Spring cleaning is usually done in the spring right? Well, not when it comes to this blog! When I originally created iashatonia.com, I wanted to focus on beauty, health, and lifestyle. As I still plan on talking about those subjects, I wanted to incorporate more topics that meant something to me. I’ve been doing a lot of brainstorming lately on the vision that I have for this blog and I want it to be something that everyone can benefit from in some kind of way. So there will be a few changes……
Education will be a new topic that will be incorporated into this blog. I’m a recent college grad when went to an online university and I want to share my experiences with being an online college student. I also want to talk about time management, virtual internships, study groups, and sources to save money on your college education. I’m also a new graduate student so I want to share my experiences as I embark on this new journey.
Another aspect that I want to add to this blog is mental health awareness. Last year, I made a post about mental health awareness and I received so many positive responses from that post. This is a topic that is dear to me because I’ve struggled with this and I feel that this topic needs to be addressed more on social platforms. What I plan on doing is something called a “Mental Health Check-in” where I will talk about mental health and ways to overcome it.
So, this blog is now iamshatonia “A Lifestyle Blog”, where we talk about topics that help improve your overall lifestyle.
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On the most recent episode of VH1’s “Black Ink Crew: Chicago”, the show brought awareness to mental illness as one of their cast members was suffering from depression which leads him to have suicidal thoughts. As I was watching this episode I couldn’t help but cry; not only because it was sad to watch but I’ve experienced that numerous times in my life. Now let me say…I’ve dealt with suicidal thoughts once but 90% of the time I’m suffering from anxiety and depression.
After watching “Black Ink Crew” I immediately grabbed my camera and recorded a YouTube video to talk about the severity of mental illness and to share my personal experiences with it. My video can her watched here.
Anxiety, depression and any other mental illness is serious and should be handled immediately. If you know anyone who is suffering from this illness, please refer them to a professional as soon as possible. There’s also phone and text messaging services to for people whos not comfortable seeing someone face-to-face.
Thank you all for taking the time to read this post. Love you!
It’s been so long since I’ve posted on my blog and I feel so horrible. The reason behind starting this blog was to share my experiences and struggles to be a blessing to others. God has been putting this on my heart lately to share my story so that’s what I’m going to do.
I know it’s my purpose to produce content on here and my YouTube channel. With being a single mom, working and attending school full-time, life has been very busy. All I can ask is to please be patient; I will be posting very soon!
Guys, I been SLACKING a lot lately when it comes to eating right and exercising. Do to some things going on in my life, I gained some weight and it is affecting me in so many ways! If you watched my YouTube videos in the past, I lost a lot of weight on my healthy living journey and you guys were a huge part of it!
So let’s get back started on this together again! I will be recording videos about my journey but I’m going to do some things different this time so stay tuned.
Email me if you have any questions or video requests.
Long time, no see right?? I haven’t blogged at all for the past year; shame on me! Life has been busy per usual so I had to take a break from a few things. But I had to tell myself, “You can make time for things that you are passionate about.” Blogging and YouTube are my passions so let me tell you this….I’m back for good and not going anywhere!
I have so much to tell you guys and cant wait to share it with you!
If you have any questions or requests, shoot me an email and I’ll get back with you promptly.