Coffee and Mimosa chat

What a week this has been!! Business wise this has just been a remarkable week! Let’s sip some coffee and talk business 🤗

I was offered a job🙌🏾 when I first started blogging I needed to know if there was actually ways to make money blogging outside of affiliate links and selling online courses. I’m not opposed to those things, however I’m a realist. I know that I haven’t been doing this very long so I don’t have a larger enough audience for affiliate links to be sustainable to me at this time. I also don’t have a course in mind… I do but once again it’s not in my immediate business plan to sell a course until I have somethings to back up my class. I like to live through it before I walk someone through something. Anyways I found the site problogger.com

They have a pull down bar for jobs

I applied to 5-10 jobs a day. I did this and (still do this every few weeks) I suggest you do the same if your want to make some money blogging. I devote time to just spend 1-2 hours just applying for jobs that I know I’m capable of doing. I found some great jobs on problogger.com but these are part-time jobs. (The jobs I’m apply for are part-time.. they do have full time jobs but since I have a full time job, a blog and a social media agency.. I don’t have as much time to devote to another full time job.) I was happy to see that email.

I have a Skype interview Tuesday and I can’t wait! I can’t believe this is my life. I have the chance to be the editor of the fashion/lifestyle circle of smallteaser.com

I felt like Carrie Bradshaw dipped in chocolate.. I’m just over the moon to even have this opportunity. This is what I want to do. I love social media, I love for blogging and I just can’t wait to fully do this for a living. I have a client for my social media marketing agency.

My fiancé is going back to college and his art professor has a studio and no social media presence. I’m being hired to get her and her business on social media and thriving! I’ve only been doing this a short time but I love this. I love checking the numbers and seeing the growth.

I love what I do so much. Each accomplishment brings me to tears because I’m just overjoyed with happiness that I’m finally doing what I want to do with my life. I love being a nurse and it’s provided me tremendous opportunity and life filled with great memories of awesome patient, Dr’s it’s been a wonderful 10 years. However I couldn’t deny my longing for something more. I was in a position in my life where I was living paycheck to paycheck and just miserable always worried about finances. I was budgeted to the penny and my self worth and happiness were wrapped into my take home pay. I was in a rut. I’m so glad I took a chance and stop letting myself doubt and fears stop me.

I used to think “No one cares what I have to say” well 200 people now follow what I say and that means so much to me. I love writing. I love sharing my life and the fact people follow me.. it overwhelms me with happiness.

People are reading my work. I really take time to craft these people and try to give information that is useful. Helpful, encouraging to new bloggers and mothers because there’s really not a handbook for either one. There’s no right way to be a blogger and there’s definitely no right way to be a mom. I’ve been blessed this week for sure. I’m up now at 0430 because I have a business meeting to attend with my mentor Dr Truong

Dr Truong is an anesthesiologist who is also a financial counselor. She thinks I can help people my age learn about finances with my blog… I think that’s a great.. I’m a person that needs to know about my finances. I’m 33, getting married, buying a house and I know something about finances, I have a small 401k and other benefits but no real safety net of savings and I want to learn to be better prepared for my financial future. Plus I want to learn how to behave at a business meeting. I’ve never been to one. I know this is more of seminar type of situation but outside of nursing I’ve never been to one of those either 🤷🏾‍♀️ I’m excited for this opportunity as well. I don’t know what to expect which is why I awake I can’t sleep.. thinking about what this could be.. what does it all mean lol I’m blessed Dr Truong is back in my life. We worked together on the same o.r team for years. She was anesthesia and I was her recovery nurse. She trained me to save lives impeccably. So I trust her to teach me to be financially successful. Now on to motherhood I need a mimosa for this week 😱🙄 an emoji one will have to do for the moment 🥂Brooke started 7th grade and I cried! My baby is growing, I’m not ready but I’m excited to watch her grow. She said a lot of boys were looking at her and she said “YOU OK? You never seen shoulders before?” 😂😂 I just admire her personality. She told me her school no longer has dress code. The old fashioned old lady in me is like ” I HAD TO WEAR A PARKA WHEN I WAS IN THAT DISTRICT! YOU WEAR A PARKA TOO!” But times have changed and people should wear what they want… the brain will function still even if your shoulders are bare.

My fiancé went back to school. I’m so proud of him. He’s never been to college. He was in the navy for 14 years and was forced out. We had a baby on the way so I told him to move in with me. He needed me and I needed him. We were newly dating, newly parents, newly everything and I wasn’t going to let him be homeless, he had 3 kids in addition to our child together. There was really no other option. So he moved into my cramped studio apartment. He worked 3 jobs at night and took care of the baby during the day while I worked. Chris got hired at Honda, we got a larger home and it’s been a blessing but I see more than that in him and I tell him that all the time. “I pray your bosses see what I see your positive, you sold 20 cars in one month, you’ve made your quota every month. You’re a beast, you’re very special and I’m blessed to have you.” I asked Chris if he has ever been to college? He said “no” I told him “when I got out the army they put me through school and that’s how I took care of Brooke and got my nursing license I worked and used my vocational rehab money from the V.A” I encouraged my man to go to school and get paid to go figure out what he likes and where he’s going in life 🤷🏾‍♀️ in the first week there he found me a client… his art professor so that a huge sign. He’s such a dynamic human being and I’m blessed to be marrying him. Most men would be annoyed with their annoying, fiancé pestering them to go back to school but I just think he’s a gift. He’s personality, he’s got so much potential it’s just fun to see where he’s going to end up. My two favorite people went to school this week.. and it made me so proud.

And Christy… well Christy ran when I tried to put her in the car 🤷🏾‍♀️ Christy is potty training we’re up to diapers only at night and “PANNY” during the day.. I’m working on teaching her “we keep our panties to ourselves” she’s very proud of her panties and the fact she has them like the rest of the ladies in house. She very happy about having panties and doesn’t understand they’re underwear.. she might understand and she might not care.. I think Christy is a 80 year old who was like reincarnated and had an awesome life and was like wealthy and then got stuck with us

She’s a character.. she’s pretty much my spirit animal we were at the beach and the ocean touched her toe and she said “HEY! Whoa!” As if to tell the ocean “BACK UP BRUH” and she stared the ocean down… in my mind I was like “that’s one bold sista” I just love her life. She’s small but she’s fierce.

Well if you made it this far thank you. I’m heading to get dressed and get on the road I have an hour drive 😅 but first I drop the girl to their nana.. after the meeting I come home, clean house and do laundry.. what’s new with y’all .. I’m nosey and I do talk back in the comments lol do you have business or blogging questions let me know!!! I love to help!

4 comments

  1. Dear Shayla, I am so thrilled to know you love blogging and share your knowledge with everyone interested. I just read your early morning blog (5:09am)! I see you are determined to succeed in the things you do. ”Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything ”. I want you to know I see you have them both!

    See you soon at the business financial center at 9:30am. Business casual attire recommended.

    Dr. Truong

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  2. I’m am so proud, like I said before you are so amazing!
    You deserve every success and it’s amazing to be able to watch you grow x

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