This post is part of a weekly feature called the Passion Series…enjoy!
Ever since I started this series, I’ve been so floored by the talent in the bloggosphere. Not just that, the wisdom, the experiences, the level of dedication and true passion these bloggers have for their craft is astounding. I learn something new from each one, and I so look forward to getting to know each and every one of them by what they write, their goals, and their missions to achieve them.
Tonight I’m featuring blogger and entrepreneur Brendolyn Marie. She has a lovely blog called The Grey Area, where “nothing is ever truly what it seems”, a place where there is no black or white. I love that concept because some things can never really be described as one way or the other, there’s overlap, there’s confusion. Why try and define something as absolutely one color?
Like so many bloggers, Brendolyn has become inspired to create, to meet new people, and find her true calling through blogging daily. She was able to share her writing through emotional times with an audience seeking emotional healing, which then empowered her to become a life and relationship coach. She’s even started her own nail polish line called Liquid Frosting that is beyond gorgeous. Reading about her journey as an entrepreneur in particular is enough to get anyone (especially yours truly) to buckle down, and finish that ‘big something’ they’ve had on the back burner of their minds for longer than they care to admit.
Here’s what she had to say.
Has blogging helped you in any emotional or creative way?
I started writing at the age of fifteen when I lost my father unexpectedly, the ability to communicate my feelings verbally were lost. Writing seemed to be my only out. There weren’t many venues that offered an outlet so I kept a journal via Myspace notes and Facebook. Thirteen years later I continue to express myself through words and I am able to explore a deeper level of creativity. I have been able to conquer my emotions and in the process help others do the same all because of my transparency on my blog. There is a fine line between emotions and creativity, mesh them together and you have a beautiful mess.
Has blogging daily/weekly helped you achieve any personal goals?
One of my main goals behind creating a blog was to reach the masses of people who would benefit from my words. It was in the midst of finding what worked for me that I was able to achieve that goal. I have had the opportunity to work with other writers and be published in local and national publications which for me is a major accomplishment. My blog is my time capsule that will one day say “she was here and this is her story”.
Does the ritual of daily/weekly blogging give you motivation to pursue things you are passionate about?
YES! It wasn’t until I started blogging almost daily and recieving the feedback from my followers and readers that it hit me like a ton of bricks. I have the ability and the appeal to truly help others, why waste that gift? In recent months I have made the choice to become a life and relationship coach as well as pursue my degree in Pyschology. Had it not been for constanly blogging I may have never reached such a moment of clarity.
This post is part of a series on bloggers who have found direction or passion through blogging. If you would like to be featured in the Passion Series, please contact me through this form with responses to the above questions, and share your passions. Thanks! See all Passion Series posts >>