Where the F**k Are We Going?

Where the F**k Are We Going?

So, this is the first post that I’ve written in a really long time. Besides posting some random recipes and other shit that I really wasn’t super passionate about, I’ve taken just about a year off. I started to slow down writing posts towards the end of grad school because everything just got kind of crazy. Then it was only about two months before the pandemic hit after-that. During those two months I was busy flying around getting ready for my best friends wedding that ended up being canceled 24 hours ahead of time on March 14. Since then honestly this last year has been a total blur.

We were all kind of in the same boat where we didn’t really know what was going on the anxiety of our health was weighing on me. Also being isolated didn’t help. I live by myself and for the first four weeks of the pandemic I stayed by myself because we really didn’t know what was safe, what was CDC approved, there just really wasn’t enough information out about everything. This really impacted my mental health.

Then came all the lay-offs. It felt like every single company was laying off their employees so we were all just waiting around hoping that we weren’t going to be laid off. We didn’t know that it would end up being OK if we were laid off or furloughed. This is something that everyone in every single industry was worried about, including myself and my close friends. I was fortunate enough not to be laid off but no matter what industry you’re in we all felt how hard it was maintaining the work ethic you had before while going through all of this shit. I really hit a dark place not just for a little while but for quite a few months.

During this time one of the biggest things that I constantly struggled with was my purpose. I started this platform because I wanted to connect with people. I feel that I am a very relatable person and that there are people out there I may be able to help just as other bloggers have helped me. Over the last eight months I’ve done a lot of thinking about what I want the Tay Greeley Blog to be.

Now I don’t have all the answers, but one thing that has remained consistent is I want to be relatable and I want to remain a lifestyle blog. I’m asked all the time what a lifestyle blog is. Honestly I can’t really answer that. My classification of lifestyle blog is it’s a blog about my lifestyle. I am a recovering student, I have loan debt, I’m still figuring out my career, I love nice things but I also love a bargain. I try and be as healthy as possible but I also indulge in guilty pleasures. I’m always looking for easy recipes for people who don’t always have time a.k.a. me. Outside of the pandemic I absolutely love traveling and restaurants. I have traveled over the last couple months a little bit but nothing like I was before, and that goes for restaurants as well. I like to look cute and comfy but I don’t want to spend a ton of money. And most of all I struggle with mental health and I know how hard it is feeling that you’re alone but I really want you to know that you’re not.

So, if you’ve been someone following me since the beginning, thank you. I appreciate the support more than you know. If you are someone just joining, welcome! I hope you find interest here. If you’re literally just reading this to talk shit, thank you as well. Your views and clicks on my website actually support my statistics and I’m paid for that.

I’m looking forward to it 2021 is going to bring to the Tay Greeley Blog. If you have any suggestions, feel free to use the contact tab or comment below, I appreciate it!

XOXO, Tay

28 Reason’s I’m Thankful to Turn 28

28 Reason’s I’m Thankful to Turn 28

Today is my 28th birthday, and I think as women, we don’t celebrate getting older as much as we should. I wanted to throw some positive vibes on this date and list out 28 reasons I’m thankful to be turning 28!

  1. I have a roof over my head and food in my fridge.
  2. I have my little fluffer Momo who loves me unconditionally (this was 8th but I moved it up, yes ahead of James)
  3. I am fortunate enough to have James in my corner- you are my rock and the biggest pain in my ass, but you support me unconditionally in everything I do, even when I say crazy things like “I want to go for my Doctorate”
  4. My sweet little wiggle butt Milo who was the best thing to happen to us this 2020.
  5. My Momma who is there for me whenever I need her to be and only a phone call away.
  6. I have the best friends I could ever ask for who truly are there through thick and thin.
  7. I was first in my immediate family to have the opportunity to receive a 4 year degree.
  8. I was the first in my entire Family to get my masters degree.
  9. I have the opportunity to go back and get my doctorate at a time that is convenient for me.
  10. I am cancer free with the help of my amazing doctors.
  11. My health is the best it has been in a long time.
  12. I have had access to outstanding mental health professionals and had the ability to manage my depression, anxiety, and PTSD allowing me to function “normally” day to day.
  13. I have my sister-aunt and my mom-aunt who are there no matter what I need.
  14. I am thankful for all the lessons my Grammy taught me that I have taken into my adulthood.
  15. I have been through enough to know my self worth and make decisions for myself on what I deserve.
  16. I am thankful for my followers and subscribers who keep this platform afloat.
  17. I am thankful for this platform to express myself.
  18. I am thankful for all my supporters and haters, either way – viewing, sharing, and interacting with my content promotes my page.
  19. I have had the opportunity to live by myself in an AMAZING apartment and the first place I have really felt at home.
  20. I stay true to myself and have the capacity to maintain my values and beliefs.
  21. I am fortunate to live in an area where I can support and express my beliefs .
  22. I have the right to vote when many women in the world still don’t have this right.
  23. I am thankful for the ability to walk down the street safely in my neighborhood.
  24. I am thankful for the CHOICE to manage the trajectory of my life how I want to.
  25. I am thankful for all the places I have been fortunate to travel and explore.
  26. I am thankful for all the people who have come into and left my life, they have taught me some of the most valuable lessons I could have ever learned.
  27. I am thankful to have discovered my love for plants and to actually be able to answer the question “What’s your hobby?” with something other than watching TV.
  28. I am thankful to have made it to 28 and for the opportunity to see another year!