Hey everyone! I’m Laura…or Romberger…whichever you wanna call me. I get a few names being that Laura is a pretty common name so I roll with the last name nickname kind of thing pretty fair.
I set out this year to slow some stuff down in my life. I was all crazy workaholic and at the end of the day even though I was making progress I felt drained and like I was just a hamster running on a wheel. It was killing me so I knew I needed to make some big changes – for my health and to actually make my dreams come true. With all that being said, what do I do? Well I launch a third blog of course…sounds counter-productive doesn’t it? Well for me, it’s the organization I needed and it’s what is helping me categorize my interests and set a better, healthier schedule for myself.
I spent the last few years with “hustle” at the forefront of my daily vocabulary. But this year, I’m working on negating that word from my life – or at least changing the perspective of it. I’m over the notorious burn outs.
So a bit more details about me and what I do – I am a super eclectic person so I have tons of varied interests which you’ll surely learn more about as you read my posts and see it reflected in my goals list (I’ll share that shortly). So my full time day job I work for a National Media Company as a Regional Sales (and Marketing) Manager. I manage all things subscriptions and memberships is the best way I can sum it up. I wear a lot of different hats in this role and it’s one of those day jobs that seeps into the evenings, nights and weekends sometimes too – but I’m blessed with the flexibility of my hours if I need it. I also am a blogger full time – this is my third blog (yup, I’m one of those folks – crazy!) and I’m also a part-time artist (who would love to go full time with that as well). I’m kind of all of the place – that eclectic thing.
I’ve been blogging for upwards twelve years now and I’ve had tons of transitions through the process. I started with a crafting blog way back when, then moved to a foodie blog, and then found a place in the world where I can speak in my own voice on www.dofivethingsaday.com – a motivational lifestyle blog that focuses on health, fitness, wellness, personal development and self-care. In November of last year I launched www.goinghygge.com – a place for me to share my thoughts, chatter and stories as I move towards a more hygge filled lifestyle. And today I launch www.blogfivebiz.com to share my lessons of building my blogs and businesses.
I knocked out a whole bunch off my projects list and launched cool stuff last year: I launched my first online course and turned it into a book. I had one of my stories/posts published in an online magazine. I opened my online boutique FiveInspired to sell my designs and I posted my paintings in my etsy shop PhoenixAnnSt. I was a busy gal last year. I never really took the time to celebrate it. I just kept “hustling”. I let it all of that busyness eat me up though. So this year, it’s all about “working smarter and not harder”. With that means finding the best way to intertwine all my varied interests and projects together. It means wrapping things together more, aligning. It also means that I need to refocus on my self-care as a business owner and lady boss…so I could keep bossing. I shared my biz plans for the year here, with the thought that as I grow and align myself more with my soul’s desires my goals will flex a bit as well.
Well I’m off to a little bit of happy project work!