Anyone who knows me well knows that when it comes to blogging, I’ve launched and relaunched several blogs over the course of at least a decade, with just as many names and topics to match. I’ve been a fashion blogger, a weddings blogger, a college blogger, a hip hop culture blogger, a Christian blogger, a relationship advice blogger, a skin care blogger and many others besides.
Each time I’ve done this, I’ve run into the same problem: I start blogging with enthusiasm about my given topic, the topic got old, I got busy, the blog fell by the wayside for months (or years), I come back to it, I scrap it, I find a new niche, I start blogging with enthusiasm, and the cycle continues.
However, this time during my year of downtime from my blog something very different was happening. Yes, I was indeed busy with my responsibilities. Within that, though, I was fully immersed in a year-long mentoring program that helped women become the best versions of themselves both personally and professionally. Unlike the breaks I’ve taken before, I did the hard, necessary work of rediscovering who I am, what I’m passionate about, and deciding to go for what I actually want.
At this time I’m studying to become a childbirth educator with the ultimate goal of launching an organization dedicated to educating, supporting and coaching pregnant women and new parents during their transition into this new life phase. Naturally, I want a blog attached to this. Originally, I figured it would be best to wait to start blogging again once I got my company up and running…
Only to figure that it would be an awful idea to do so.
Why wait to blog for my company when I have so much to say and so much to offer right now?
So, I’m choosing not to wait. Instead I’m choosing to place a stake in my little section of the Internet so that anyone who finds this blog can find a little joy, a little guidance, a little encouragement for their day ahead.
The pregnancy and parenting company will come. In the meantime, I’m on a mission to use my voice to spread some happiness into the blogosphere.
With that being said, welcome to the final incarnation of JasmynElliott.com.