This post is sponsored by My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream but the content & opinions expressed here are my own.

I’ve been blogging for 7 years but went professional in June of 2017. I'm grateful to be my own boss as a blogger, influencer, & social media consultant. I'm thankful for the successes, growth, & strength it has given me, but also for the challenges, loss, & struggle I've been able to overcome. Here are 3 things that come mind after 11 months of being my own boss.

Working with Cool Brands

As a San Diego blogger, I get the opportunity to work with amazing brands. Today I styled a photo shoot, took photos, edited them, & created content to share on social media all while I munched on My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream. Just a part of the job! Gotta love it.

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is the cutest snack with flavors for any tastebud: Double Chocolate,  Sweet Mango, Green Tea, Ripe Strawberry, Cookies & Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip, Salted Caramel, & Vanilla. My tip: cut one in half to share with a friend — that way you can sample multiple flavors hehehe. Fred said his favorites are Sweet Mango & Ripe Strawberry. I adored My/Mo Green Tea the most!

Make My Own Hours

I'm thankful I create my own hours. I can work from wherever, a convenient benefit to the laptop lifestyle. Sometimes I need Wi-Fi, but sometimes I can go without it. I can take the time to go on an afternoon walk by the duck pond. I can take a moment to hear the birds chirp happily amongst one another or see a matinee movie on a Tuesday. It's something I don't take for granted.

Connect to People 

I connect to people daily when I share bits of my life, my work, & things I've learned along the way. I connect one-on-one with my clients. I'm grateful to make an impact in their day, to get them to think deeper, get them to try something different, get them to understand their comfort zone & how to navigate outside of it, after all that’s when life happens — just beyond the borders of our zones of familiarity, of comfort. 

So which My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream flavor sounds the best to you? Are you a blogger? Do you want to go pro? Feel free to ask a question in the comment section!

* Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream. As always, all opinions are 100% mine aka Carmen's. Learn more about my disclosure. :]