Monday, July 1, 2013


Hello my Loves!

It's been nearly 10 months, since I've put up a new blog for you!  -_________-"

I've missed blogging terribly, and I'm super excited to get my blog back up to speed! I plan on creating a set blog and video uploading schedule, so you guys will no longer be left in the dark concerning my whereabouts. 

As many of you already know, my hiatus from my blog and YouTube Channel was brought on by a number of factors:

Number One: My Ninong(Godfather)/Tito(Uncle) Willie

My mom's brother, who is also my Godfather, was diagnosed with lung cancer a few years back. He had to get one of his lungs removed and severe surgery on the other. He has been in remission for many years, which my entire family was happy about. 

But a few months ago, a new tumor was discovered. Due to the location of the tumor, being right on his diaphragm, his doctor realized it was too risky to operate on it. He's been going through radiation treatments, and his tumor has shrunken and is moving away from his heart. Needless to say, I've been spending a lot of time with my family. As much as I love my YouTube Channel, my family will always come first, and I am so grateful to all of you who respect that. 

Number Two: New Job

Most of you know that I used to be a bank teller. The work was part-time, so it gave me a lot of free time to film and upload videos. I have been looking for a full-time job for the past three years, and I finally got one this past January. 

I now work as a Client Services Representative for an Information Management Company. It is a full-time job, so I'm now working Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week. As grateful as I am to finally have a full-time job, my new hours only leave the weekends for me to film new videos. I'm doing my best to block out specific time during the weekend to film at least 2 videos, so I can continuously roll out new videos for you all. 

Number Three: World of Warcraft

Back in September, you all know that I jumped onto World of Warcraft. I quickly realized how time consuming MMOrpgs are. As much fun as I had, I've made the decision to take a step back from Azeroth and start focusing on leveling up MY REAL SELF in the real world! XD hahaha

Video games have always been a fun, but I am reaching a point where I better understand where my priorities lie. I love my guildies, and they've become my closest friends over these few months of raiding. As much as I love laughing and having fun with these guys, I need to cut back on my play time. 

Number Four: Health & Fitness

This last reason goes hand in hand with World of Warcraft. Even though WoW pulled me out of the real world, causing me to shop less & save more, it also made me a hermit  and prevented me from eating well & staying active. I would find myself staying awake into the wee hours of the night, forgetting to eat after 6 hours of game time, & parking my butt in front of my computer for far too long. 

I've since decided to take an active stance in improving my health. I spoke about this briefly in a past video. I've been putting in a conscious effort to eat right & stay active. I lost a total of 15 POUNDS last month! It's incredible what you're capable of doing once you really set your mind to accomplish it.

Well, I think that's everything that I wanted to update you on. Stay tuned for my next blog and NEW & FUN announcements/surprises! 

Denise Joyce