It's Bobbie's World

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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?


I did the Peachtree Road Race!

Monday, July 4, 2016


My number

Y'all.....I did the Peachtree Road Race here in Atlanta today! WHAT.AN.EXPERIENCE for a 1st timer like myself.


The Beginning...why am I looking upset? lol

I got in the race by default. My sister friend was unable to do the race and my sister asked me if I would join her and my niece this year. My 1st response to her was HELL NO no and that I would be going to go to the gym in the morning. But 15mins later I called her back and said, yes I would go with them and boy am I glad I did.



Whitney, Mary and I


I met a new friend along the way just before the 1mile mark-her name is Dale. She befriended me because she wanted to know what the "B" stood for on my Beats by Dre headphones-plus she also liked them because they are pink. Let me tell you about Dale....she got me thru the race! Her enthusiasm and encouragement pushed me thru that finish line. Every person she saw, every person she knew even the on-lookers cheering everyone on she told them this was my 1st time doing the yearly Fourth of July race-they even cheered for me and gave hi-fives. I'm so grateful for Dale. She took very good care of the newbie. I think I have a new bestfriend. What a feeling!


Dale-halfway there


Dale and AP

Oh, did I mention that this is Dale's 32nd Peachtree Road Race? Talk about inspiration. Dal  told me to meet her next year, same time and place but this time we will be wearing pink tulle dresses. lol


Dale made it to the Finish Line!

Will I do the Peachtree Road Race next year? It's too soon to tell. My body will be the deciding factor when I get up in the morning.....lol.

I made it!



Dear Whitney....

Monday, April 18, 2016




Dear Whitney…
It seems like yesterday, I had just moved to Atlanta and my duties as your aunt Shuggie kicked right in. As you know, I’ve been an auntie for a long time, but you were more like my own child. I went from picking you up from daycare daily to attending parents’ day when your mom & dad was unable to attend. That was just one of the best days of my life when it came to caring for you. Oh, and another highlight was us singing our favorite song by Nelly “Air force One” on many of days riding out through Atlanta. I would look into the rearview mirror and we would sing together and you would be thee happiest little girl in your car seat singing… “Give me 2 purr(in Nelly’s voice, lol)” and throwing up two fingers. Too cute!
Moving forward to 2015….you have now obtained your driving license and that’s when it hit me-while I was a passenger driving with you- that you are no longer that little girl that need me. You are no longer that little girl in that car seat, our roles has reversed as you are now driving me around these days. I was not ready for this day! You would no longer need me to hold your hand, as you are now turning into a young adult and will now be making decisions on your own.






Now were in 2016….I’ve taken you on your last spring break trip as a high schooler. We had a great time at Panama City Beach. Prom was this past Saturday and you looked absolutely beautiful and I was in awe of the young lady are you becoming….and in a month, I will be seeing you walk across that stage accepting your high school diploma and in the fall you be attending Georgia State University.






These last 12years, I have truly enjoyed seeing you grow up into a young adult and I can’t wait to see what the next 12 years and beyond will bring. Just know, I will always be here every step of the way.
I love you, Whitney!
Auntie Shuggie.