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Year End Review - 2015 Edition

Wow, the end of 2015 has arrived.  As I look back, I see change, but more important, I see growth.  It may have taken me until the final months of the year, but I took chances and life has never been better.  God has truly been good.  

When I do this post (or journal entry), I try to come up with a name to help me remember the year.  Typically, it takes all 365 days.  Although I cut it rather close this year, it did not take all of those days.  Ok, maybe it took only 357 days, but I finally have a name.  This year has been the year of the survivor.  

January started off rocky, but it was nothing I could not handle.  I decided to take a chance at a business venture.  Although I will not be continuing, it did open an abundance of doors I never thought was possible.  All because I took a chance and someone took a chance on me.  

For those of you who truly know me, you know the struggle I had in March.  If you don't know me, you are about to learn a lot about me.  I turned 30!  What is s…

Pleasantly surprised

Not every post I do is going to be something long and full of words.  This may be the case tonight!  However, I have to tell you about an adventure I had yesterday that was really amazing.  

My mom and I went shopping together.  For those of you who actually know us, you know that has the potential to be a disaster.  We just don't do well together when it comes to shopping because our styles are so different.  On the other hand, there are those moments when something amazing happens - we agree on something perfect for both of us and only one of us will buy it.  Yesterday was my lucky day.  

She had a gift card to a store - Macy's.  We're both plus divas, but neither one of us had taken a chance on clothes in Macy's.  For her, it's her jewelry and shoe store.  For me, it was the store I kept walking past.  Weirdly enough, both of us came out of there yesterday with some solid finds and even better deals.  

In the city I live (I live in another state from my parents), I…

Thinking until my brain hurts

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about something very exciting happening in this blog.  Just in case you forgot, FEATURES are coming to this blog and I am thrilled to be doing this!  It is something I have thought and prayed long about.  I don't know how it is going to turn out, but please know that I'm excited for the journey.  
Well, now I have to help guide you to these particular posts!  Keep in mind, I've been thinking about doing these features long before I announced them to you.  That translates to this - I've been trying to figure out a name for the features that fit my personality and also is cool if (well when) I start featuring guys in my blog.  After much thinking and running a few ideas past a really awesome friend of mine, the decision has finally been made!  
The features will be titled...."Backstage Pass"!  I'm so excited to share the name with you.  Now, you know when you see the title, you know it is a feature.  The person being feat…

The Facebook Fast

Well, the title is pretty obvious.  I've taken a step back from the other social network.  Don't worry, I don't plan on taking a break from Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr any time soon.  Why the break from the book of faces?

That's just it - it's a book of faces.  People I knew (or thought I knew) were not the same anymore.  People will do anything for likes or shares.  A lot of people forgot where they came from. and some people never left.  

I love Twitter because I love the business connects I have made on there.  I love the people I've "met" and some of the conversations have been so deep.  I feel some days on Facebook is a popularity contest.  It felt like high school all over again.  I've been out of high school for more than a decade and I really wasn't planning on going back.  The last thing I remember, since my hiatus, was a fight taking place between this guy and the family of the mother of his child.  Yes, I mean the whole family.  Don…

Favorite show to date

During my day, I keep on a certain radio show.  They make me laugh and the show plays all day long, along with some other things on their app.  I can honestly say that I love them and today they had a really interesting conversation.  I wasn't sure where they were going to go because none of them are really qualified to talk about the topic (we'll get to that later), but I did like the twist they put on it to make it fit for everyone!  

I know you are curious, so yes I will tell you the show.  I listen to the Ace and TJ Show (@TheAceTJShow).  Well, at 10am EST on their app, they do More Show After the Show.  This is 30 minutes when they just let go and let it happen.  Today, one of the topics they took on were rather interesting because, as I said before, none of them are really qualified to talk about the topic.  However, I loved the twist they put on it and it made perfect sense!!!  
One of the topics were concerning the fat shaming that Lane Bryant has found themselves involv…

She said she was jealous

Looks can be deceiving.  I bet when you read the title you thought some thick chick is jealous of her skinny friends.  Well, in a wonderful role reversal, you are really wrong.  

I pride myself in having a cool set of friends.  Some are skinny and some look like me.  Some are homosexual and some are heterosexual.  Some are Christians and others believe in other things.  Point is, I love them all.  

Well, since this blog is about living the plus life, you have probably guessed this is about a funny plus diva situation we found ourselves in over the weekend.  A few of us were at an event over the weekend and we got into a conversation about how two people met one another.  Both of them actually met while working at a Torrid.  You know my love for Torrid and their clothes.  Of the 5 of us in the conversation, 3 of us are considered plus size women.  Here is when it funny...

One of my smaller friends asked, "what's Torrid"?  We began to explain.  My other smaller friend said, &…

Write About Now!

This is probably going to be one of those posts where the title is not going to come to me until the very last minute.  Seriously, it will probably come right before I get ready to press "publish".  However, I've been waiting to write this post and it deserves something a lot better than just "BIG ANNOUNCEMENT".

I've been writing this blog for two and a half years now.  I've enjoyed every moment of it and the blogging community has been great.  Each year I think how can I make this blog better?  I've always wanted to write things people would love to read and one day make my name someone people automatically knew.  Quite frankly, that is why I choose the background for this blog - one day I'm going to see my name in lights.  It's all about believing and speaking it into existence.  It's been a journey and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon.  However, I wanted to do a change.  

It is no secret the world around me inspires EVERYTHING …