It's Bobbie's World

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Lifestyle: Blogalicious8-Atlanta

Monday, November 7, 2016




It's Monday...and it's back to my reality! But before that I have to talk about my time this past weekend at Blogalicious 8.

This year's conference was held at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead and the theme for this year was "Content is Life"

This is my 2nd time volunteering on the Social Squad for Blogalicious. I attended last year in Baltimore and this past weekend here in Atlanta.

The Social Squad starts the day before the conference takes place. During this time we are stuffing swag bags, scouting the venue, preparing the suites for the panels and going over the not so fluid ever changing schedule.
 

Jonna and Erica checking notes on the venue

A few swag bags


This years conference was everything for me that I did not get in my rookie season as a Social Squad Member. Here are just a few things that made this years conference special for me:

Michigan(my hometown) represented this year in the ATL. There was 4 Michiganders who were part of the Social Squad. Woop-Woop!

I was able to attend some of my blogger friends sessions and gain more knowledge on blogging and working with brands

I enjoyed my goodies that my roommates gave me. Such a nice gesture!

Y'all Luvvie Ajayi was in the house! Which was crazy. Everyone wanted to see Luvvie. I am so glad to have gotten my book signed by her.


Lately, I have been thinking about starting a monthly subscription box, but didn't quite know how to go about it and I am thankful for whomever thought it was a great idea to have Taylar Barrington at the conference to talk to a select few about starting a subscription box.


My Michigan Peeps/Social Squad Members


Gifts from my roomies

Luvvie Autographed my book




The friendships(new and old), the fun, the information shared from the speakers, connections with brands was priceless! I am overly full with this year's conference and cannot wait to put what I learned to use.




Now, that the fun from the weekend is over, I am now back to reality(home, work, working out)!

Blogalicious 2017 will be held in....drum roll please.....MIAMI! Will you be there?

Lifestyle: Thank You Cards

Wednesday, October 12, 2016




Saying "thank you" is something that we all are use to saying when someone goes out of their way to do something nice or pay a compliment, the first thing that you will say is thank you! But how about taking "thank you" a step further...how about sending a handwritten thank you card?

Most cases when a thank you card is being sent; it's because you have either attended an celebratory event where you purchased a gift, you have been interviewed for a job etc...I think you catch my drift.

Now here is where that step further comes into play....if you are in a management position at your employer and your team(or employee) goes above and beyond on a task or project, or a classmate helped you study for that final exam you have been dreading and you received a passing grade or maybe your mentor (or a mentor in your head) said or wrote a message and it spoke right to you. These are instances where you can send a nice handwritten thank you card thanking that individual. 

When writing your thank you note...SPECIFY why you are thanking that individual.

Let me add...I have not sent a thank you card in a while(insert shame face here), but I plan on it, because lately, I have been purchasing some of the cutest thank you stationary cards just for this reason. 

Thank you card stationary does not have to cost an arm and a leg. I normally purchase mine from either TJMaxx, Marshall's or the dollar spot at Target. Such as the ones below.




What are some reasons you would send a thank you card? When was the last time you sent a thank you card to someone? 


Challenging My Comfort Zone

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I have been procrastinating writing this post since I've been back from my trip from Florida; which has been a few weeks now. Partly, because I wasn't sure if I was ready for the innanets (internet) to critique-and possibly-troll me for what I have done. But as I sit here, as long as I have and haven't published this post, it kind of defeats the purpose of it.

A few weeks back I visited Panama City Beach with my girl, Shantel over at  www.freckledandstyled.com (go check out her blog) and our friend Rhonda to celebrate our birthdays for some fun in the sun.  Because I have not been comfortable with my body in some years, I have made it a point to be covered up and that means even at the beach!

Original Swimsuit



While at the beach, I looked at women of all sizes wearing a 2-piece bikinis, while assessing these ladies I thought to myself...if they can love the skin at the size they are now, then why can't I...and doing so in a bikini as well? Needless to say, I ended up at Target that Friday night and purchased me a new 2-piece bikini to wear on Saturday at the beach. Did I mention, I have never worn a 2-piece bikini? Yeah, I know, I know....lol.

New bikini


Being pushed out of my comfort zone has given me some confidence to challenge myself in other areas of my life. Putting on that 2-piece and uploading this picture of myself has been one of the most uncomfortable things I've done in a very long time. Knowing I'm about to push send for everyone to see has raised my anxiety all the way up. But here goes......

When was the last time you pushed yourself out of your comfort zone?