In my previous post ‘The truth about blogging // Part 1: The struggle is real…a blog is WORK!’, I opened up a little about my personal situation and my financial struggles as a blogger. I revealed the ‘not-so-pretty’ truth about the behind-the-scenes here at The Nude Blogger, the fact that I have not earned a dollar from the blog, but the fact that I want that to change this year. In part 2, I let you in on my plans to move forward with the blog and pursue my options to get it to a point where it is self-sustainable so that I may be able to dedicate myself to it full-time.
Rebuilding my relationship with money:
I am in the midst of building a healthy relationship with money again. Not loving it but not hating it. It is the mere fact that, in this third-dimensional reality, it is necessary for now.
I’ve had an on-off relationship with money over the years.
Before I went backpacking in 2015, and back when I was working in politics, I wanted it all. I wanted so much money! I wanted to be rich! A billionaire! My thirst for money was fuelled by greed and materialism. Warped by my conditioning and based around status and meritocracy.
After losing my job and backpacking, I went to the other end of the spectrum. I began to resent what money did to people. I began to see money as the physical manifestation of people’s greed, the means and basis of building a society based on fear. A means of keeping people trapped in a low-vibrational loop of existing. When I looked at many of the major problems in this world, money is what fuelled most of them. War, global warming, body-image, corruption, illness, consumerism…and the list goes on. I decided that I wanted as little to do with money as possible. I was happy to survive and have my basic needs met…
And I have been doing just that, basically surviving, and survival mode can be tiring, stressful. I want to thrive…so yes! I choose to accept money back into my life so that I may become even more expansive through my blog.
For those who want to shame me for it, or label me a sellout, you’ve entirely missed the point…and, in this circumstance, lack the capability to understand.
Starting this blog has meant that I refuse to work a full-time job merely for financial security, because I have been willing to sacrifice in order to make time for what I am truly passionate about, for something that I feel is truly making a difference.
Moving forward, I am setting myself goals to get myself to the point where I am self-sufficient and able to work on my blog full-time.
The reality is that in order to have a roof over my head, I need to have a stream of income, and I am on a journey to pursue my options where I live from love, not fear.
I am over struggling. I have accepted it for long enough, and I am worthy of more for myself. I want to be comfortable again.
I believe in being abundant, and all of this is not to say that I am ungrateful…I know it could be much worse. What I am accepting is that money is a part of this reality, and it is ok to want to have money.
I am choosing to manifest abundance and live in alignment with my heart, no matter how tricky this can be. The spiritual path ain’t all butterflies, rainbows and happy-hippie-shit. It gets rough and dark too.
I’m just riding the waves, but hopefully a little more well-equipped and now with a little more direction and purpose.
Like all of you out there, I would like to make a living from doing what I love (and that just ain’t politics and economics anymore!). I LOVE working on this blog, and the fact that I receive emails daily from grateful readers who have been inspired makes it clear that I must journey whole-heartedly down this path, and I can only hope that you will see the authenticity in my journey and continue to support the blog.
Open for business:
I am now on a mission to get this blog to a point where it is self-sustainable, so that I can dedicate myself full-time to this gem.
I do not believe in making a living based on greed. I do, however, believe in helping one another to thrive and grow. In this world that is mostly based on meritocracy, individualistic desires and capitalistic greed, I believe we need to find our way back to a sense of community living. Collaborating rather than competing, helping one another to thrive in abundance, rather than competing for profit, status or fame.
I have put together a Media Kit for those who may be interested in collaborating and working together, so please feel free to email me directly at jessa@thenudeblogger or click here for more.
I am here…open, honest, genuine and authentic…asking for your help and support.
This is me, putting it out there, to you, the Universe, the cosmos and whoever feels called to work with me. Whether it’s you, someone you may know or a company you feel is a good fit for The Nude Blogger, send them my way! I am officially open for collaboration!
Let’s create magic together!
The Nude Blogger