Last night, my little boy led our family’s nightly prayer. Towards the end he said, “Lord, please bless my mom’s blog. May she be able to inspire more through her words and creations. May her blog also bless our family all the more.” And the entire family chorused, “Amen”.
My husband smiled at me and I smiled back. I was touched. Even my seven-year-old son knows my heart for this blog. He surely overheard me and my husband talking about my vision for Shining Mom. How sweet of him to include the blog in his prayer.
Why do you blog and what is your end goal?
I had to ask myself again that night.
I must admit. This year is clearly a “magical milestone” for the blog. It has grown to a level that I’ve never expected. I have a solid number of daily visitors (both returning and unique), I have made friends all over the world (and we keep in touch through emails) and I have a growing list of solid followers and newsletter subscribers. To where it started, it has definitely gone a long way.
As my regular readers know, I have started Shining Mom as a solid mommy blog. Little did we all know that my creative works would take the blog to where it has grown now. These days, Shining Mom has become not only a mommy blog but also a blog where people can find practical and functional free printables that can help put order to chaos, that can make days more productive.
What are your dreams for the blog?
I couldn’t sleep thinking about my dreams and visions for the blog. I had to stand up when my family was asleep to concretize my thoughts. Still, I am that pen and paper kind of girl and I write to clear my mind. Then I found myself scribbling these. They’re personal but I hope you don’t mind me opening up my dreams with you.
My dreams and visions for Shining Mom:
- Shining Mom as a trusted go-to blog for free printable needs, worldwide. I have big dreams for Shining Mom’s Library of Free Printables. I am targeting that it will grow to a level that when someone thinks of a printable organizer to use, on top of his mind, he knows exactly where to find it– yes, at Shining Mom blog.
- Shining Mom as a source of inspiration to help readers create a life they love. I love telling people to design a life they love, because that’s what I do. I remember being an employee for 8 years, although I liked what I was doing back then, I knew it wasn’t really meant for me. I knew I can do more. It took me a while to resign because the job was too comfortable. But when I finally earned the courage, I jumped out of my comfort zone to pursue my life goals. Now, I have made my passion my profession. I am thankful for that leap. I hope I am able to inspire others to do the same – to keep chasing their dreams and to create a life they truly love.
- Shining Mom as a means to support my family. Yes, I pray that this blog will continue to grow and be a blessing to my family. It’s amazing how my hard work pays off a hundred folds. Shining Mom helps me support my family. It also strengthens my relationship with my husband and the kids. Most of all, it has made me a better mom. We have an awesome God!
Ahhh, what a joy to be sharing these dreams with you. I hope you help me pray that I’ll be able to achieve them. I hope you’ll stick with me as I work hard to turn each dream into an everyday goal.
How about you? What are the dreams you are set to achieve? Let’s roll up our sleeves and start doing! Have a great day!
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