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The Callback - Part II

This is probably not going to be my longest post ever.  I promised you that whether the news was good or bad, I was going to share something with you today.  I've been keeping this under wraps because I wasn't ready to share it just yet.  However, today is the day.  I hope that you find this inspirational and learn that you should never let anyone take anything away from you.  

I've learned that when doors close or slam in my face, it is usually because there is something greater.  It hurts for the door to do that, but you just have to keep the faith.  No, this isn't about religion.  I really don't care what religion your practice because that is your freedom and your choice, I'm just telling you to have faith in all that you.  A few years ago, I was approached about doing something in the entertainment industry.  Not thinking I have the body to be out like that, I laughed it off, but at the same time, it did peak my interest.  I'm a writer, so I had to star…

Size isn't everything

A few weeks ago, I saw one of my favorite artist on Katie.  Now, I'm not a fan of the daytime talk show, but she had an interesting topic going and I absolutely love one of her guest.  Mandisa was on the show talking about her weight loss and what she does to keep it off.  She also mentioned how the comments of Simon Cowell affected her life and actually motivated her to change her life.  

Even though in mean spirits, Cowell's comments caused Mandisa to make a lifestyle change that she has kept up with today.  She introduced to me, MadiserSize.  Now, I'm pretty sure that I am not spelling that right, but I liked the concept.  She said that she enjoyed Zumba (which I do too).  However, she also said that she changed the name to MandiserSize because she did it to Christian music.  It was her way of getting her workout and praise on at the same time.  

Why did that really get my attention?  Well at this point in my life, God has taken a huge step forward in my life.  I workout.…

The Callback!

So, I am going to try to write this post while keeping something a secret.  I still am trying to figure out some things and that is the only reason I am keeping something under wraps, for now.  

Today I had the opportunity to meet with someone concerning an endeavor that I wanted to pursue.  What I thought was a door closing could quite possibly be a few doors (yes, plural) opening.  I listened to her and she gave me some advice about how to go about some things.  She even let me know an event that she was in charge of and encouraged me to check out the site and put my writing skills to good use.  Like I said, I don't want to say exactly what it is right now, but I feel like I am going to be able to in just a few short weeks.

This is the point of this post tonight, Don't Give Up!  When it seems like a door is being slammed in your face, it's probably not.  It's just one closing so that you don't go down a path that you are not supposed to go down.  Pay attention to w…

Growing Up Plus

I had the idea for this post last night and I really wanted to write it.  I just had one big, major problem - I didn't have my laptop.  Luckily, my computer guru buddy only took one night to fix my baby and quickly got me back to doing what I love.  So, here we go.  

As you all know, I get inspired from so many people around me.  It can be what they have on, their personalities, the overheard conversations, just anything that happens around me.  Well, the inspiration for this post actually came from the tweet chat #HautiesTalk that was held by ManikMag (@manikmag, www.manikmag.com) on last night.  It's so neat to talk about things that are going on in the "plus community" and not feel bad or be ridiculed about it.  The one thing I really took notice of last night is the fact that there are so many more outlets for us plus diva today.  

When I was growing up, I felt like I had to dress older than what I was.  I had to shop in the smallest size of the adult store because…

The look

I'm pretty sure that all chicks go through this.  You know, that moment when you suddenly desire to change your look or you just start doing it in small little increments?  Well, as I went shopping today and then returned to take a look at my closet, I noticed my change of clothing.  I'm not sure if it is because I have lost weight (only 22 pounds to go until I hit my goal) or if it is because the shy girl from my hometown no longer exists.  I would like to believe it is the latter of the two.  

So, my shopping excursion took me to Ashley Stewart (again) today.  Yes, I'm pretty much in love with that store.  Ok, let me get back to my "change".  Over the past few months, I have noticed a subtle change in my appearance.  My shoe game has truly gone through a change.  I never in my life thought that I would be rocking heels that way that I am right now.  I've ventured out into wearing more dresses and they have gotten a bit shorter.  Hey, I have to show off my fa…