.
Let me share some of the lessons I’ve learned from writing that I’ve put into practice in real life.
I hope this inspires you to keep writing because I know how lonely it can be.
- Balance and focus : Most of you are aware of my clumsiness in real life. Remember how I visited my sister and broke most of her dishes? Yes, me!! Tell you what, I hadn’t replaced them yet. Hahaha. Winks ***.. I’ll get them replaced as soon as possible. She doesn’t seem to mind. Hahahha. I used to be all over the place, damaging things in the house by accident, but blogging has taught me to be more focused and observant. I’m not saying I’m no longer clumsy; I’m just more aware of my surroundings and don’t break things anymore, lol.
- Consistency in completing what I’ve started: I used to be the type of girl who would read five books at once and not finish any of them. Hahaha. It’s a bad habit! Actually, for authors and book lovers, this is the worst habit. Oh, gosh, read one book at a time and complete it. Blogging saved my life. I’d read one book and then put it down. Isn’t it true that I’m supposed to review it? So I didn’t have an option. I completed reading the book to take notes for reviews. It might be with chores, podcasts, movies, or sermons on the internet, not only with reading books. I’ve made it a habit not to leave anything half-finished. Someone, please clap hands for me. I learned to finish watching movies and listening to podcasts and lectures. Progress!! Progress!! And there’s more progress!!
- I showed up : When it comes to discipline, I’m not sure I’m up to par. It’s still a challenge, but not nearly as awful as it was before I began writing. Aren’t we all aware that you need to show up and provide content for readers? Regardless of how we feel. Yeah!! So, even when I didn’t feel like it, I learned to show up. Since I began blogging, I’ve accomplished a lot in my life because I showed up for opportunities even when I didn’t feel deserving. I used to worry and sulk about how inept I was, and looking back, I think I missed out on a lot of opportunities because of that. Thank you, WordPress, for introducing me to a whole new world that allowed me to do right by myself.
- To be confident in my voice : I’m not sure whether I’m alone, but there have been moments when I’ve been unable to speak in public. I had the impression that my opinions were unimportant. During meetings at work, I would sit with fantastic ideas that I knew would benefit the company, but I lacked the confidence to speak up. Guys, the Sanctuary of Greatness provided me with a platform. I understand that my opinion matters and that no one thinks the same way I do. I am capable of combining my intelligence with my ideas and assisting others. I began to be as outspoken as you can imagine. I was overjoyed to finally be able to express myself because I knew I had something to contribute but had no courage to do so. That’s exactly what my blog provided: a chance to speak my mind and to be comfortable in my voice.
- Contentment : I’m going to sound corny and cheesy, but blogging has made me happy and given me contentment. I’ve come to terms with my life as it is. There are many blogs on the internet with excellent writers, and I aspire to be one of them. I have learned to be satisfied with my only source of inspiration from those I admire. We all know how fierce the competition is, and if you’re not careful, you’ll find yourself sounding and acting like someone else. Stick to what you know and only be inspired by others who are successful in your field. With satisfaction in real life, I’ve learned to accept what I have while working for my goals. Because there is no pressure on anything, life has become more meaningful. I’ve become more conscious of my worth and worthiness. SOG is a godsend that has allowed me to feel at ease and content in my skin. Yappy!!
The Sanctuary of Greatness is a place where everyone who aspires to be the best version of themselves can call home. A place called “home” for any man or woman who wishes to flourish and become the person they were born to be. My life had never been happier than the day I chose to start blogging because I had to unlearn a lot of stuff. I thought I had everything figured out. only to discover that the path of life’s never-ending lessons had begun. Since then, my life has never been the same.
Thank you for choosing to stand by me even when I was at my lowest point. Let’s keep doing this blogging thing together till we age. We discovered a hobby worthy of being turned into a lucrative career. Let’s get started!!!
What are some of the life lessons you’ve learned as a result of blogging? What have you learned about yourself as a result of it?
Let me know what you think in the comments area.
From my heart to yours
Blogging taught you some life long lessons Lebogang!!
For me, although I am a novice blogger, having started my blog only 3 months back, blogging did become my reason to smile and stay content. You know when sometimes you get the hopeless feeling that despite striving really hard, you don’t get the satisfaction while working? That’s where blogging helps. Completing every post feels like a small, countable achievement every time. It is like moving on further towards your destination. Although blogging is only a small achievement in a sea of achievements, it is definitely not easy, as you said. Staying consistent and posting regularly no matter how good or bad the stats have been, is really an accomplishment on its own. I am so grateful that I found WP, found great friends like you, thereby finding inner peace in this hustle-bustle world.
P. S. Glad that you got rid of the habit of reading multiple books at the same time and ending up with none read. 😅 Gets quite frustrating at times.
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