When I started blogging in 2008, I had no clue what I was doing…and honestly, even now I feel as if I am still learning “how to blog.” What I know is that I had a hobby that I love that eventually grew into my own business (yes, blogging is a business I file it on my taxes). When I started I had no clue that I could make money or anything…I completed an internship for an online magazine that I LOVED, when that ended I said how can I continue this but create my own “thing.” I started researching and found the world of blogging, and it has been so much more than I ever dreamed of and I am still working towards my overall goals for The Green Eyed Lady Blog!
I have learned many lessons in blogging; both financial and emotional! The one lesson that I constantly remind myself of is “everyone isn’t going to support you.” I was quickly reminded of this lesson after listening to a video of one of my Facebook friends. And as sad as it is, it’s the truth!
No matter what you are doing everyone isn’t going to support you! And that’s okay…
I started this blog as a hobby, I never knew when I had to stop working to take care of our daughter that it would supplement a portion of my income, I never knew that I would be connected to women that during one loss of one of my twins they would bond together to stand in the gap for myself and family! I never knew when my family couldn’t afford to go on a vacation, God would send one in the form of a press trip for my family. You see this blog has been more of a hobby, it has been a ministry and blessing!
There have been many times that I have considered giving up blogging. Actually, in the last year, I have gone back and forth with the decision! Thank God for a husband that not only provides and protects, he also covers me in prayer on a daily basis. He sows into all of my dreams, and for the times when I get down on myself, he is the one that reminds me of my dreams that I have with blogging and continues to encourage me to keep going. He even shares more about The Green Eyed Lady than I do…he is truly my partner (#TeamGodbott)! He encourages me and we work together, I even pick his brain when I am applying for campaigns! I know if I don’t have anyone’s support I have the support of my husband!
However, aside from him and some of my family, I thought when I ventured out and started something of my own I would have support from everywhere. You see I support others and felt as if it should be reciprocated when it was my turn!
As the title states, “EVERYONE IS NOT GOING TO SUPPORT YOU.” And there are many reasons why they won’t support you, but the main one that is they can’t handle seeing you at your best or walking in your passion! Many people don’t have the guts to step out on faith and find that thing that truly makes them happy, they go through life doing the things they are supposed to be doing or not doing anything at all. And once you step out on faith they can find EVERY reason to bring you down, or find ways to try to bring you down and by simply telling you that you don’t need to do be that.
However, if God gave you that dream, he has equipped you with EVERYTHING you need to accomplish it along the way!
Others won’t support because it doesn’t look like the ideas they had for your life! However, you are here on earth to accomplish what God has for you not others…
And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”Matthew 19:26