According to urbandictionary.com, Tuesday is defined as: "The most random day of the week. Really, it is. All the other days have something going for it, but not tuesday." Well, urban dictionary, you're wrong! On this delightful Tuesday, I had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely Sarah Cunningham of Cunningham Love Story.
|Photo credit: Sarah Cunningham
What inspired you to start your blog?
I have always loved writing. When I was in the 6th grade, my teacher told me I should be a writer. I quickly realized that writing was more of a hobby than an actual “job description.” I wanted to continue to love it, not despise it. I love reading other people’s blogs though which inspired me to start my own. I thought to myself, “If they can do it, why can’t I?” I think a lot of us are scared that we won’t succeed like other people & that’s why we don’t participate in something we want to do. I decided that I wanted to do something that I enjoyed. That’s why I started my blog.
Is blogging your profession or just a hobby?
Blogging is definitely a hobby for me. It gives me something to do in my free time. I recently finished school & that gave me a lot more downtime. I still work, but I’m not constantly studying or having to run to class. Blogging is a way for me to stay “busy” & keep my creative side in tact.
How do you motivate yourself to keep your blog up and running?
Honestly, I motivate myself by reading other people’s blogs. When I read someone else’s blog & see their perspective on something or an idea they have, it motivates me to continue to pursue my blogging dream. I’d love to be a famous blogger one day, but right now, I am just enjoying the learning experience!
How much time do you spend blogging?
I spend A LOT of my free time blogging. It’s something I really love doing, so it doesn’t seem like a “chore.” I try to publish a post at least 3 times a week. I think that blogging consistently will allow people to become more dedicated readers compared to someone who blogs randomly.
Tell me about your proudest achievement.
My proudest achievement would be when I received my Bachelor’s degree in May. These days, a lot of people are stuck in college forever. When I started, I made it my goal to finish in exactly four years. I wanted in & out as fast as possible. I hit some bumps along the way—I had to go to community college first because it was cheaper, my dad passed away during my freshman year, I wasn’t sure if I would ever get to go to an actual university because of transfer problems, etc. But I did it. In May, I finally got to walk across the stage & get my diploma (or a blue book that would eventually hold my diploma when the university finally mailed them out). I think that is probably my proudest achievement.
What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I love to blog (clearly). I also enjoy spending time with my husband, Andrew, & our new pup, Murphy. We’re avid Netflix watchers—probably a little too avid. We also love to drive around & look at houses & talk about what our “dream house” would be one day. It might be kind of weird, but it’s something we absolutely love to do.
Do you have any specific goals for the remainder of 2015?
My goals for the remainder of 2015 are to continue to grow my blog & stay consistent with it. I will celebrate my “one year blog-anniversary” on March 1st, so I hope to have grown my blog quite a bit by then! Other than that, I’m going to enjoy the rest of what 2015 has in store for my family & I’m going to anticipate Christmas time (which is my favorite time of year)!
Check out Sarah's blog here! And while you're there, be sure to check out the interview Sarah did for me.