WoodenNickel Diaries

Because Life Happens

My Motivational Speech To Myself

Why are you sitting around wasting time doing nothing?  How can you afford to take time to relax?  There is work to be done.

My feet are kicked up and there is a Blueberry Martini sitting right beside me with my new oil diffuser pushing out that relaxation mist to help ease my stress and of course relax me.  There are those old school R & B jams playing on the television and the mood is set.

This is some much needed time.   Normally my days off from the restaurant grind are spent jewelry making or making Wreaths and Swags.  Things that I really enjoy doing.

There is that other past time that needs my focus and undivided attention which is writing a blog post or two or three or four.

As I have so many stories to write and so many events that would make a wonderful read, for some reason right now I just can’t seem to put them on the page.

When I started this chapter of being a blogger for the second time, I promised myself that I would be dedicated and not let this fall like the last time.  There I was, gung ho again and was ready to jump in and make this the huge success that everyone else has been talking about.

The dream:

Quit my regular job and be able to work from home on my own goals and my own terms all while making that income that would put my current salary to shame and help me contribute to my husband’s dream of traveling the world.

The reality:

Turns out this is a nightmare for me.  Okay maybe not a nightmare but a very scary dream.

Where is all of this time that these wonderful bloggers who work full time jobs have to write?  Time waits for no-one and it is definitely passing by me.

Not only do I have a full time job, I work stupid long hours and of course it’s never the same shift which means some days are much longer than others.  Oh and I can’t forget that I have a 45 minute drive to get to work and then to get home from work. (if you know Atlanta traffic then you know that is a good days travel).

Yeah, yeah I know some will say find a job that is closer to where you live or find a job where you don’t have to work so many hours.

The Life:

People I have a lifestyle to maintain.

Now before you read between the lines- no I am not rich (that is a goal of mine) and I don’t live beyond my means (my husband and I like nice things) but I do share the load of my household expenses (I help pay the bills).  So NO, I can’t afford a pay cut at this time so finding a part time job will not be a smart move for me at this time.

But I want this to work.

My blog is going to be a huge success that people will read,  interact with and share my stories with others.

I will get into some affiliate programs and start a flood of income so that I can start traveling the world.

In order for that to happen I can’t quit, give up, give in or be defeated.

My dream will be my reality. (Hopefully before I turn 50 next year)


What daily challenges do you tend to face as you struggle with getting your blog going?

Come on share the love, I know I am not the only one…..

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By Sheila Moon

Blogging was something that I wanted for my niece. She never followed thru so I started my own. Nothing specific just a lot of general things that I discuss because Life Happens and I talk about it.

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    June 22, 2017

    Keep moving, keep moving, keep moving, your dreams will soon be a reality ☺️. I think you should consider writing a “blog about nothing” you may suprise yourself.

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