People say 7 years is the mark of whether something will last or won’t. Today, it has been 7 years since I first wrote here on Woman Scribbles. I don’t know if you can still find your way through that very first post of mine, but personally, every time I do, it sends some sort of electricity down my spine.
There are two reasons why I wrote that day: my love for writing and my eldest daughter (who was then, still in my tummy). I will admit that I read somewhere at the time that blogging can allow me to stay home and be with my baby (who is now six years old) and still earn a living.
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Let me say that straight-I wanted to leave my job. Because well, since I got pregnant, I fantasized about being 24/7 with my baby, and also it is my lifetime dream to have a job that is also my passion. So for me to be able to have a job that I truly love and still stay home- wow, what an ideal life!
Fast forward to now- I can humbly say that I have that ideal life. Not because I already got it all figured it out. Not because I am making 6 figures through the blog (far, far from it). Not because there is nothing left for me to achieve. But because that dream, that dream which I thought was worlds and worlds away seven years ago is now happening.
That was a whole seven years. It was not all pretty, far from fabulous even.
There were times I almost stopped blogging altogether. There were lots of moments I decided I failed. There were moments of uncertainties, fear, and doubt.
But what kept me going on?
My faith that this passion is planted in my heart for a reason.
The birth of my second child who fuels me, even more, to keep going.
A husband who always believed.
A blogger friend, Lalaine, who saved me with her generosity.
All the baked goods that come out of the oven, giving me a shot of real joy each time.
And YOU. You who I don’t know will even exist 7 years ago. But you do. I am able to do what I do now because of you. Silent lurkers, fellow bakers, readers. I am happy to share this piece of my heart with you.
So seven years in. They say it can either stop or continue from this point. I’d say if there is a fire burning inside, no one can really tell how far will it go.
I love you all! I am truly, truly grateful.