My Blog’s Focus

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Isn’t this a pretty picture? I took it on July 4th, 2014 while I was on a bike ride with my Ben. 🙂

So, I’m doing a 7 Day Blog Challenge that can be found on alexbeadon.com. This challenge looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun! I was asked to answer 5 basic questions, so here they are along with my answers:

Who Am I?

Well, I’m Dana Maye Buchmiller, and my maiden name is Gooss. I’m a graduate of BYU-Idaho, and I’m a writer. (I’m currently editing a novel about a world ruled by Amazonian women.) I love makeup and fashion, but I also love math. I have a thing for crimes shows and gourmet chocolate. As for my personality, I’m a bit of a gypsy, and I can be eclectic. I love culture and new experiences, and I have a lot of wanderlust built up in my bones. 🙂

Why Did I Start Blogging?

I originally started blogging because I wanted a way to reach out and connect to others, and to talk about my love for makeup and fashion. Since then, my blog has evolved to include other topics I am passionate about. These include continuing education (such as math and geology), natural health, weight loss, self-esteem, and mental health. I enjoy being able to speak my opinion on a number of topics.

Who Is My Blog For?

My blog is predominately for women, of all ages. I would love my blog to become a fun stop for stressed out women to find cheer and comfort. I’d also like my blog to be a resource for issues such as self-esteem and empowerment. I’m still working out the kinks in making sure my subjects flow together well.

What Is Something I Am Proud Of?

Well, I’ve lost over 35 pounds recently, which was a great success. I have been able to maintain this weight for the past 2 months. I am proud of how I handled this weight loss journey as well. I started from a place of self-kindness, and focused on improving health and self-esteem, rather than my typical path of self-abuse. I feel like I have a much better relationship with myself, and because of this, I am able to reach out to others better. So often outside influences can attempt to make us feel less than we are, especially when it comes to self-image. But I really think weight loss is most effective and permanent when we come to it with a healthy mindset. At least that is what I have experienced for myself. I guess I’m even more proud of learning to love myself than I am of the actual weight loss. 🙂

What Is The One Message I Would Like Viewers To Get From My Blog?

I want so badly to help each person who visits my blog to understand how important they are. I firmly believe each of us is filled with limitless potential and divinity. I think we have so much potential, and so much innate value. I know everyone goes through their own ups and downs, but I hope that sharing my journey will bring comfort to someone out there.

And yeah. That’s the end of today’s challenge. 🙂 Stay tuned until tomorrow!

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