Someone very dear to me once asked me, “Why don’t you invest in yourself?”. The question left me speechless for a moment. The silence was quickly covered by a million different excuses and reasons as to why I was to busy to do what I really enjoyed. That then led me to another question… What do I enjoy?

I had been told by several teachers and colleagues that I should invest in my writing skills. I always shrugged it off thinking, I hate to write! The truth was I was just not comfortable with who I was and I didn’t like to be restricted. . In other words, I needed wide open space to find myself.

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage” – Lao Tzu

It is by love that I was shown how to love myself. As you cannot love another until you can love yourself. I started blogging on whim to try to reconnect with myself. I set small goals and I have met each of them. I found that my thoughts and feelings are shared by many. There have been several of you to offer advice or share your experience. I want to take the time to thank each and every one of you for being such an important piece in my spiritual growth.

It is with your support and interest in my blog that I have kept persevering. I can remember sitting alone in my kitchen with my laptop, unable to see through the despair of my life being in shambles. So, I wrote about it. Suddenly, my blog took off. I had more and more followers join. I broke previous records of the most likes. I finally had comments rolling in left and right. I reached many of my small goals and thanked everyone for their support. Never the less, what I should have said is thank you for being there, alone with me and my laptop. You helped me grow, or maybe stay sane, (ha, ha!) through the darkest of times. On the flip side, we have also laughed in the brightest moments. I hope that what I share can help at least one of your through your darkest time. I am here… you are here… we are here to love.

“The best way to find yourself is in the service of others.” – Mahamta Gandhi

Much love to you all! Stay trippy, hippies! xoxo


55 thoughts on “#GoalDigger

  1. I am happy that you just shared where it all begins. You might of just inspired me to tell my story and how I found myself to start wanting to write. For there sure is a lot more to me then mothering. Thank you.

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    1. Please do! I would love to read it. You’re comment changed my perspective. I had thought what you said to me, but never said it out loud. I have a feeling your story will inspire others. Please let me know, if you decide to! 🙂

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  2. Hello KBJ,

    Congratulations on your thousand followers! I know it’s exciting to see your blog grow like seeing a rose bloom.
    Also, thank you for joining my blog call TotallyInspiredMind.com.
    I’m glad that the support from all of the people who have followed you are blog screw your transformation helped you. You and I are Kindred Spirits in that way. 7 years ago totally inspired mind was born in my fertile imagination and now 7 years later nearly 3,000 people follow it and you’re among the most recent. I would have never believed it last month to see what I’m writing and saying and doing. I always wanted to create something that would outlive me and create something meaningful for the world. God bless you and I look forward to our continued friendship.

    Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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  3. I am not quite at the 1,000 follower mark. I am already part the halfway point. I set my goal for 1,000 by the end of the year. I set my goal higher than I know I can achieve so that way I will not give up on my blog. I was convinced by family and friends and I did and was hooked by day one and once I finally got interaction I loved it even more. My blog grows quite slowly but I am glad that I do have faithful followers.

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    1. I have been doing it for just over a year and I had my goal set high as well. I got to point where it was a matter of self expression. An outlet to relieve thoughts I felt I couldn’t discuss out-loud or with others. It helped me center and find how I truly feel. Suddenly, it began to grow more and more. When we are truly in touch with ourselves we can manifest anything we want. Keep on keepin’d on my friend. You’re doing great! Thank you for sharing your story! 🤗

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  4. Meeting for the first time as I am on the cusp of my 500 follower, you being 499!
    Yes isn’t this an amazing journey to make out loud with people acknowledging you..
    Someone I know told me, “the greatest form of love is acknowledgement”…
    Congratulations and I look forward to reading your journey and findings in this existence..🙏♥️🙏

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