Some things look different here, right? I decided to give Passion Locked a little makeover and celebrate 5 years of blogging. That’s right! Ya girl has been a blogger for 5 years now. It’s hard to believe that it’s been so long. I am so grateful for the journey to be able to share a piece of myself on my own platform and build a community of like-minded Passionista’s.
It all started as a hobby for me. For so long, I’d wanted my own blog but made so many excuses that prevented me from starting. As 2014 was coming to an end, my life was beginning to make a shift. I was living on my own, working a full time job, about to start grad school, and in the early stages of becoming a “real” adult. I told myself, I would no longer make excuses and complain about the day to day of being an adult. I wanted to make room in my life for the things I am most passionate about. With no knowledge as to what I was getting myself into I just started this blog. I literally figured it out on my own, every step of the way. Passion Locked launched in January of 2015 and I’ve been rolling with the flow ever since.
I remember my first set of blog posts were all product reviews and shopping hauls of the day to day products I use for my many talents. Soon after that, I started introducing my crafty side and blogging about the different craft projects I would be working on at the time. As I started to connect with other bloggers and follow more bloggers, I was inspired to do more. That’s when I truly started to consider myself a content creator. From creating content calendars, prepping for photoshoots, finding inspiration, and doing all the work myself; my hobby was starting to become a full time job. So that’s when I began to shift my mindset from “blogging is just a hobby” to “blogging is my passion”.
I have always been a big dreamer with the ambition to go after everything that I want in life. When I set my mind to something there is nothing that can stop me from achieving my goals and turning my dreams into reality. For this next year of blogging I intend on being more intentional with the content I create and continue to build a community of women with big ambition and a success mindset who pursues happiness and serves others by turning her passions into a paycheck.
I send my gratitude to you for stopping by and reading this blog, and continuing to come back week after week for all that I have to offer and share. I truly appreciate all the love and support my Passionista’s pour into me. I look forward to another 5 (+) years of big ambitions and a success mindset for turning more my passions into paychecks, and living the life I want to live.
I wanted to celebrate my blogiversary with an at- home photoshoot to challenge my creativity. I knew I wanted to upgrade my website, so I needed new pictures to share. I had this grand idea to create a boho chic teepee display in my backyard for some really playful pictures that
would show more of my personal style and creative abilities. My challenge was to only use things that I have at home to create this display. Here’s how the photoshoot turnt out:
As I continue to learn and grow as a content creator I want to share my journey with y’all in hopes of inspiring you to let your creativity flow through your passions as well. Here is a behind the scenes video I put together of myself designing the display and taking my content pictures. I want to be able to share more of what goes on behind the scenes of the things I create.