I have been planning this post for a while, and keep putting off when to publish it, but I think the time has come.
This is my vision for The Frugal Cottage.
I had been planning to start a blog for about 3 months before I actually took the first step and bought the domain. The Frugal Cottage wasn’t the first name I’d thought of, but it was the one I kept coming back to, again and again. It seemed the best fit for what I planned I would do, so it became the winner. The Frugal Cottage encompasses my dreams, both for online and for my life outside of the internet.
There are many things I want achieve with this little space in the internet which I call mine. There are many different tangents I want to explore, to see where life takes me. I want you to join me on my journey. I want to be someone who inspires confidence, who can instil positivity, who can challenge mindsets for the better, so that your future is better and brighter for it.
This journey includes all of us, whether it’s right at the beginning or along the path. I have some challenges to face, I need to change my mindset and work out just what I want from my life. I have big dreams for my future, and I want to involve you in them. I need the support of like minded people, so that we can help each other, support each other through the tough times and celebrate the good. I want you to be honest with me, give me feedback (good or bad) and help decide the direction in which we all go.
I’d love to create a community where living the good life on a budget is the norm, where people are proud of who they are and aren’t afraid to shout it from the rooftops. I feel that finance in the UK is something that isn’t talked about enough. Money is still a taboo and there are too many people in the UK (and beyond) who need help but don’t know where to start. I want to create a resource which helps people succeed in finance.
In my plans, I have lots of resources I want to make to help you. I’ve got projects coming out of my ears, and I want to do them all and document them. I need to prove to you that this life is worth living in this way and you can be brave enough and strong enough to make the right decisions. I want to make you feel empowered by your choice to live your life the simple way. I want to show you that life can be simple and there is no need for complicated stuff to get in the way. I want you to show me where I go wrong, and help me with my journey.
In the longer term, I’d love to have meet ups, work shops, conferences and showcases. I hope that one day I don’t have to be quite so anonymous (as I do at the moment due to work) and I can meet with people, get to know them better and enjoy the wonderful people that are part of the blogging community. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a UK version of FinCon, where bloggers unite for a weekend and share their wisdom and expertise? I’d love to be able to work with lots of different people, with different backgrounds and knowledge. I’d love to be able to go into schools/colleges/universities/work places and educate about finance. How’s that for a big aim? I eventually want to add some forums to the site so I can communicate directly with readers and offer individualised support, but that’s also further down the road.
I realise that these are quite big dreams for this little blog of mine, but I truly believe that if I put the effort in and I have a supportive network around me, I can succeed. I’m willing to learn along the way and soak up any advice anyone has to offer.
This is my vision for The Frugal Cottage and I hope you’ll stick around for the ride.
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