How I went from Corporate to Full-time Blogger

With everything that happened this year, 2020 helped me understand, that even though I have my health, people I love, stable job, side projects and passions, I was not where I wanted to be.

I was not feeling fulfilled, I was not making an impact…

The moment you decide you are meant for bigger things, everything changes… and this is what happened to me! 🙌🏻

Five years ago, it did not even cross my mind I would be living in Paris.

Five years ago, I was still working as a translator. Being a freelance, that meant every break I took, was a loss of income. I was constantly working, even on vacation and although I had a flexible time schedule, I was not really making an impact.

This is when everything changed.

After a difficult break-up with a possessive boyfriend, I started reading many inspiring stories of full-time, successful bloggers, like the story of ASHLEY BEOUGHER (Read more about her story here) …

…thus I decided to leave my country, start a travel blog, and build my online reputation.

I would love to tell you that from there, everything went perfectly,

that I became this overnight success,

and now I have millions of followers,

and I am writing this blog from a tropical beach resort, but no!

Well, here I am just 1 year ago. (My hair was different. It’s not true that blondes have more fun). I did not look so happy, right?

While also traveling and continuing to write on my blog, it was still very small and new, and it was not enough to turn it into my full-time job.

I needed to adapt and afford living in this other country, so I accepted an office job.

I was very excited in the beginning, and I wanted to prove myself in a demanding job, so I worked twice more than the others, while forgetting about my dreams, and passions… but here is what a stressful job environment did to me:

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  • Felt helpless that I was not making an impact
  • Years were passing me by, and life was happening to me, not for me
  • Suffered from anxiety
  • Burnout
  • Cried myself to sleep
  • Stopped taking care of my physical and mental health

For these and many other reasons, it did not feel like that was my destination, it did not feel that I was accomplishing my purpose. I had this inner voice telling me:

“They don’t see the real you here”.

“You are meant for bigger things”.

Cheers to the New Me!

2020 started with a hard hit for all of us.

While I was and am grateful for my health, and thankful I had a steady job, my inner voice would not stop.

I started to have conversations with people, and especially ladies who had lost their jobs, and were jumping into entrepreneurship. All of them had brilliant business ideas, but some of them had no confidence to build their image online, some of them had no idea how to market themselves on Social Media, or build a website. And I could help them.

I started to see how important it was to help others, especially females like me who felt that needed, or had, to change from the 9-5 lifestyle and start their own entrepreneurial journey.

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Here I am now…

I have dedicated myself completely to my blog, and content creation. I was lucky to have the support of my family, and it took time, consistency and commitment, but I am finally a full-time Blogger.

I have had the chance to collaborate with amazing people and brands, to promote products and services that I love and use daily, so I can be helpful to my audience.

The best thing for me is to combine my real passions with my full-time activity as a blogger and creator.

Here is a great example on how you can do that, and I feel it works for every niche:

5 Ways to Combine Social Media and Hospitality

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Ready for another exiting thing?

After finishing Digital Marketing studies, I am now starting my own PR & Marketing agency to help Female Entrepreneurs ✨SHINE✨ and succeed with their online businesses.

This is my way of making an impact.

My inner voice is now in peace and I feel so fulfilled to help female entrepreneurs succeed.

Said all these, I am still sometimes neglecting taking care of my wellbeing.

I will have to focus on training regularly, and I will share with you my self-care habits, and some training routines.

During this year, I have started with yoga and meditation, which really keeps me focused and present, but I will have to do that more often to get the benefits of it.

📚 I would love to find the time to read more self-improvement books, and biographies of great people.

I plan to immerse myself in art and nature, at least once a week, as our mind and soul needs to be fed and inspired with art and culture.

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I feel that now I have covered it all!

If by sharing this with you, I inspire even one person, to find courage and inspiration to do what they really love, it would be really fulfilling!

Are you ready to live a life where you stop putting limits to yourself?

I certainly am!

Share your journey with me and let’s stay connected @ina.libra

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12 thoughts on “How I went from Corporate to Full-time Blogger”

  1. Isn’t it amazing how travel, opening ourselves up to new places and experiences shows us how strong we are and helps to act as that bridge between the traumas of the past and greatness of the future!

  2. I love your success story! I just started my blog and this gives me hope that if I work hard enough, I can turn it into a full time job!

  3. Would love to hear more about how you made the leap from contractor to full time creator! Does your consulting biz help make that happen?

    Regardless, thanks for sharing your life with the world. Everyone needs to wake up at least once in their life and make a big change! 🙂

  4. Thanks for this great post! You are so relatable 🙂 I find myself in that corporate job mindset too where I’m struggling to really find much meaning to what I do in my 9-5. Luckily I have quite a good work life balance and that allows me to invest some time into my passion projects.

  5. It’s great that you were able to become a full-time blogger. I am striving to become a full-time blogger too for my new Travel Blog. Thanks for the motivation.

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