Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Something new - March 1

I've been really thinking of some ways to put myself out there a little bit more.  Some of my peeps say that I am still quiet and that I need to show people myself more.  I thought I was ok, but I can see where they say that "shy girl they used to know" is still around.  After a lot of thinking and trying to figure out what I could do to express myself a little bit more, I have decided to take to Instagram to help me in this endeavor.  

Now, first thing you need to do is to make sure that you follow me on instagram and twitter @TheShaylaEm.  Once you have made that happen, start talking to me and asking me some questions.  Starting this weekend, March 1, I will be answering one question a day on Instagram.  Make sure I can answer the question in 15 seconds please.  

Well, now that you know what is going on, make sure you get those questions to me.  You can even comment on here and let me know what you want to know.  Can't wait to talk to you, peeps.  You keep me going and I look forward to seeing these questions!  

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Follow the signs

Well, I honestly don't even know how to begin this one.  Actually, the fact that this happened to me is pretty awesome.  What I have learned from this is that it is time for me to stop being scared and do something I really want to do.  Even if I don't make it, I can at least say that I tried.  Let me get to my story and then you will understand why I chose that particular title.  

About 2 years ago, I was approached about doing something.  I had thought about it as a teen, but the entire family didn't agree.  I let it go.  Then when I was asked about it again, I said I would give it a try.  I started trying to get things together and just trying to prepare myself for what was to come.  However, there was always something holding me back and it was my lack of confidence.  People find that hard to believe because I appear to be so outgoing and so full of life, but sometimes, there is a nervous part of me that is hard to shake.  

I don't know your faith and I am not trying to push mine on you, but earlier this week, I asked God to give me a glimpse into my life.  I thought that it was just going to come in a dream that night (and it did), but I also believe he gave me a sign today while I was awake and at work.  

I had been in contact with a place on twitter and had checked out their website.  I really liked what I saw and was looking forward to going and giving it a try.  Even if I didn't make it, I can at least say that I tried.  Truthfully, I could have been at this place a few weeks ago and already know what is going to happen.  However, my nerves kept getting the best of me and I would never go and see the people I needed to see.  That brings us to today.  

While I was working my day job, I was parked outside of a building.  I wasn't really paying attention.  I was only making sure that I wasn't blocking any parking spaces or driveways.  I had easily been sitting out there for a good 45 minutes and for some reason, I decided to look at the sign and see what businesses were in that particular building.  Imagine the look on my face when I discovered that I was basically parked in front of the building that housed the business I have been in contact with?  I don't know what you think about it, but I cannot help but think it has a bigger meaning to me.  

Needless to say, I need to get on the ball.  I had made a promise to myself that I would go there before my birthday.  Well, that only leaves me 5 more weeks so I need to get moving.  Don't worry, I'll keep you updated and in 5 weeks if I haven't mentioned it, please call me out.  

You can hit the link on the right of your screen, but to make it easy for you, you can find me on Twitter and Instagram @TheShaylaEm.  Seriously, call me out and make me tell you what happened.  See, now I have to do it because I have told you to call me out.  LOL.  Also, just let me give you a heads up, I am going to need your help in a few days.  February 10 - 14, I'll be in a photo contest so I'll need your votes!  

Be confident, beautiful people.  Whatever you have on your mind that you need to accomplish, get to it.  Time waits for no one.  

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Be bold and bright

I was going to write about this yesterday and then I changed my mind.  Then today, it came back to my mind again because I feel like it is important.  It probably won't be my longest post, but I have to tell you something about one of my favorite things - clothes.  

Yesterday, I went shopping at one of my favorite places, Ashley Stewart.  I ended up buying 2 sweaters and 2 jeggings.  Well, the 2 pairs of jeggings that I purchased are bright (yellow and coral).  Yes, I love bright colors.  One of the other fabulous plus ladies in the store saw what I was buying and she said, "Those are bright.  I wish I was that brave".  I looked at her and told her, "I used to be like that, but if smaller people can wear bright colors, so can we".  

Seriously, I used to be like that.  I would stick to the black, browns, and blues.  I have a bright personality, so why not let my wardrobe reflect that?  Don't get me wrong, I try on everything before I leave the store.  Not all colors are going to look great on a person.  That is just how it is.  For instance, I will never wear another purple dress.  Did that a few years ago and I felt a few shades lighter than Barney.  

Find what looks good on you, but don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.  You never know, you might find a new style.