On a mission; my reason is you

Inspiration, Mental Health / Saturday, July 29th, 2017

I’ve always struggled with my “why.”

Why do I blog?

What is my niche?

Who is my target audience? What do they need from me?

I’ve talked to other bloggers, I’ve gotten advice and I’ve soul-searched.

After many hours and rewrites, I’ve narrowed it down to this;

I want to provide support, advice, and positivity to people struggling with mental health issues or personality traits that hinder them in making changes, reaching goals and realizing their dreams. It allows my blog to cover a lot of different subjects while still having a pretty direct focus.

Interestingly, pinpointing this mission statement allowed me to remember why I started this in the first place. Because I have dreams and hopes and I struggle everyday to work towards them while it seems like everyone around me is making things happen with ease.

Before I started this blog, I felt like I was alone in dealing with anxiety, depression, and just being an introvert in general. I’m married to an extrovert who, while he supports me 100%, he doesn’t truly understand the struggle of not wanting to get out of bed in the morning, or feeling like your favorite person is going to walk away because you just can’t be happy.

Writing allows me to make sense of the things that my mind likes to twist and the fears that are compounded by anxiety.

It also allows me to reach out to people in the same position, who have ideas but are afraid of voicing them, who have dreams but believe they don’t have the ability to reach them, who can’t set goals because they can’t see past the first step in realizing them. That’s why I created the Entrepreneur Interview Series, to show readers that there are new and successful people out there who have fears to overcome, who question their decisions but do it anyway.

I’m not an expert. I don’t have credentials to show. I’m just someone who has been there. Who is still there.

Someday, I hope to say I did it. That in spite of it all, I did exactly what I set out to do.

But more than anything, I hope that I’ve helped just one person like me.