About Your Daily Dose
I used to blog for many years when I was a young person (no, I cannot call myself a young person anymore), ranting about things that no one with a life would probably ever want to read about. I kept those blogs very private from all those I knew.
One day, after I had been absent from the blogosphere for a few months, I felt inspired to start up a new blog. This time, I posted updates to all of my Facebook friends and spread the word far and wide about Your Daily Dose.
One of the pioneering headers of this blog — umm, perhaps too much of my face on display there.
Why? What had changed? Well, I admit this blog is still partly selfish (as it fully was in my days of ranting). It’s a creative outlet for me to write about my thoughts and personal experiences. But — and just as importantly — it’s a place where I can have open discussions with others like yourself and learn about different perspectives on issues that I care about.
On one hand, I like to reflect — and get others to reflect — on how we can learn from the past, what’s really important to us now, and what we’re striving towards for the future. I really believe that too many people get caught up in the everyday shuffle of life and don’t stop to think about whether they’re in a good place and how they can continue to self-improve. I’ve been guilty of being stuck there too!
On the other hand, it’s one thing to ponder life, it’s another to go out and just do it. So this blog is also about inspiring you to get out there and chase after your dreams — big or small. It also keeps me accountable to practicing what I preach.
So Who Am I Anyways?
I’m Janice, a.k.a. Cafe — named so after my addiction to the Holy Bean (it will be beat one day … when I am snuggly nestled in the grave).
Aside from being desperately attached to coffee, I enjoy watching NFL football. I’m obsessed with clouds. I drink red wine and scotch. I play the guitar and I’m passionate about singing and songwriting. I love traveling the world, but my favourite place to visit is right here in Ontario — and that’s Killarney Provincial Park, where I go backcountry camping every year. I (try to) run. And I have big hopes and dreams for the future :)
When you read this blog, you may laugh. You may cry. You may incur some life-altering epiphanies. You might meet some other mighty fine bloggers that frequent my ‘hood. What I can say for sure is that you will get a socially interactive experience — because that’s what blogging should be about!
Is Your Daily Dose Undergoing an Identity Crisis??
Updated June 2015: For those of you who have stuck around since my little cafe in the blogosphere first opened its doors, you’ll know that two years ago I wrote my (sort of) last post on Your Daily Dose. A year after that, I decided to repaint the sign and set up shop again — this time as Your Daily Dose of Music.
At that time, I had been quite immersed in the world of songwriting and less willing to share more of my personal life and thoughts with the World Wide Web. So it made sense to me to focus my blog on music. I think as long-time bloggers, most of us go through phases and waves over the years in terms of our motivation and interests — and that’s okay! It just means that we’re changing.
Well, I guess with new changes I’m now hitting another wave. Blogging has always been a passion of mine — but a passion that’s meant to be fun. And I am ready to have some real fun with it again, bring back a few of my all-time favourite posts from the original Your Daily Dose, and, of course, sip many more coffees with my cafe-goers ;)
So Who Are You?
Well, that’s me and my blog! Who are you? Where are you from? Where have you been? What do you like/dislike? What are your hopes and dreams? What do you look for in a blog?
Feel free to grab a cup of coffee and chat with me. I look forward to it :)
– Cafe <3