The project about interviewing people who managed to make their dreams come true is continuing! This time I had the pleasure to interview Ana, a young successful girl who is managing to make her part-time job as a blogger her full-time dream job! But, I’ll let her tell you more about it!
Hi there! My name is Ana and I am a 21-year-old blogger and growth strategist, puppy-owner and life geek. I started my blog, The She Approach, a little over a year ago when I dedicate myself to blogging and to helping other women building a platform of their own.
I am also a PR student, a freelancer for a few e-commerce websites and a lover of all things goofy.
Which is the dream you had for a long time that actually became reality?
For as long as I remember I wanted to become a writer. (Not counting the time I was 3 and someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up because back then I wanted to become a police officer.)
But for all my teenage years I knew that I wanted to become an author. But I never wanted to write about my life and wasn’t really into science-fiction either. So I was kind of stuck.
Fast forward to this year when I have launched my first ebook.That was a huge milestone for me, because not only I got to write, edit and publish my very first virtual book, but I got to help bloggers with awesome content to grow their blogs and get found.
Did you follow any sort of plan (like setting goals, asking for help…) in order to achieve it?
I have used the magic formula:
Idea > Questioning the idea > Validating the idea > Taking action > Setting deadlines > Making it happen.
A big part of making anything happen for me is validating my ideas and knowing my “why”. Once that became clear, it was only a matter of time management and managing my project.
How did you feel when you realized you were actually living your dream?
To be honest, I didn’t realise until well after I launched my ebook that this has been my dream for a long time.
I think this is a testament to the fact that dreams don’t always come true in the form and shape that we expect them to. But nevertheless, I learned to celebrate my accomplishments and be thankful when such things happen.
Which was the toughest part of the journey to make this/these dream/s come true?
For me, the thing that weighed on me the most was that little annoying voice of doubt in my head (I think we all know which one). The one that made me question if my ebook is going to be any good if anybody will care once I announce it, if anyone will buy it and so on.
The best solution is to prove that voice wrong. And I did.
Which is one suggestion you would give to anyone who has a dream like yours and would like to make it true?
Having other people support you, your ideas and your dreams is truly awesome. But whenever you’re working towards something, be that a goal, a dream or a milestone, the only person that matters is you.
Trust yourself. Encourage yourself. Believe in yourself.
Easier said than done but it’s the one thing that will make the biggest difference in your journey.
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