Penning my thoughts down after a really long time. Creativity doesn’t always knock at your door, and says “Oh, hey I am here, lets get to business” !! I have been just focussing on my content which I publish on Instagram and completely forgot why I actually started my blog in the first place. It wasn’t for gaining followers, or earning money (although it feels great when you are recognised for your work and get paid 🙂 ). It was a tedious process quitting my “well settled” job and starting something out of the box, something which I can call it my own, my baby. Some people encouraged me, some said “So this a hobby” , but almost everyone had this question that “So what do you do to earn money?”
I will not lie, but first year into blogging world, I did not get paid. It was disheartening and I started to question my capabilities and most importantly my decision to quit my job. When you are a Masters graduate and you stop working for 9 to 5 job, people question, parents doesn’t always agree with your decisions, not because they don’t find you capable, but because they worry about you and your life choices.
That one year was not easy for me, I was still figuring out so many things, how to build my network, how to create content which pleases everyone. In short, it was utter chaos! And two people in life supported my decision throughout, my husband and my sister. But slowly and steadily I started building network, started getting projects which actually paid!! You got to understand this, if you are starting something new, you have to be patient. Nothing comes easy in life, one has to hustle.
Moving to Belgium has been the best decision of our lives. Blogging is recognised as a profession here. People respect your work and most importantly I get to let my creative self be. I heard this line somewhere, and it goes, “ If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life”. Now I am in a very happy place, because of you guys and the community we have created. I love when you guys send in your questions or ask my opinion. It really encourages me to do something better each day.
But till today people ask me “What do you do for a living?”
I AM A SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT CREATOR, and Yes, this is my full time job.
Sharing few pictures we clicked in my home, depicting resources can be minimal but if you desire strong enough, you can create wonders.