It's Bobbie's World

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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 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 (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

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

I made it!