Refoucusing on my WHY

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Last month I attended a blogging conference and it has had my brain working on overdrive ever since. One of the biggest things I took away from the conference is finding my WHY. It sounds really silly at first but just think about it for a sec. Why do you make the choices you do every day?

I have been sitting on this question now for a few weeks. Working out how to put things into perspective. As many of you know we recently moved away from the farm to a small town in the Northern Rivers (near Byron Bay). The move has been fantastic and I often wished we had of done it sooner.

Our lives have become full again. Roy has a job which is challenging him (in a good way), Isla has her dad home everyday as he no longer does FIFO out work and I want to focus on setting myself up with a new purpose. I don’t want to  just be a mum, wife, cook or cleaner. I want to be something more. I want to inspire people and help them to make better choices on how to live easily. Feed them with nourishing foods teach them how to cook and create a community around me.

The biggest ‘ah-ha’ moment after leaving the farm is that I realized that I was isolated. We had a few wonderful friends around us but it was tough going meeting people and especially those that were on the same page. Here I am surrounded by creative, inspiring and passionate people. The energy down here is full of zest. I feel like I have finally woken up.

No longer am I working on the farm and selling vegetables, instead I have time to be creative and explore. My goal now is to take this blog to the next level. You have probably seen a few changes over the past few months, while I have been tweaking away to make it more visually appealing and mobile friendly. Yes my site loves mobiles now. My purpose is to make a living from what I love, sharing my stories, recipes, eating and of course travelling to teach and explore.

I am a big believer in manifestation (yes I am one of those people). If you don’t put it out there, then it just wont happen. Today I am putting me first and by sharing with you I hope that things evolve.

Having purpose and getting paid for you work is something I want to feel. I have implemented some ads into the blog to help pay for the time I put into this space. Soon I will be looking at doing sponsored posts and I am even putting together an online sourdough workshop! I said it, it is going to happen now! It will be a course that you can learn the basic principals of sourdough with some instructional video’s. I need to add these things in so I can put food on our table.

My WHY is my family and self love. I want to be the mum that is home after my kids are finished school to help with homework or to hang out in the park.  I want to be the wife who cares my husband to make sure his needs are being met. I want to spend time with my family doing the things we love. To do this I need to love me. I want to have space to be creative but have a flexible working schedule to look after my two favourite people. I need to nourish my body and my mind, that is why I am doing a Get REAL about Wholefoods – 30 day challenge this month.

What I would love from you, my dear reader is a moment of your time. Could you please fill out this survey to help me understand what I can do for you or maybe you can send me an email (liz@strayedtable.com) to say hello and tell me how I can help you.

Reader Survey – Click Here {only 9 questions}

If you are heading over to do the survey – thank you in advance.

This space has been rocking since 2007, and it is time I took it seriously and turned it into a real job which pays the bills. I love blogging and just like the shoes hanging on power lines which you see randomly around the world it puts a smile on my face knowing that someone took a chance (most likely drunk) to do something bold. In this case throw a pair of shoes at a power line. What they did though was make a statement that they were there!

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Lizzie Moult

Lizzie Moult

Planning, cooking, chasing kids & running an online business; it might seem like there is a lot going on yet Lizzie is about living simply and creating a lifestyle that is flexible yet enables plenty of travel, adventure and quality time. Writer and photographer for over 10 years for numerous publications, working online for over 14 years Lizzie also works as a mentor for entrepreneurs, creatives, bloggers and leaders at www.lizziemoult.com.
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5 Responses

  1. Lovely post. I need to think more about my ‘why’ too. May I suggest that you change your survey slightly so that more than one box can be ticked for each question?

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