Alright, I need a kick in the pants to get my spark back for blogging. I have ideas, I think about future posts but I have had zero motivation to come here and actually post anything. I follow the super-inspiring Alex Beadon and jumped feet first for her Feel Good Blogging Challenge. Today is day 1, challenge 1. I am wasting no time to get started on this post because I know myself. I will put it off and wait days, weeks or even a month before getting around to it.
- Who are you?
I’m Meredith, blogger and founder of merelynne.com. I’m also a wife, a dog-mom who wants to rescue every stray dog I come across, and I’m a professional. I recently moved myself and my family back to my hometown so I could start working for/with my Dad. I’m slowly learning the business while beefing up his marketing efforts. I love what I do. More than I ever thought was possible. I finally feel like I have a purpose and am excited to wake up every morning to get ready for work.
I’m passionate about so many things – my family, my career, helping others, being there to listen when someone needs a friend, taking pictures, being organized, and building a solid foundation with my husband.
- Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging years ago during my undergrad. I had a different site name and a different point-of-view. I was mainly doing DIY projects, but that was hard to keep up with under a college girl’s budget and time frame. Now under a new name, new domain address and with a little more maturity behind me I blog about my life. I feel confident about who I am, where I’m going and who I want to be. I like to share stories of being a newlywed, DIY projects (when I have the time), parties I throw, dinners I cook that don’t end up in the trash, and tips on being more organized with a busy schedule.
- Who is your blog for?
My blog is for me and women, who like me, are busy. I may not have children, yet; but I do have quite a bit going on. I know I’m not the only woman who has family living in different parts of the state, a full-time career, schooling to further oneself, a blog, side projects that bring joy, and so much more.
- Something I’ve been working on lately that I’m really proud of?
Being healthier. I joined the local Crossfit box and have fallen in love with it. J and I have been focused on eating cleaner and at home more often. I’m proud of myself and the journey that we’ve been on. I’m excited about our future as a team and know that I will never be little-miss skinny Minnie, but I will be proud of my body and my confidence.
- What’s one message that you hope people take away from my blog?
You can do many, many things with the 24 hours in your day – including spending more time with the ones you love. That it’s okay to not be perfect and have a new post every day – people will understand and relate to you better if you’re a little more real.