Tuesday, February 6, 2018


So...for those of you who know me, you're trying to figure out who irked me and some of you might be ready to go to battle.  If you are new to The Plus Diaries, you're probably thinking "this blog is about to be lit".  Calm down.  This is just one of these moments and I don't have to come here (in this rage) often.  

I've been friends with *Lisa for more than 20 years.  We met in middle school and we instantly clicked.  I truly consider her to be one of my greatest friends and I honestly can't imagine my life without her.  This is why I was so hurt a few years ago when her life took a path none of us expected.  

Without going into too much detail, her path involved drugs, sex, and money.  Of course, plenty of lies were told too.  Hell, I was even in some of the lies.  I didn't know about that part until people were asking me if I was "OK" and I had a reaction people didn't expect.

Oh, we talked.  I mean, she's my friend and I needed to know what was going on...especially since I was in her twisted stories.  But I was patient with her.  I let her talk, even though I knew some of what she was telling me was lies.  Even though it was from a distance, she still remained my friend.  At this very moment, she's one of my best friends.  And do you want to know why we're still friends?  She never told me directly or indirectly to GTFOO her L!  

I don't care what you are going through, there are two things I don't think you should ever do...alienate the people around you and tell people who have been (and still are) rooting for you to GTFOO you L.  Really?  Why in the world would you even do that?  And don't give me this mess about "well you don't know what they are going through".  You're right, I don't know what they are going through, but I do know a few things...

1 - We all go through stuff
2 - Life is hard
3 - There is a right way to talk to people

Telling people to leave is not wise.  Just because I'm sitting back on the sideline and not speaking, it doesn't mean I'm not watching.  I'm seeing more than you want me to see and I'm definitely taking notes.  Besides, the very people you are telling to leave might just be the very people you need to stay.  

Friday, February 2, 2018

The Outsiders

It has been too much going on in the blogging world recently.  I mean, I know that any press is good press, but this might have been too much.  Then add it on top of that, you get people who don't blog chiming in talking about you're just doing it to get free stuff or get a real job or find something to do with your spare time.  Let me answer all three of those - I've been writing in The Plus Diaries for almost five years and have proudly made 25 dollars (by accident), I do work a full-time job with great benefits, and writing is just one of the things I do in my spare time.  For you nosey people, I also do crafts, travel, and currently studying for a couple of tests in my free time.  

Blogging is supposed to be fun!  That's why I got into it in the first place.  But trust me, I salute all the wonderful bloggers out there making money off their blogs.  That's awesome to me!  You are doing what you love and making money off it?  If the quote is true and they really like writing, they are not working a single day of their lives.  If you're not making money from your blog, I salute you too.  You're writing for the hell of it and that is a beautiful thing.  For you people like who get some type of compensation every once in a while and not worrying about it, I salute you!  You've mastered the art making a little bit of money, but not letting that little bit of money go to your head like you just made a year's salary.  

My point?  No matter why you're blogging, if you're doing something you enjoy doing, keep going.  It doesn't matter what people think and it definitely doesn't matter what is going on in other blogs.  If we all just focused on our blogs and our other works that we are doing, we won't even have time to hear or be bothered by what other people are saying.  

Love yourself, love your blog, and love your wonderful support system.  Happy blogging! 

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

No Plan, Meal Plan

I believe in showing love where love is due.  To all you meal planners that plan Sunday night for Monday through Friday, I salute you!!!  However, you're probably thinking she's just too lazy to meal plan.  That's not it at all.  I can't meal plan because I like to cook.  

Period.  Point blank.  I can't meal plan because I like to cook.  I can cook three times a week, if I'm in the mood.  Sometimes if I'm having a weird day and I haven't even planned on cooking, I will come home and cook.  It just relaxes me.  I had thought about doing meal planning this year, but decided to wait on buying the containers.  I'm glad I didn't buy them because I would not have made it.  Just would have been a waste of money.  But hey, I still may buy them just because I like how they are separated and makes packing snacks easy. 

So, to all my meal planners out there - how do you satisfy meal cravings during the week or do you just cook over the weekend?  Let me know, peeps! 

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