Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to The Jenny Pincher, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!
I can’t believe it, it’s been 7 YEARS this month since I’ve started this blog! 7 YEARS!!! I’m sort of in shock as I look back on how this blog first started. No, I”m not even going to link back to the first post I ever did, if you dig for it you can find it, but it’s pretty embarrassing! I had no idea what I was doing (and sometimes I still don’t!) but I knew I wanted to start a personal finance blog to help single women.
It’s actually sort of weird for me to go back to that place when I first started. I was unemployed after being laid off (who knows which time, there were so many). I was broke and I was scared and I felt really alone. I looked for information and advice one what to do after being laid off, ideas on how to cut back or just anything in general to try to figure out my situation.
At that time there was nothing.
Everything was modeled around how a family could survive after a job loss or in a financial bind. Well that’s all fine and dandy if you have a family, but what about the rest of us that are doing things on our own? I really couldn’t find a thing.
And this pissed me off.
I decided to do something about it. I started reading and modifying things that were prescribed for families and making it my own. I experimented with things. Some things were successful but I had a lot of failures too. And then I started writing about it.
I taught myself how to create a blog. I didn’t have the money to do the back end work or the graphics so I taught myself that too. I read and I practiced and I watched videos and I learned as much as I could because I had something to say and I wanted people to hear it. I wasn’t very good at it but I kept doing it and just didn’t stop.
I’d like to think some of it worked and I made a difference in the lives of at least a few single women who were going through what I was going through. That’s always been my hope.
I’ve met SO MANY amazing people along the way. I was exposed to opportunities to stretch and grow my own talents and learn to believe in myself and what I could do. I truly believe having this blog has a side hobby helped me change career paths and move into IT Consulting and find a career that I absolutely love.
I feel so fortunate and thankful and I wouldn’t change one single thing along my path that has gotten me to where I am today.
Thank you to all of you who have followed my journey and my ups and downs along the way. I couldn’t have done it with out you and I’m so thankful for each and every one of you.
Here’s to 7 more years!!!