I have a confession- I am having a blog identity crisis. I really wanted to be this amazing travel blog & share my trips with the world- because travel is my passion. I travel about once a month, so I figured that would be enough to have some great content… & it potentially could be.
Our Life Doesn’t Allow Us To Travel All the Time
I look at most of the other successful travel blogs out there, the beautiful and adventurous travel couples that have dedicated their lives to exploring the world- and I realize that’s NOT us. I love seeing those posts & aspiring to capture amazing photos like that. And trust me, we love travel and adventure! But, we also have other goals for our lives. Ryan is applying to medical school. I’m trying to become a PA. We are going to be lucky to take a few trips a year when that extremely busy (and poor, very poor) time of life is going on, which will last a short 7-10 years!!!
But I Still Love Travel
Travel is still very important to me. It’s what I genuinely love. So I should write and share what I’m passionate about! And I will. But I am passionate about other things, too. That’s why it’s been so difficult for me to create my “niche” in travel and only travel. Because I’m not really the type of person to choose one subject in life and ONLY dive into that. I have many things I enjoy and want out of life! And so, I feel like my blog, and potential “brand” only has integrity if I am more representative about my entire life.
I’ll Continue to Write About Travel, but I Want to Write About Other Things I Enjoy, Too.
I enjoy learning, especially about the human body and the way it works. I love creating content & writing. One day, not too far in the future, I hope to have a family and be a mom. I love fitness, and I’ve learned a lot about healthy eating and what works for my body.
I have so many other things I can write and talk about! Travel is a wonderful part of what makes my life full, but it is not the only focus. It will always be a priority of mine, whether that travel is a few miles down the road or thousands of miles and several planes away. But I feel like to be truly authentic, to create the content I feel good about, travel should only be a part of that.
So, I’m still figuring out what this new blog identity looks like. & trying to determine how I can even possibly get people to want to follow this blog or Instagram without well, a singular niche. But I will not stop writing or stop trying to make this blog successful. I have promised myself that. So, there’s no time like #socialdistancing to figure all this out! If you have any tips, I’d love to hear them. And if you only want to see travel content and I’m making a terrible mistake, tell me that, too.