It’s been 6 months since I began my blogging journey here on Medium. I still remember the terrified feeling I had as I hit the publish button for the first time. I was terrible at first, but I published anyway because I knew that I would only grow if I took a leap of faith outside of my comfort zone.
Back then, my initial purpose was to begin a side business that would make us an additional $250 per month to help us save for a house. With last month’s earnings, I could reach 4x that amount.
This month I have new opportunities that could let me earn 8x that original goal.
As I continued to write, however, I developed many better purposes for blogging than just some additional income.
The more I wrote, the more I learned about myself and the world around me. I developed friendships and connections that (I hope) will last a lifetime. My soul has been deepened by the experiences that I have had here so far.
Not to mention the valuable practice and experience.
I found out just how much I love helping people through writing. The more I wrote, the more I saw that what I was sharing of my life experiences was making a difference in the lives of people I’ve never even met in person.
That was all wonderful and means so much to me. As I grew, I began to love doing the work of sitting down to write, or making a content plan, or doing research to know the needs of my audience, just for the sake of doing it.
Not long after that, my main purpose began to be to help people.
While all of the previous reasons I’ve found for blogging have been life-changing, to say the least, they pale in comparison to this one.
My real purpose and passion for blogging come as I realize that the biggest benefactors of what I write are my children.
I want them to have what I write.
I want them to know what I know.
I want them to be empowered to do and become better than I will ever be.
And not be left hungry for education and learning by an education system that is starving itself.
I want them to know the principles of relationships, money, and health so they can improve on what I’ve learned and change the world.
My purpose in blogging is to help burnt out parents find balance between the many demands of their lives, but mostly in these three areas. None of which school gives a satisfactory teaching of in any sense of the word.
My children will be starved in their relationships, finances, and health unless I take upon myself the responsibility of teaching them these principles.
To teach them I have to learn how to teach them. I have to create and practice and learn myself how to become a better teacher. I want them to take what I’ve learned about relationships, finance, and health and improve upon it.
I want my children to change the world, and I believe that they can if I give them what they need to do it.
What they need is the advantage that so many don’t have right now. The advantage that, it is my dream, will become the norm someday.
I see a world where couples, parents, siblings, and families do not have to let their relationships wither and die, but instead have the resources necessary to lovingly connect with each other on a truly deep and abiding level.
I see a world where families are knowledgeable about finances in a way that empowers them to both live thrifty and learn the principles that will empower them to increase their earnings, and thus, their freedom.
I see a world where individuals know what is required to take care of their physical and mental health, and have the capacity to do it.
To change the world, we don’t have to do anything more significant than what can be accomplished within the walls of our own homes.
The changes that this world needs begins with children. And we can help each other learn how to make these changes begin by our efforts in blogging. Sharing the tools, techniques, practices, and resources necessary to create a brighter future for these dear little ones.
A better world begins with my children, and it begins with yours.
Will you help me change the world?