What I Want Sincerely, Sweetpea to Be

What I Want Sincerely, Sweetpea to Be
A few weeks before Christmas, I was talking to the sales lady at the Jo Malone boutique in Nordstrom and she asked me what I did. Every time someone asks me this question, I shrivel up and hesitantly reply back “I’m a diy and design blogger.” She had a puzzled look on her face and then changed the subject. My first thought was, oh okay, I guess being a blogger isn’t good enough. Was she expecting me to say nurse, engineer, something fancy? And then, I had an aha moment! Her response wasn’t to what I said, it was to how I said it. It was exactly like the old saying, “If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will.” Sure, I’m a diy and design blogger, but really, what does that mean. What do I REALLY do? It wasn’t until that aha moment I had standing in the middle of Nordstrom that I realized the importance of these questions. I want someone to ask me that question and be able to answer back confidently and tell them exactly what it is that I do as a blogger.

So, for the past few weeks, I’ve been working on answering those questions, discovering my mission, and establishing what I really want Sincerely, Sweetpea to be. I know what you’re thinking, didn’t I do all of this when I started this blog? Yes, I thought I did. But, I’ve learned so much about blogging and myself since then, I feel like I have a better handle on what I want out of this and what you all want out of this as well.

I’ll be honest, the past few weeks haven’t been the easiest. (Not in a sad, depressing way though) They’ve been full of countless pages of drafted ideas, webinars, Google searches, brainstorming, and lists. But, it’s been worth it. I’ve realized that the reason I blog is because I absolutely love it! It’s what makes me happy, it’s why I want to get out of bed in the morning, it’s what I want to do when I grow up. Β I’ve realized that my ultimate passions are for blogging and interior design. More specifically, I want to help women create a beautiful, full of color, cozy home that they love without emptying their pocket book!

I know, it sounds like I’ve got it all figured out, but I do have one small dilemma. I fear that in me saying this blog is to help women create a beautiful home without spending loads of money that that is all I can talk about. Let’s face it, I do have other interests. Does me saying that mean I can no longer do a fashion post every now and then? What about a product round up? Beauty post? What if I post about something other than interior design, does this tarnish my brand? On one hand, I want to do what truly makes me happy. If that means an outfit post here and there, a beauty post every now and then, that’s exactly what I’ll do. But, on the other hand, what about you guys. You all are the reason I’m not just writing to my Mom anymore. What do y’all want? The last thing I want to seem is confused about what I am doing, what my mission is. After all, that’s what these past few weeks have been about…discovering and focusing on my brand.

I know to some this may seem pointless, but I read a quote once that said “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Talk about scary. I want so much for this blog to be a success and for you all to have a great experience when you visit this site, which is why I care about this so much. I’m the type of person that feels I can’t move on to the next task until the one I’m working on is finished and I’m completely satisfied. In other words, I feel like I cannot continue my somewhat regular posting schedule without figuring this out.

 

Shew, if you made it through all that, bless you! Thank you for letting me share my heart with you! As of now, whenever someone asks me the previously dreaded question “What do you do?”, I will confidently reply back, “I am a home decor blogger that helps women create a beautiful, colorful, and comfortable home without breaking the bank.”

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