My Girlfriend Renee

Never Sent an Email, to Launching a Blog!

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I sent every single email from my phone because that is what I knew how to use. The last time I was up to date on computers was when AOL came out. You know the hugely annoying random noises that happened when you wanted to go on myspace? That’s what stage my computer knowledge was at. The jobs I had required me to work with my hands, not technology. Occasionally I would have random things to do through email or fax machines, but I always relied on someone to do these things for me.

Long story short, technology was not my thing at all. I could care less about what a computer could do, all I needed was my phone and all was good. Not the ideal mindset for the goals and dreams I wanted to accomplish. When I came to the decision that I wanted to start a blog, the first task on my list was google “How to start a blog”. I didn’t have a domain name, didn’t have a clue where to get one either, heck if I am being completely honest I had no clue how to even pick one. Luckily I was sharing a room with my friend who had already gone through these steps and helped me. Having someone who already was doing the things I wanted made figuring out how to start so much easier. I announced that I wanted to start a blog Friday afternoon, by 11:00 that night I owned my domain names.

The reason I am sharing this is because you do not have to wait until you have the skills to do the thing you want to do. You will learn and acquire them as you go. How would I have known I needed a domain without making the decision to start a blog? The things you will need to figure out will come once you make the first step. By making the decision to start, the next step always revealed itself, there is no perfect time to start, there is no skill you have to master, all of that will come in time.

It isn’t easy and you are going to struggle, there were and are so many times that I wanted to quit. I would feel so frustrated when I couldn’t figure something out. I felt like if I just had someone to talk to it would make things so much easier. That is why I try to share my journey, the stressful moments, and the wins. That way it makes starting your journey less intimidating. I have had so many people reach out with questions or just want to brainstorm ideas, that is the most rewarding part of this journey, to know that by showing the process in real time it is inspiring others to start their own. Thank you all for following along and I am more than happy to help you.

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