Have you seen the new Allstate ad? If not, take 62 seconds and check it out:
I saw it recently and it got me thinking about freebies and how they relate to living the good life. For me, it started just by wanting to share a couple of good finds with my mom and my sister Jenni. Having free samples show up on my mailbox was fun, but sharing them with my friends and family was what really made it worthwhile.
And that’s when the idea to become a blogger struck me.
What if I could show hundreds or even thousands of people what I found every day? The idea was exciting for sure, but daunting at the same time. I really didn’t know how to be a blogger. Learning how to get a website started was just the tip of the iceberg, of course. What did people want to read about? Would anyone other than my friends and family ever see it? Motivated by my entreprenurial fever, and a slight case of unemployment, I dove in feet first and never looked back. Five years later I’ve got this blogging thing down and thanks to readers like you I’m still going strong.
Are you still looking for a little piece of the good life? Check out Allstate Good Life for a some great free tips and advice on everything from car insurance to household organization and home repair (featuring Carter Oosterhouse). They even have a tool for finding cheap gas near you and money saving offers from Terminix and PODS.
I bet a lot of you have a similar story of how you stared down fear and doubt to grab your piece of the good life. Share it with the world right here by leaving a comment and tweeting with #GoodLife.