I have been blogging just over a year. In that time I have found some very inspiring female bloggers who have helped me along the way. I wanted to celebrate these women and show my support for them by starting a blogging series called Why She Inspires Me.
This blog series is me wanting to stand up and celebrate the strength and resilience of these wonderful women. These female bloggers are in my eyes quite frankly unstoppable.
For this post I wanted to share with you why lifestyle blogger Victoria from Lylia Rose inspires me.
Why She Inspires Me
Victoria reached out to help me when I started my blog back in July 2016. She came to my rescue as a new blogger when I was unsure how and what to do. Sometimes I really get down about the world of blogging and how I’m getting on within it, Victoria’s income reports and insights in to blogging have kept me at it. Victoria’s journey to full time blogger also inspires me and her passion and dedication is infectious.
To get to know Victoria a little better I asked her a few questions…
What makes you smile?
When everything is going well; my children and husband are happy, if everything is paid and we still have some money left at the end of the month and having lots of lovely plans to look forward to.
If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why?
Honestly, I’d just like to be me! I’m not sure there’s anyone I’d like to trade lives with.
What accomplishments are you most proud of?
My beautiful children of course! Also earning a living myself through my own employment. I’m still amazed every day that I’m earning a full time wage from home. I’m pretty proud of myself for this and I would never have thought it was possible a few years ago.
If you could give your 16 year old self advice, knowing what you know now, what would it be?
Don’t bother going to university! Or pick a very different course. From age 16-18 I was in sixth form without a clue in the world of what I wanted to be when I was older. Yet I felt pressured to choose a course and go to university as that was the done thing. I didn’t enjoy university and quit after one year, still not knowing what I wanted to do. I wish someone had told me that not everyone knows what they want to do at 18, so just get out there and experience life. I should have worked, saved and travelled the world, then decided what I wanted to do after that.
What drives you to do what you do? What motivates you?
My children are my main inspiration. Without them I would never have taken the plunge to start my own business, in fact I would never even have thought of it and would no doubt still be in my pre-baby job!
I’m also motivated by the sheer number of people who complain day in and out about their jobs. I don’t want to get to say 60 years old and be in a job I hate or always wish I’d done something for myself.
My passion for working for myself also drives me. I love what I do and I’m naturally a highly motivated person who wants to succeed and work hard. These qualities make me highly suited to being self-employed. It’s not a struggle for me, but I can imagine some others find it hard to work when they are surrounded by so many home comforts and distractions!
Join me in celebrating female bloggers who make a difference in your life. Those female bloggers who support us, who encourage us and who inspire us.
I’d love to know who inspires you. Join me in sharing the wonderful stories of female bloggers.
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To read about other inspirational female bloggers:
Why Laura from Mum on a Mission Inspires Me
Why Katy from Katy Kicker Inspires Me
Why Jenna from A Balanced Belly Inspires Me
Why Jordanne from The Life of A Glasgow Girl Inspires Me
Why Michelle from Making Sense of Cents Inspires Me