{MM} times of transition are strenuous

times of transition quote // bring joy

{Times of transition.}

Times of transition–sums up my life right now.

I mentioned a few weeks ago in this post, that I was taking a course from Bonnie Andrews. (Which FYI, you if you’re a blogger, you can *still* take the course, just click on the link for more info.)

This course has completely rocked my world (no pun intended–the course is called “Rock Your Blog”).

I’ve found myself in a major transition period.

I’m finally in a place where I feel confident in my own blogging shoes. I know what I want to do, I know how to do it (mostly), & I’m bursting with ideas & possibilities.

There are growing pains, however. I learn this lesson on a somewhat frequent basis, & it’s this–I’m only one woman. And I’m caring for five little people, a home, while being the partner & wife to my best friend in this world. So, this means I’m learning how to increase my productivity, to streamline my life, & cut out the unnecessary. To focus on the things that matter the most.

I’ve finally decided that I want to make blogging my profession. I may or may not have said this at any point over the years, but this time I’m focused, I’m determined. It’s what I want to do.

I’m sharing this with you, because it’s an exciting time in my life right now. I have a lot of things going on, but I feel like everything blogging-wise is coming together for me (only took 5 years!). Things are finally paying off, making sense. I’m working with other bloggers, I’ve been approached to do freelance work–it’s a happy place, to be sure.

In this process, I’m learning that I can create the type of existence I want. It’s absolutely up to me. It’s not up to my husband, or my kids, my friends, the weather, the government, or even my moods. The kind of days I want to live, the kind of moments I want to create, they are mine for the making.

In the coming weeks & months, as I figure out what my “new normal” is going to be, I hope you understand I may not post every day. I may not be able to respond to emails & comments as quickly as I have in the past. But I want you to know I read all of your notes & comments. They always make my day, they always inspire me. And I’m always grateful to hear from you.

Thank you for your support & love. I hope you’ll join me in this journey of new beginnings & possibilities.

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Comments


  1. Alanna
    on April 30, 2014 at 8:59 am said:

    “I can create the type of existence I want. It’s absolutely up to me. It’s not up to my husband, or my kids, my friends, the weather, the government, or even my moods. The kind of days I want to live, the kind of moments I want to create, they are mine for the making.”

    Wow. I just tried to high-five my monitor. :)

    Thank you for suggesting Bonnie’s course. I’m LOVING it and learning a ton!

    Congrats on your blog moving to that next level. You are have created something wonderful here and I’m excited to watch you continue to evolve.

    • Janae Wise
      on April 30, 2014 at 9:45 am said:

      Isn’t her course just awesome? Of course, what she is teaching is fabulous, but it’s made even more so by her contagious, can-do attitude. Love her style of teaching.

      “I’m excited to watch you continue to evolve.”
      I’m excited too! It’s a bit of a roller coaster ride–no way around the fact that creating the type of blog/business/brand I want takes a LOT of sweat equity, but I’m always learning something new, & (mostly) always having fun in the process :)

  2. Emma
    on April 29, 2014 at 4:03 pm said:

    Wow! I’m thrilled for you Janae! I know you have the talent and the drive to make this work. This month blogging has been a little sporadic for me what with being away the whole time but I’ve been storing up a million and one ideas for when I get home that I can’t wait to execute and share :D

  3. lfwfv
    on April 29, 2014 at 2:09 pm said:

    Yay! I am excited for you Janae. It seems like this has been your (unpaid) passion for a while now and I am glad you are finding a way to make it your career as well. All the best as you figure things out!

  4. stacy
    on April 29, 2014 at 10:33 am said:

    So excited for you Janae, I must say you have really stepped up your blogging game the last few months and I have no doubt this will be whatever you want this to be. I love following along and can’t wait to see what you have in store next. Way to go lady!

  5. Naomi
    on April 29, 2014 at 9:05 am said:

    Transition, purging, being intentional. It’s such a fantastic thing to be going through the Rock Your Blog course with you. It’s a bit awesome, exhausting and phenomenal, isn’t it?

    • Janae Wise
      on April 29, 2014 at 9:10 am said:

      “Transition, purging, being intentional.”
      These three things absolutely describe my life right now. And yes! It’s exciting. My brain is swimming with the possibilities–I just wish I had more hours in the day!

      And I agree, glad we’re making these connections & being able to learn from each other.

  6. Kelli
    on April 29, 2014 at 1:15 am said:

    Yea, Janae! Fabulous news… It will be amazing!

  7. Meredith @ Unexpectedly Magnificent
    on April 28, 2014 at 6:24 pm said:

    I’m so excited for you, Janae! You’re one of my favorite bloggers. You deserve all of your success and more! Will you be sharing the work you’re doing with other bloggers and as a freelancer?

  8. Erica { EricaDHouse.com }
    on April 28, 2014 at 5:04 pm said:

    “In this process, I’m learning that I can create the type of existence I want. It’s absolutely up to me. It’s not up to my husband, or my kids, my friends, the weather, the government, or even my moods. ” <— This is why I love to blog and am trying to spend more time focusing on making this my career as well. I really wish I had taken that course you signed up for! It's my 2 year blogiversary this week and I'm ready to take things to the next level.

    • Janae Wise
      on April 28, 2014 at 5:50 pm said:

      You can still take Bonnie’s course! Take it, take it, take it! I wish I had taken it about 5 years ago. It’s such a game changer.

  9. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    on April 28, 2014 at 3:55 pm said:

    Congrats Janae on all your success! I can’t wait to see what is to come next :)

  10. Laurie
    on April 28, 2014 at 3:40 pm said:

    How wonderful! I think you are one of THE BEST vegan bloggers, and I look forward to seeing how you transition your blog. :-)

    • Janae Wise
      on April 29, 2014 at 12:35 am said:

      Laurie, you are sweet. Thank you. I so appreciate your support.

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