Skip to main content

It finally happened!

I guess this post has been a long time coming.  Almost 4 years to be exact.  When I started this blog, I had no clue what I was getting into with The Plus Diaries.  That became so evident last year when I had to rebrand to get back to what my blog was intended to be about - my plus life.  Somewhere along the way, I felt ashamed and like I had to conform to get readers.  I have found that to be absolutely false and my readers appreciate my realness, my openness, and the fact that I don't fit into a box. 

Last year, I was on a frenzy.  I just kept writing and I couldn't stop. That was fun, but it also got a little bit exhausting trying to keep up.  Hey, I have a life outside of this blog and that life also includes a full-time job.  

I've been wanting to get on a schedule since I got started and after careful consideration, I have FINALLY come up with a schedule that works for me!  

Ok, call it lazy, but I think my graphic sums it up pretty well.  I always say new month = new goals = new opportunities!  Well, for April my goal is to keep up with this schedule and enjoying the opportunities of taking a breather because I plan on having posts written in advance.  Just keep in mind, the first Monday of each month with ALWAYS be Music Monday, which is why you got a post yesterday.  Also, I'm putting great considering into doing Blogmas this year, so of course, this schedule would drastically change in December...but we have some time to figure that part out now don't we? 

I'm looking forward to this schedule and hoping my readers enjoy knowing when Shayla is going to be post, instead of asking when is Shayla going to post.  Great things are ahead, ladies and gentlemen.  Great things indeed!  

So, everybody, what are you looking forward to changing up this month?! 


Popular posts from this blog

Save Yourself

I am so proud of myself.  I have a tendency to just want to help people, even if it hurts myself.  This year, I've made it a point to focus on self-care.  Not being mean or selfish, but I need to make sure Tameika is good first.  

A couple of weeks ago, someone in my life needed something.  They never asked, but they kept dropping hints about what they needed.  Last year, I would have just offered to help.  This year, that's not going to be the case.  Well, the situation has worked itself out.  That's a great thing.  

Honestly, even if the question would have been asked, I would not have helped.  Why?  I'm glad you asked...

It's because for the first time in a few years, I'm finally coming first in my own life.  I'm taking my life back and it feels so wonderful.  I hope this lasts and that the people around me support what I'm doing.  

I can't keep draining myself in order to support others.  Since I'm such an advocate for self-care, it's time f…

Days of family past

My final post of the year had some cool questions.  I'm going to use this post to answer those questions.  Do not worry, I'm not going to tell who asked what (because I want to protect you from the possible wrath).  I'm just going to answer them.

1 - What is your relationship with your cousin? I have no relationship with my cousin.  In fact, I reference this person as my dad's sister's child.  That relationship ended on August 21, 2017.
2 - What do you think caused this reaction from your cousin? Honestly, I don't have an answer for you.  Of course, my parentals and I have talked at length about it and both told me what they believe to be the cause.  I would rather not say because I want to keep their lives as peaceful as possible and not have to deal with this particular person.  
3 - How do you feel about being around your cousin? I don't want to be around my dad's sister's child.  As far as I am concerned, this person told me exactly what they felt abo…

Year End Review - Edition 2017

This is typically the hardest post for me to write.  You would think I would be used to it by now since I do it every single year, but it doesn't get easier.  I truly think they get more interesting though.  And believe me, 2017 was one for the books.  But let's get to how amazing this year actually was.  

First quarter of the year is always a bit interesting because I get to enjoy Winter and my birthday!  A new person was born into the family and she was absolutely perfect.  She still is and I just enjoy her so, even though I don't see her often.  But what makes her so great to me is that she was born on my actual due date.  Kindred spirit, maybe?  And in thrilling fashion, I celebrated my birthday an entire usual.  It was fun times with my friends and I absolutely had a blast with my parentals.  
The second quarter was a bit quiet.  I finally came up with a blog schedule and I really needed that to happen.  That was also when I sort of regrouped and decided to t…