🌸You would not think that something as simple as typing on a computer could save someone’s life, but it saved mine. If you would have told me a year ago that I was going to be a blogger I would have probably dismissed you. I remember thinking it was so lame and overrated because ninety-nine percent of bloggers only talk about fashion and beauty, which is cool, but what about when all of that is gone? Who are you without all of the makeup and clothes; do you accept it? Once I realized blogging was my outlet, it was my goal to express this. Blogging gave me confidence and a way to save other people’s lives.
🌸In the beginning, writing blogs was very rocky, but once I started getting noticed for them, my confidence level boosted through the roof! When I first created my blog, I told myself I wanted to make it different, yet relatable. I also told myself that it was going to be very hard to catch an audience because not many people are into blogging anymore, and I’m talking about one of the most avoided subjects: low self-esteem. I had all these thoughts in my head. “No one will like the trash you write, Ashanti. Who cares about low self-esteem?” Once I started writing more, I realized there are a lot of girls that suffer from low self-esteem, but they don’t know how to talk about it. Having young girls email me telling me I helped them get through the lowest moments in their life gave me so much self-worth and confidence. I finally felt like I had something to add to this world.
🌸My motive for blogging was to save myself, but I quickly realized it saved so many people along the way. One thing that I’ve learned in life is whatever you’ve gone through someone else is currently going through the same thing. I firmly believe that we don’t just go through troubles to strengthen ourselves, we also go through them to help the next person. Anytime I write I always remind myself “Ashanti write for you, and you’ll be able to relate to thousands.” In order to affect someone’s life you have to be able to relate to them. Since I knew not many people spoke of low self-esteem, I wanted to be the voice for many, I wanted to be able to speak for all the girls that were afraid to speak up, and I wanted to save them like blogging saved me.
🌸Blogging gives me something to be happy about and look forward to. It has been keeping me out of trouble and helping me focus on the things that really matter in life. The effects that blogging has had on people around me motivates me to continue writing. Even though I used to hate the nights where I would stay up and type in my notepad, it lead to something bigger and greater. Without blogging, I don’t know where I would be, and I don’t want to find out; therefore, I will always be thankful that writing blogs saved my life.
P.S. Don’t forget to tell yourself “Love You Self!”