It’s 2017, the new year. It feels like a fresh beginning — like a new life. My past feels like an entirely different story.
It’s time to move forward. Time for change. Time to get stuff done.
I feel like I’m carrying a lot of baggage from my past — a lot of pain. Like emotional trauma, scars and health problems from Crohn’s disease.
These past 5-7 years have been extremely hard.
I have many challenging obstacles to face ahead. Though feeling better — I’m still sick. I’m taking a big risk and starting a new business. It might not be the smartest idea to take this sort of chance but we don’t have much of a choice. It feels like the best option. It’s incredibly hard to mark a 9-5 work with my health condition. And I’m not about to give up, lie down, and depend on government handouts for the rest of my life.
Plus Chelsea is pregnant. And she’s currently working full-time. She’s the breadwinner right now. And honestly, we’re barely surviving financially.
I have to make this work.
For the past 2 years or so I’ve really been focusing on my health, and slowly growing my blog. It’s paid off.
And now it’s time to take it to the next level. I’ve been training hard. Now it’s time to fight.
It’s time to get dirty — to jump in the trenches.
Struggling with Crohn’s disease has made me feel inferior and insecure in many ways. In the past I used video games as a sort of an escape.
But if I want to accomplish my goals, I can’t afford to do that anymore. That’s why a week or so before the new year, I uninstalled all my games. And I used Terminal and a couple different apps to block video games for a year.
It’s about time I work more on my self-discipline.
It’s time to hustle.
I have so much passion and so many ideas that I want to execute on. It’s hard when I’m spending like 3-4 hours every day treating my Crohn’s Disease. It’s hard for me to find a balance between work and health.
I can’t really afford hobbies or free time if I want to be successful. I just can’t afford it — I literally don’t have enough time.
I have to make major sacrifices. It’s time to get serious.
I have big plans for the future.
Go big or go home.
The vision for my blog is changing a little bit. I want to be more open — more transparent. I don’t want to pretend to be some sort of guru or anything like that. I just want to tell my story. And help however I can along the way.
So I’m going to start documenting things more — like with lifestyle vlogs, daily journals, and behind the scenes content on my Instagram.
I’m really stoked.
My new missions is:
From “aha!” to “oh !@#$” — I’m openly documenting my journey to starting a successful business from scratch.
I’m going to focus less on how to make money from my blog, and focus more on how I can use it to give.
And I’m going to start a new content marketing service to make more income. I’ll keep you posted on that as it develops.
I’m extremely excited to step up my own content game.
I’m going to start posting journal style blogs like this on a regular basis — probably almost daily.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to start sending you daily emails.
I can’t believe how pumped I am about this new year. It’s scary and frightening — and it’s going to be hard. But I’m excited.
EVERYTHING is about to change.