MY LIFE: Why I choose therapy for my anxiety and depression

Life is hard right now. Actually my life has been fairly difficult for the last four years. I hint at my struggles here & there. But, knowing the internet is an open forum for petty parades, I keep my business close to me. However, therapy saved me from death and I thought I’d share my journey. Therapy helped me realize that you should always plant seeds of courage, confidence, and motivation so they can bloom during your darkest days. It’s why I stay positive, it’s why I blog.

Last year I went to therapy because I was having intense suicidal thoughts. Life had really gotten the best of me. In the past four years I was hit with a wave of horrible; some of it my fault, some just coincidence, all of it bad. I’m a Christian, and even the Bible advises us to SEEK GOOD COUNSEL And that’s what I did.

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Hello October: New Month, new website!

Happy October! Oh my, I’ve been reading all my friend’s posts on Instagram and everyone is surprised how quickly September went by. I agree! September flew by and now we are a couple weeks from the holiday season! Wow!

Since it’s officially Fall 2018 this is the perfect time to celebrate CHANGE! Have you noticed the change on the website? Yes! We got a nice lil upgrade!

Do you love it?

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BLOGGERLIFE: How to write a book

I started a new chapter this week! I started working on my NEXT BOOK! Before I get deep into the writing process, I wanted to discuss the journey of turning blog-posts into book pages. Going from ‘just a blogger‘ to a full fledged author, has been fulfilling and challenging. In this post we’ll discuss the my journey to authorship, time management, and keeping your core audience.

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#BLOGGERLIFE: How to change your blogging niche

If you’ve been blogging for more than two years you may start feeling blogger burnout or Blogger fatigue. What brought you into the blogging game may not interest you anymore. It may be time to change your focus; change your niche. The team over at the Blogger Xchange asked me to give advice on how to change your blog’s focus, your blog’s niche. Change is … Continue reading #BLOGGERLIFE: How to change your blogging niche

#Bloggerlife: The numbers matter, but so does your impact!

It happens to every blogger who’s been putting in that good work. You photos are great, you’ve been posting on your site consistently, and your social media following is rising organically. Then, you get an email from the brand that you’ve been stalking! Yes! If you remember from my ‘Blogging While Broke‘ post, most bloggers barely make enough to pay for daily cup of coffee. So, when a brand reaches out to you, ANY BRAND, you get hype!

But then, they send you that . . . questionnaire. You start answering the question and they ask about your NUMBERS:

You answer truthfully because that’s what a real businessperson does. If you are like me you get a little nervous before sending that response email. The question lingers in the air; what if my numbers aren’t good enough? Continue reading “#Bloggerlife: The numbers matter, but so does your impact!”

#BloggerLife: I don’t want to be a plus-size blogger

I know this title is a bit awkward but I’ve been thinking about it for a long time. This is, like, my 12th year blogging. I’ve had some HUGE successes and I’ve had plenty valleys. I’ve always called myself a fashion blogger, but I’ve often been asked why don’t I concentrate my efforts on being a PLUS- SIZE BLOGGER. And, that always gets me to thinking about the importance or non-importance of niche blogging.

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#BloggerLife: Are you a blogger, an Influencer, or both?

Blogger vs. Influencer? It’s a discussion that’s become more prevalent as influencer marketing grows. Everyone wants to be popular online. Everyone wants followers. And, everyone wants to work with brands. But which lane is best for you to achieve that goal? In this post I’ll discuss the difference between the Blogger and the Influencer, and which category is best for you! In my post, Blogging … Continue reading #BloggerLife: Are you a blogger, an Influencer, or both?