the blogging life

The Blogging Life: Sayda Jaycee

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

 
We're interrupting our regular forecasting to bring you someone very wise, very sweet, and very talented.  Dance along with me as we welcome blogger Sayda Jaycee!! 
 
 
I can't wait for y'all to meet her (she already wins because of her name.  I just love it!)
 
So let's get into the nitty-gritty here; why and when did you start blogging?  I have always wanted to get my writing out there. I started blogging in 2012, I'd say. Just posting small short stories--dabbling in the early budding blogging stages. At that point, I didn't really have readers, just some family friends.


What is your favorite thing to have with you for photo shoots?  Beside my camera... I like to take a notebook with me to record the times of day when the lighting is perfect. And also to make notes and look back on them to see how I can improve. I also write down some photo ideas and inspiration--drawing pictures and writing poems. That sounds kind of strange, but that's how I find some of my photo inspiration.

First three favorite books that come to mind:  Favorite books: The Book Thief, Harry Potter, The Hunger Game series. Hands down. :)


If you could let your readers know one thing what would it be?  I appear to have a very unfortunate life and health. And in some words, I do. But, one thing that I'd love for everyone in this whole world to know, even, is that I have a God Who heals and Who saves. And it doesn't get much better than that. Dealing with chronic pain and other illnesses hands me pity from many people. But what I want my readers to know is that I am functioning only because of my Savior Jesus. And I couldn't even be breathing still without Him.

Favorite topic to blog about?  Probably how the Lord has used my story to inspire people. I also love blogging about real, raw stuff that people deal with: anxiety, health, depression, failure, family, school. I find that instead of hiding behind my computer screen, I can actually show people who I am, but only through Christ.


Favorite post you've written?  I would have to say, "The Glorification of Perfection." That post is very short, raw, and not super sugar-coated. I talk about how I am such a mess in this life. I am a disaster of emotions, pain, and tears. But then I turn around and glorify people who appear perfect--who appear busy and important. It's a very simplistic post, so I also like it because it's not long. And there's one picture. :) See the post here!


Early bird or night owl?  Boy, that's an easy one. Night Owl for sure. I can stay up super late... as long as I get to sleep in the next morning!


One 2015 goal?  To know and respect my physical, emotional, and mental limitations, apply them accordingly, and then to accept and enjoy them to the best of my abilities.
 

Follow along with Sayda's blog: A Blooming Ache
 
 

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15 comments

  1. This is such a great interview, Chloe. I loved hearing what Sayda had to say! She's a really cool person (and her photography rocks).

    Keep doing these types of posts, girl! I love 'em!

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    1. Um TELL ME ABOUT IT. Her photos inspire me, to say the least:)

      Oh I'm so glad you liked them!! Isn't it so fun to find new blogs??

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  2. I love this post SO MUCH. Sayda has such a beautiful blog, and I'm so confused as to how I didn't know about it before! Thanks for sharing. ♥

    xoxo

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  3. Oh, I love reading interviews! And I agree with Hannah; this is a really cool one. (Also, I love that gif at the beginning.) And those photos are lovely.

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    1. I couldn't go more than one post without a gif! it was just indecent! :D Thanks, Aimee :) :)

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  4. wow is that you doing the leap!? I can do it too and LOOOOOVVVVEEE doing it. Please check out my blog and post a comment on the latest post. Thanks so much for reading!

    shinenelevate.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Weirdest thing I just realized...I don't know Sayda personally, but she is friends with my best friend Lily. Haha so cool :) Loved this interview!

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    1. Srsly?? That's fantabulous! I love it when things like that happen!!! Small world :) :) If you ever see her in person tell her hi for me :D

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  6. Sayda is super cool. Her pictures. Her story. This shines real beauty. And the interview was very interesting as I couldn't wait to read what she had to say next!

    graceineverything.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes yes yes. The whole enchilada! :)

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  7. I read her about me and health story on her blog... Amazing.

    xoxo Morning

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    1. I know. So awesome to see how God is using our lives to paint pictures of beauty and brokenness! :)

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  8. Thank you so much, Chloe, for putting this post together! And thanks to all these lovely comments. :)

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    1. No thank YOU Sayda!!! I had a blast getting to exchange emails. ;) I've enjoyed getting to know you better through the process.

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