Amazingly enough, I didn’t walk away from this book thinking that I needed to make more money! At least, not in this season of my life.
One of the things that Crystal stresses in the book is that more money isn’t going to satisfy. There needs to be a reason you want to make more money other than to make more money.
Back in July, I came across several blogs that had just started and were already making hundreds of dollars each month. I compared my blog to theirs, and thought that mine didn’t measure up. So I started using every spare minute I had to work on my blog.
And you know what?
I became stressed and tired and grumpy! After about 2 weeks of this, my husband finally talked to me about it. He told me that my most important job was being a mom. The only one putting pressure on myself to make money from my blog was me!
Crystal shared a similar situation in her book and said this, “I want my blog to be a blessing to my family, not a burden, an outpouring of my life, not my whole life.”
Yes! That is what I want too. Sometimes I wonder why anyone would want to read what I have to say, but Crystal reminded me that there is only ONE me. I have a unique perspective and story to tell. God wants to use me to make a difference and impact others for good.
So for now, I am setting goals and working on taking one step at a time to improve my blog. Will I ever make money from it? I hope to. One day.
Crystal’s words have lit a fire in me to work towards that goal no matter how long it may take.
But during this season of my life I am not a “money making mom”. Instead I contribute financially to my family by saving money. In the past year I have learned how to cut our grocery budget down, and I’ve gotten creative at saving money on my son’s clothes.
Before I read Crystal’s book, I was sure that I was going to walk away with a list of ideas to start making money, but that was not my take away. While Crystal’s book is full of practical ideas and advice about making extra money, I was challenged to take an honest look at my life and blog right now, and take small steps to make them better each day.
Crystal’s book is now available at book stores and on Amazon. I hope that you will either check it out from the library or purchase a copy if you are able. It will challenge you to use the talents and skills that God has given you for a higher purpose than yourself.
I strongly encourage you to check it out!