Blogging · Lifestyle

Can You Blog If You Are A Private Person?

createherstock-a-summer-day-neosha-gardner-3I know. Why am I making this so difficult? I am looking at why I have a hard time blogging my thoughts without editing myself first.  I started thinking, while I was trying to go to sleep, can I blog if I’m a private person? Part of blogging is sharing some of yourself with others in order to be genuine.

I know there has to be a way to say something but not share all your life. I’m working on this so I can feel good about blogging and not editing myself. I think if I can come up with a theme that is more specific vs. just my life, I can do it!  We shall see I guess.

What are your thoughts? Can you be a blogger if you are private? Please share your thoughts.

#DamitasLife2018 #blogging #noediting #lifeasiknowit #blogginglife2018



Life As I know It!


Making A Commitment Without Edits

createherstock-a-summer-day-neosha-gardner-5As I think about this blog space, I struggle with how much of my life to share. I think if I’m not willing to share myself and be transparent, what am I doing blogging? But I keep being drawn to writing and this blog space is where I want to practice my writing while exploring different things. But what I realize is when I think about something I want to write, I start editing what to say.

As a writer how do you get past this? I would like to hear your suggestions on how to get my creativity going and not edit myself before I even type one word.



Goal Setting

Happy New Year Everyone!


Hi Everyone, I know I have been gone from my blog for quite a while. Life happened and I just couldn’t get things back on track to blog. I’m hoping this year I can write more and be more expressive about the things I’m struggling with, trying to change and get better at doing.

My phrase for this year is “Be Creative, Ever Evolving and Visible.” I hid last year because I just couldn’t get my feet steady. I was working and changing my magazine to a newspaper, taking care of my mother and trying to be a good wife. Whew. I decided to just pull away and stay close to home and do what I do. But I know I need get out and be a part of the world and live a bit.

I wish you all a Happy New Year and I hope 2018 will be your best year.

Talk again soon!



Art · Blogging · Friends · Passion

My Friday Situation…

My Friday situation is good this week. I had a full week and it was good for my personal goals and my business goals.


I  attended our local Greater Austin Black Chamber luncheon. The topic was The State of Black Business. I was able to re-connect with people and meet some new entrepreneurs. The rest of the week I did work on my business. I’m re-launching so I been working on sponsorships and just day to day operations. It ain’t easy!!!

But my fun was today. I use art as my self-care and this morning, I met a friend and we did our art projects. Believe it or not, my art is getting better. I have said it before, it does not look like three-year-old art :). It is so relaxing to sip on coffee, talk and let my creativity go wild. I am participating in the #WorldWatercolorMonth this month, so I was able to create some pieces for that.

I hope your week has been better. With all the continued tragedies around the country, to relax a bit and take care of myself and my mental space, art always does the job for me. I still pray for our country and people who are affected by the loss of their loved ones.What have you done for your self-care lately?

Have a great weekend see y’all next week.

#damitaslife #selfcare #artjourney #arttherapy #yearofart #worldwatercolormonth #relaxation
Be Creative Every Day!


Blogging · Grief

My Friday Situation

Hi everyone! This week has been full of emotion and anxiety. It is also very hot and humid here in Austin and I have been staying inside and working.

With the latest happenings I’m not in the mood to write. I’m sad and frustrated. So I’m going to keep it brief.

I pray for the two families that loss their loved one and the families of the police officers that loss their lives.

#damitaslife #myfridaysituation #sadness #feelingsomekindofway

Be Creative Everyday



On My Way Back

Life… My Friday Situation


I have been away and I have missed writing about what’s happening with me in my life. Every day, as I think about writing a post, I  decide “I will do it tomorrow.” Tomorrow comes and I don’t write.

I have been reading other blogs and thinking about my neglect of my own blog but my motivation has not been there. I had to create a social media plan for writing stories and doing videos as part of my business  and decided why not add my personal blog to my calendar to ensure I get something out at least once a week. So here I am.

I’m not sure what you will read here, but I can tell you it will be about my life. Lately, I have had to adjust to taking care of my elderly mom with my sister, re-launching my business, manage my mental health, keep my marriage strong and find time to be me. I’ve been busy.

I will do my best to have something posted weekly. I’m going to spend some time researching topics and telling stories about my life. I should have enough content to share :).  So hold on, I will be back and thanks for sticking around and reading my blog.

#damitaslife #blogging #writing #mfs2016

Be Creative Every Day


If We Were Having A Glass Of Wine…

  I would tell you my week has been emotional. But with the emotion, it has been good too I should say. I’m learning to balance two businesses so scheduling and time management has become super important. 

IF WE WERE HAVING A GLASS OF WINE I would tell you that grief is a funny feeling that will creep up on you in ways you don’t see coming. My mother celebrated her 89th birthday. We had cake and ice cream and gifts were given. I then took a photo with my mother, sister and niece and all was good I thought.  My sister and I rarely post family photos or our family business but living in this world 89 years deserve a little attention. So I thought I was fine looking at the photo but I wasn’t. The next morning I woke up crying. I could not stop. That photo was missing my middle sister that passed away  and all I saw was the empty space. It hit me right in the heart. But it showed me that even though I push myself doing work and filling my time with stuff, when grief hits it will stop you in your tracks. It threw my whole day. It was a hard and emotionally day for all my family. 

IF WE WERE HAVING A GLASS OF WINE I would tell you I decided to rest and enjoy the quiet moments because I am emotionally spent but this weekend I will do something that makes me smile and just relax. I may have to work because two companies require time and commitment. 

Happy Holidays and I will talk to you again soon.

#damitaslife #grief #glassofwine #lifechronicles #sisterlove #family

Be Ceeative Everyday!


Blogging · Coffee Break · Uncategorized

If We Were Having Coffee…

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’m doing some major changes for the new year. I want 2016 to be a good year for me and my family. This year has been hard on me and I’m just now moving ahead with what I need to do.

Beach imagesIf we were having coffee, I would tell you I’m tired and I need a vacation. But because I’m building a business, a vacation is not on my books right now, but I do plan to have a beach vacation in 2016. I feel I’m running on empty most of the time, but sacrifices have to be made to have two businesses.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I’m looking forward to some down time the last week of December. It is the only way I can start my new year with a fresh perspective. I have things I want to do, but in order those things to happen I have to be physically and emotionally fit. Christmas

If we were having coffee, I would wish all you a happy holiday and a great new year! I hope you have enjoyed our coffee time!

#coffeetime #damitaslife @meintheatx @paigeturna @lifemusicatx @marylinnen @sunflower_vir


Be Creative Everyday!



Day 3 of #NaBloPoMo

  Well I’m really struggling to get this challenge done. I need to get a plan and stop flying by the seat of my pants. I’m committed to the challenge and process so in the coming weeks I hope it gets better.

I work at a Coworking space called Orange Coworking. This is where I get work done and spend time around people. I’m going to spend time planning out my topics. Actually I started this “if we were having coffee…” I think I may just stick with that. 

I apologize for the rambling. See ya tomorrow!

Be Creative Everyday


#NaBloPoMo #rambling #challenge #damitaslife

Blogging · Uncategorized

Day 2:National Blog Posting Month 

  Okay so I missed day one. I had signed up for National Novel Writing Month but as the time got closer I could not decide on what I would write. On Saturday, I came across the NABLOPOMO and after chatting with another blogger, I decided this would work better for me.

Yesterday flew by before I new it day one was gone. Not sure what I will write but will most likely be about my day. Maybe. We’ll see everyone tomorrow.

#nablopomo #challenge #damitaslife #blogging #decisions

Be Creative Everyday