Helloooo!!! I think it’s time to catch up.
It feels like it’s been ENTIRELY too long!
I’d love to blame it on the pandemic.
I’d love to blame it on Tater.
I’d love to blame it on the new site work.
But the reality is it’s none of those things.
I haven’t had the bandwidth for the blog.
That’s the entire story.
I have recently started school back again, Tate has recently started school for the first time, I’m still trying to get my house in order, Gunner’s sick, and so many more things.
And instead of me using this blog as an outlet, which it started out as, it became work there for a minute.
I increased my work with brands and honestly though I am thankful for it, it took a level of commitment I had to switch my brain for, and this thing that was meant to help me, became stressful.
But isn’t that how it works sometimes. In the madness sometimes we can forget the tools we used to pull us out last time.
I don’t want to do that anymore. And I don’t want you either mama. That’s why I’m back!
So we can help each other through these times.
But, no comeback is right without updates. So here’s some questions I got from you all on Instagram and figured we could do this Q&A style.
So thankful to be back. Let’s do this.
How has life been?
Honestly, life has been great. It’s been very busy, it is a very busy season to say the least, but we are definitely enjoying it. Tate’s in school which he has been loving. I started a new job which I love. Life is good.
Are you still in school? And what for?
Yes! I am back in school after my semester off. Things were too crazy at that time I just couldn’t mentally handle the course load. But happy to say, I am back and passing the class with a B+! I am actually in school getting my masters of nursing in Midwifery!
Are you single hunnyyyy?
Lol I swear you ask this every time haha. But the answer is no I am not. I am in a relationship and he is amazing, that is all haha.
How’s the house coming along?
It’s a work in progress for sure haha. I feel like I never knew how long it took to get a house together because we’ve rented before and I haven’t really cared if everything is done. But now that I do, furniture is expensive honey and it’s going to take time haha.
Was the house buying process really hard?
Um yes. And I’m not sure if “hard” is the right word, but it was stressful. The house searching process, then getting approved, etc. I think the worst part is the waiting and the lack of control. Like you don’t really know when things are going to happen, if your offer will be accepted or someone else’s, if the loan approval goes through, if you have all the documents. It’s a lot but definitely feeling worth it more and more each day.
What are you guys going to be for Halloween?
Well if you follow me on Instagram you saw this yesterday, but chile ya’ll friend wanted to be a dinosaur again. Maybe next year we can do something different haha.
How did you start influencing?
Honestly, I call myself more of a blogger than an influencer. Like yes, I do campaigns from brands but my love is in writing and connecting with you guys in this space. But I just started writing! My blog came first (again, writer at heart here) . I started writing in college just to share my life (all my ol’ G peeps remember Between the Gold lol). I’m so old that Instagram wasn’t that big of a thing when I was in college. And I was very hesitant to get on when it was, but once I did I started being intentional with posting in about 2018/2019. I started following big influencers and seeing what they were doing and basically created it to fit my space! And now a few years later here we are!
No question, just The Mama Program is my favorite thing ever!
Omg it’s mine tooo!! I have so many other things I want to do with that space and I cannot wait to show you guys.. may be a little more connection coming your way too *insert side eyes* lol. But truly, it’s my baby.
Di you always do self care? And if so how?
Honestly, no. I don’t ALWAYS do anything. I absolutely suck at consistency. But I do my best, and I think that’s all we can do in life. My best advice I can give you for self care is being intentional. Intentional basically means purposeful. And my favorite way to be intentional is to listen to yourself. What do you need? For me, sometimes my self care for the day is sitting outside in the car after work. Why? Because I had a rough day at work and before my kid starts looking at me and asking all these questions, I need a minute to gather myself. See what I mean? Think of what you need and plan a time to get it done!
What’s next for you?
Honestly idek haha. When you find out, let me know lol. I’ve learned to try and force myself to not plan out too far because I kind of really connect to plans and get really upset when it doesn’t happen. So for now, finish school and finish furnishing my house lol.
Alright guys, I could sit here and answer questions forever but I think that could get pretty long after a while haha, so maybe this is something we could do monthly. Let me know if you’d like that in the comments below!
Take care of you too mama,