So third times a charm, right?

Updated: Sep 12, 2020

I started blogging about 10 years ago.

My first experience came in the form of an unexpected job - looking back on it that wasn't an awful first job for a 17 y/o. I was a co-host on an internet radio show and to boost our online presence we were told to take up blogging, so we did. No prior interest and hardly any instruction, we were dropped right into the vast world of entertainment blogging. In the most bratty, teenage-way, I groaned, complained, and half-assed the whole time but I knew it was good for me.

The second time, I was amped up and ready to make my mark on the world as a writer/editor. I figured I had the experience so it would be a breeze to build a blog from the ground up and monetize. I had all the answers and knew every step to take...except that wasn’t the case at all. I knew nothing and was completely lost. *deep sigh*

Now, here I am again. My third attempt. To be honest, this time I just have a lot of shit to say and don’t want to talk my friends ears off. Oddly enough, I feel like this is exactly where I should be.

Here's a quick walk down memory lane:

Pictures circa 2010 when I was part of the trio, Three Girls & a Mic. Fresh out of high school, we had our own podcast dishing out all the gossip and life advice on boys, jobs, and friendships. We were bold but totally naive.

In 2014, I started The Girl Spot Blog with my best friend, Kiara. All at once I became an editor, event coordinator and company owner. It was A LOT to say the least but I learned so much about myself as a woman and entrepreneur. It was the first time I ever had to push myself for professors, no boss, not even a paycheck. I tapped into my passion during this time and that was life-changing.

This is me now. Motherhood in full effect - 24/7! Sometimes it's so easy and it feels like this is exactly what I was made for. Other's just the opposite. Between working, parenting, being a wife now, relationships with friends and family it never seems like there's enough time or enough energy. Somehow I muster the strength and keep going though. I always remind myself that I'm not the first or last mom to feel the way I do.

Well, welcome to my blog. I promise not to complain too much but to always keep it real.

- Briana M.

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