A Simple Introduction

Hi all! Although I have a handy-dandy section that tells you who I am, I think it’s a great idea to just write a post all about me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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My name is Monica Day. No, I’m not the news anchor or beauty pageant contestant. I am a photographer, artist, baker, writer, wife, daughter, and sister. I’m sure I’m a lot more things as well but that’ll do for now. I’m from the south but have lived all over the country. I’ve never lived abroad though unless you consider Puerto Rico abroad. Oh, I live in San Juan, Puerto Rico but don’t speak very much Spanish. I’m trying to learn though. It’s just so easy not to when everyone speaks English as well. I’m also on a journey of wellness, weight loss, and accountability. I love to teach about the things I know and love, love, love to share.

I started this blog a couple of months ago (August 2014) to mainly keep myself accountable for my weight loss efforts. I quickly realized that I had more to share. I then decided that I’d like to cover my photography, fashion, fitness, and food. Of course, I need all of those to start with the letter “f” so let’s go with “foto”. I actually started this blog with my YouTube videos. Those aren’t all about weight but they were a great place to start with posts. I’ve been wanting to actually commit to blogging for some time now. I’ve started probably 3 or so blogs but never followed through. This time I will. I actually called this blog Monica Does It because I want to actually do it. I want to do EVERYTHING I say I’ll do. I don’t want to be that unaccountable girl anymore. I want to be the woman that everybody can count on.

My blog is for women who are seeking encouragement and motivation. My blog is for anyone that’s looking for answers about photography, fashion, food, and fitness. I want to show these things from my perspective. The perspective of someone who has tried everything only to learn that hard work and persistence really are the secrets to success.

I’ve recently been working on finding my passion for photography again. I am so excited about it. I must say that my recent trip to New York for a photography workshop has helped tremendously. I have a new found passion. I’m also working on my YouTube channel even more. I have a great list of ideas that I cannot wait to implement. I can’t wait to see it grow and become something super fabulous. 

The one message I absolutely want people to take from this blog is that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. I’ve lived in a place where dreams were just that. Dreams. I want my dreams to be reality and have figured out that all it takes is a little commitment. The faith of a mustard seed has moved mountains in my life. 

 

Love always, Monica

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68 comments

  1. Great intro! I now find myself following another blog even though no less than 10 minutes ago I promised to reduce my screen time! Love the look of your blog too, good work Monica x

  2. Amazing introduction! I love it! I really love the way you want to tackle the world and take on amazing things! I know you’ll have a great blog following!

    Big hugs!
    Ashlynn

  3. Hola Monica ๐Ÿ˜€
    It’s great to read that your blog has evolved and now you can share posts of many topics!
    If someday you need help with your Spanish, maybe I could help; my first language is Spanish ๐Ÿ˜€
    And yes! Anything is possible!
    Have a lovely day Monica ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Great intro Monica! So nice to read about you. I can totally relate to the starting and stopping 3 blogs. As I have done that as well.

    I’m interested to learn about how you blog about so many topics, I’m excited to read more!

    1. Thanks! I’m interested to see how this works as well…lol. I know we’re always told to focus on one thing but my one thing is me soooooo. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. My family is from Dominican Republic so we are neighbors haha except I don’t live there. Great post can’t wait to continue to see your photography business develop

  6. San Juan, Puerto Rico!!! that’s amazing!! I love your blog design too. Very simple but very cute!!! Looking forward to reading all your posts.
    xoxo,
    Mahesha

  7. Love, Love your introduction. I too am part of Alex B’s challenge. I love the fact that you are taking Spanish and are on Youtube. Can’t wait to see what is next for you! Keep it coming!

  8. I started my blog to be accountable to myself too! I do hope you stick with this one ๐Ÿ™‚ I really enjoyed reading your introduction and btw “I donโ€™t want to be that unaccountable girl anymore. I want to be the woman that everybody can count on.” <— amen! I'm in the same boat as you. But we can do this!!

  9. Monica! This was great! I love how you speak about wanting to be accountable. Me to. I’ve done the same with blogs and not quite followed through. This is it, girl! xx

  10. Hi Monica! Glad to have found you through Alex’s challenge! I love the clean design of your site and I love the concept of actually doing the things you want to do. It sounds simple, but not many people actually do it! Looking forward to reading more!

  11. CONGRATULATIONS on a few things. 1) beautiful blog. 2) being a new blogger *woop woop*! 3) being a YOUTUBER! You now have a newfound place in my heart. I love YouTube and all things video (can you tell from my blog? ;)) I love your GO-GETTER attitude and of course … monica does suits you perfectly! Keep making those videos, and keep being your inspiring self!

  12. So happy to meet you! How did you like San Juan? I have a dream to have a Home in Italy and also in South America! Im off to go check out the New York Photography Work Shop! See you tomorrow!!

  13. Hey, Monica! It’s so great to read your intro! I’ve been trying to get back into doing YouTube videos as well, so I will definitely be checking out your channel.

    P.S. – I love the colors of your site! They’re so pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Rachel

  14. Thanks for sharing Monica!

    Your site looks great! I am Puerto Rican and would love to visit San Juan one day. Most of my family is from around there. Congrats on the You Tube videos, I am working on the courage to create there.

    Take care,
    Stefanie

  15. PR seems like it would be a wonderful place to live full-time. Congrats on your wellness journey, and your latest blogging efforts are off to a great start.

  16. Nice to meet you, Monica! I read your intro and checked out your YouTube videos, and now I totally want to be friends with you. Is that weird? Congrats on your weightloss journey, I know it’s not an easy one. I’m on my on weight loss quest, too. And can I just say that it’s SO COOL that you went to Lara Jade’s workshop?! I’m so glad I found your blog through the Feel Good Blogging Challenge. I will be following along with your progress! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Monica, Thank you sooooo much for your inspiration. I have been struggling with getting back to a healthy weight and diet myself. It is SO difficult living in the environment I live in. I am from the southern US (Alabama) and we have a strong culture of VERY unhealthy eating habits LOL. Thanks so much for putting yourself out there. You are beautiful and it shines through in your blog!
    Blessings,
    Chrissy

  18. This was such a great post Monica. Congrats to you for making a conscious decision to follow through on your goals and dreams. I’ll be rooting for you. I’ve visiting from the Alex B Challenge as well..heading over to check out your videos. Much success. xo

  19. Wow what a powerful post, Monica! nice to meet you, I’m Carmen and I am from San Juan, Puerto Rico!! Part of me misses my island sometimes!! :'( I love old San Juan!! I also love photography! Love your passion and energy, I’ma have to bookmark your blog! Congrats on everything! I found you thru the blog challenge! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    xx
    Carmen

  20. hi monica..saw your post on the blogging challenge with Alex Beadon…so i am new to this blogging..but love to write..1st thing for me though..how do I create a blog page???..like i know there are tons of free blog sites..but i want to keep it very simple to get me started that’s why i signed up for the challenge..lol..i like this page you have..how did you create it??..is it wordpress..what is it …help..lol!!

    1. Hi Wanda! I use a hosted wordpress on my domain. I then purchased a template to get the look and feel that I currently have.

  21. I love your message Anything is Possible. I am also on my own fitness journey. Keep it up! Speak it into existence and you will get everything you want. I know the most inspiring people in the world need to be lifted up so I hope this encourages you. I really also love your videos you are great at editing them.

  22. Hi Monica!
    I’m doing the Feel Good Blogging challenge too! I have always loved photography but it’s always been more of a hobby for me, I would love to learn more tips though and I’m so glad I found your blog!

  23. Really great intro Monica! I have found you through the Feel Good Blogging Challenge! Really looking forward following you on your journey!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  24. I loved your post Monica, I too am on a weight loss journey and can’t wait to see what you have to say a share. I’m doing the 7 day challenge too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Hello, I love the happy, positive quote that you ended with. It truly is words of wisdom that I will take with me on my journey. Thanks!

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