It’s summer time ladies and that means you’re in need of a super inspiring summer reading list. I have scoured the internet to find the best of the best books for the fempreneur, mompreneur, girlboss, bossbabe, or whatever else you’d like to call yourself. I have read a few on the list and plan to work my way through the rest by the end of the summer. There’s nothing quite like the sense of peace and satisfaction I get from grabbing a book (or my phone), heading to the beach, and learning about the lives of successful women.
I realize as I start typing this that passionate Dave Ramsey fans will probably be thoroughly annoyed with this post. But, before you passionate snowballers get too upset, hear me out. I love Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps and the snowball method. My dad actually introduced me to his books while I was still in high school (thank you dad, I am forever grateful). If you have no idea what I’m talking about you can grab a copy here.
The reason I’m even bringing up the avalanche method is because it saves you a lot on interest. Lately I’ve been struggling with which method to really commit to. Isn’t the whole point of getting out of debt and living frugally to save money? The answer is obviously yes. So, why are we all so passionate about using a method that takes longer and costs more?
I see it all the time all over Pinterest and various blogs. Claims from mommy bloggers and even niche that promise you can start a blog for only $3.95 per month drive me absolutely crazy. As someone who has been dying to start a blog for well over a year now (yay! it finally happened), with a very low budget, these promises are soooo frustrating. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read a different blog making the same claim, looked further into it, followed their exact method, just to end up disappointed by the actual start up cost.
I’m here to save you the frustration and disappointment. While I love the idea that bloggers are encouraging others to blog, I don’t love the idea that the process is being falsely advertised.
Hello everyone! Since this is my very first post, I thought I would introduce myself. It’s kind of awkward writing your first blog post isn’t it? Like do you just dive right in or do you take the time to do whatever it is I’m doing? I’m going to go with the second option and we’ll see what happens. After all, this blog is titled “How She Happened”.
So how did I “happen”? Well, let’s not go into the biology of it because that’s another awkward conversation that no one really wants to have. The truth is, I haven’t “happened” yet. That’s the whole point of this blog. We always hear about how so and so was an overnight success and in just a short amount of time they have over 400K followers on Instagram and make $30,000 a month just from sponsored posts. None of that is true. No one is actually an overnight success unless overnight somehow means at least a year. The purpose of this blog is to document my progress and hopefully my version of overnight success. [Read more…]