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Nablopomo: Goals & Aspirations

Nablopomo: Goals & Aspirations

Nablopomo Prompt:

Where do you see your blog in one year? Five years?

I was actually really excited to answer this question—it's about time, right?! Sheesh.—because it gets into my goals for this space, this "labor of love" in the very truest sense of the phrase. 

I love this website. It doesn't get a lot of hits and hasn't become an online destination (yet!), but it is mine, so I cherish it. From the name, to the sentiment, to the meandering topics, it completely and totally reflects me. And it is one of the few things in this world over which I have complete and total control. 

I ADORE this print!

{Image via Small Fry}

By next year, I hope to have found—or at least be closer to—my niche, that thing that sets me apart from all the other bloggers out there in cyberspace. Like many folks, I have interests that are vast and varied. I'm a jumble of inconsistencies and idiosyncrasies. The idea of trying reduce the beautiful swirl in my head to something narrow and "marketable" kills me a little. To put it rather immaturely, I don't wanna! 

Yet, I do want this space to evolve into something that serves others, not just me; in order to do that, I've got to rein myself in (a little, anyway). By doing so, I can tighten my focus and improve my content. 

In five years (or less. Hopefully, less!), I'll have a firm grasp of who I am, my point of view, and what I bring to this very crowded table. By virtue of putting in the work, I fully expect to be generating some sort of income from this site within five years. How am I so sure? Because I will not stop until I am satisfied. Period. I have a lengthy list of ways in which to grow, and I fully intend to exceed my own expectations. When I mentioned how much I love this space, I meant it! I don't know exactly where it will lead, but I want to be ready for whatever opportunities present themselves.

Truly, I do.

{Image via The Donut Project}

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Hope this day is full of love, food, and quality time with people who matter! 

Come on in, December.

Come on in, December.

Because They Matter

Because They Matter