Sitting, Writing, Wishing


Today I celebrate my blogiversary. From scrolling in notebooks in my doctor-like printing in my bedroom, to typing out my tales and lessons in love for your inquiring eyes to glaze over, I’m grateful to you blonde, bronzed, twentysomethings for your ongoing readership, comments and queries.

So many of us have wants, and those wants seem unattainable so we often write them off before making any effort to obtain them. We look at things in a big picture kind of way and many of us are unwilling to be patient enough to take all the little, tedious steps required to get to the end result. Starting something new and in turn seeing it through is the hardest part.

In the past two years I went from starting this blog, uncertain of the focus, to shaping it into a blog about dating and relationships. I now write for many top tiered publications, and have weekly columns in a handful of them. This is not to brag in any sense but instead to show you how little time it takes to make your dreams become a reality. Start by blogging about something that interests you. Not only is it a great way to look back on your own self-growth, but you may catch a few interested eyes in the meantime. There is something so sacred about sharing your stories and helping others out. I love getting emails from readers who’s worlds I have helped shape through my guidance, whose relationships have flourished through my tips, who were able to walk away from toxic situations they were unaware of, until reading some direct posts of mine. To you, I am ever so appreciative.

You can want all you want, but you need to begin to take the necessary steps to get there, because no one will do it for you. This applies to starting a blog, a career, to getting that perfect relationship you’ve always hoped for and everything in between. We get so caught up in the idea of the future, we miss the present, which is the only thing that can get us there. Stay focused, do with no expectations, and the rest will come.

- Jenny Jen