Alrighty! I am taking the "Feel Good Blogging 7-Day Challenge", so over the next seven days I will be blogging! Yaaaaay!
So let's get right into it. I have 5 questions to answer and here's the first...
Who are you?
Or who am I? Well, my name is Monique Bradford and I'm from Los Angeles, California. I have the most wonderful husband and we've been married for over 11 years. He is the CEO of TherezMore2C ENT. And his work ethic is amazing! He inspires me every single day. We have a very talented, energetic, smart and beautiful 9 year old daughter named Lyrical that is home-schooled by yours truly. My family is so important to me and I love to spend time with them so I schedule everything around my family.
I am always busy! If I'm not cooking, I'm cleaning. If I'm not giving Lyrical lessons, I'm working. If I'm not working on my Avon Business, I'm taking Pizza orders from home for Pizza Hut (Fill out the form on the right if you want help doing the same thing). If I'm not working on my projects, I'm assisting my husband with his. When I'm not doing any of these things I am in my bed taking a much needed nap!
I am at a point in my life where I am seeing that I need to start taking some kind of time for myself. I need time to rejuvenate. I am beginning to schedule things that make me feel good and relaxed so that I can give of myself to others. I am 31 and my me time is becoming very important to me. (Just a side note :)
Why did I start blogging?
I have always enjoying writing. All throughout my years in school I wrote poetry. I also loved doing writing assignments. Writing truly is freedom for me. I feel like I can really express myself when writing. It's just me and my pen and paper or in this case, me and my computer.
I really began to "blog" when myspace was popular and I gained a following. I had people that would regularly read and comment on my poetry and thoughts and I fell in love with it. It was only natural for me to start an actual blog.
Who is my blog for?
That's a good question. lol I originally started my blog for me. I just wanted to be free to express myself. Being that I have an entrepreneurial spirit, (which I believe we all do, we've just been trained since birth to go out and get a job, but that's another story) I decided to find a niche so that I could begin to monetize my blog. The problem is I never really found a niche. So then I became anti-niche. I enjoy writing too much to just focus on one subject to write about. My life is so rich with so many different things that I can't narrow it down. I write about my life and I wear too many hats to focus on just one aspect of my life.
I do love to motivate people because I am such a motivated person and I truly believe that we all have a purpose and are gifted to do amazing things when we tap into that special place inside of us that brings it out.
I want my blog to be a place where people come to be entertained, motivated and inspired to live life without bounds. I don't know everything there is to know about marriage, motherhood and entrepreneurship or life in general. I have so much more to experience and learn, but what I do know and what I do learn I want to share with others.
What's something that I've been working on lately that I'm really proud of?
First off, I'm proud of myself for taking this Feel Good Blogging Challenge because I feel like I'm finding my passion for writing again and actually having fun with my blog.
I'm also proud to be in a place in my life where I'm taking more time out for me. I'm being much more honest with myself and others and just being and feeling much more genuine. I'm getting rid of the ego and pride that would hold me back from really connecting with people. I'm accepting and loving me for me rather than trying to be what I think other people want me to be.
What's the ONE MESSAGE that I hope people take away from my blog?
I want people to leave my blog feeling good about themselves. I want them to leave knowing that they are not alone in whatever struggle they are in or whatever goal they are trying to achieve. I want my readers to leave feeling loved, inspired and motivated to either continue or begin making positive changes in their lives. I want them to know that they've got a friend in me. WE ARE PEOPLE, WE ARE ONE! :)