February 2019 | Who is Making Moves ?
I am so honored to do this Q&A feature on Nancy Mulligan, a blogger who runs Myeverydaychallenges.com. Nancy is passionate about creating a community that brings inspiration, healing, and also a community that challenges your thoughts and actions. Nancy is a mom of two grown wonderful children, engaged to a wonderful man, and divorced from her best friend. Nancy (like me) is an only child raised by a single mom, Nancy lovingly states “It was her [Mom’s] strength and faith that made me the person I am today.” Well Nancy you literally inspire me EVERYDAY on Twitter!!! xoxo
Sharon: What has been your most satisfying moment as a blogger?
Nancy: My 9-5 job has never left me with a rewarding feeling. When I started the blog, I knew that this is the journey I was meant to be on. I can’t remember the exact date, but the most rewarding moment I have experienced with my blog was the moment I opened an email from a reader that voiced genuine gratitude for sharing a post that helped them through a situation they were experiencing. That moment...priceless.
Sharon: What are your top three skills?
1. Resilience: Resilience is accepting that life does get hard at times and does change. It’s about being able to change when it’s called, asking for help, and being able to keep going.
2. Communication: A big part of this is being able to listen, clearly asking for what you want and being able to ask when you don’t understand.
3. Positive attitude: Having a positive attitude is being ready to always give your best, even when you know that it’s going to be a hard day. I hate focusing on the negative. I want my journey to have peace and purpose.
Sharon: How long do you stick with an idea or product before giving up?
Nancy: Unfortunately, sometimes to my own sanity, I don't give up. If my idea is not working, I restructure it, until it works. (Way to be resilient, Nancy!)
Sharon: What motivates you?
Nancy: My journey is my motivation. My motivation is a passion for my journey. I am absolutely passionate about making my small corner of the world a better place while inspiring others to do the same. My blog has allowed me to share this passion. Sadly, not everyone finds their passion, creating a zombie-like feeling. That is why I am so thankful to have passion, it drives me to achieve what I want in life and hopefully help a few people along the way.
Sharon: What is your greatest fear and how do you manage fear?
Nancy: My greatest fear is that I have not done enough. Could I have done more? Could I have loved my children more than I did? Could I have shown more compassion when it was needed? Could I have volunteered more? Could I have been a better human being? Could I have shown more appreciation to others? Everyone wants to leave behind a legacy. The most enduring legacy is the way that we live.