Celebrating a milestone!

Tatorthoughts turns four!

•208 weeks

•1,460 days

•Countless posts

•1 server meltdown (that we survived!)

•More than 200 partnerships 

And thousands of loyal readers and supporters that none of this would be possible without!

Four years of what started as a simple idealistic dream of mine that QUICKLY turned into something I could’ve never imagined with over 20k people reading regularly, people and companies reaching out to me, friends made, partnerships built & so opportunities available to me that I would have never dreamed of. 

To say that I am shocked and thrilled is an understatement, I am so unbelievably blessed to be writing this to an incredible, extremely supportive audience four years to the day from when this all started… all because my husband believed in me and honestly believed the world would enjoy my thoughts on things, thus Tatorthoughts was born!

I am so incredibly thankful for all the wonderful partnerships and friends that I’ve made through this journey I’ve been able to do some amazing things that wouldn’t have been otherwise possible with my family and for myself in the process. I’m grateful that people read and take away good things from what I have to say and that I have a voice that’s bigger than myself. 

In today’s world, it’s really easy to get lost in what you think you should be or rather what others think you should be But if I’ve learned anything in the last four years it’s that embracing Tator (my real-life nickname) and becoming unapologetically her was one of the best things I had ever done because it didn’t matter what I looked like or what I didn’t look like, it didn’t matter that I have CP because I had something to say I had thoughts on a subject and people wanted to know what I thought. I was seen for more than a physical representation. In the process, I was able to break so many stereotypes that people willingly admitted to me that they carried because I don’t judge. everyone has a stereotype at some point that they believe or maybe even Portray and that’s OK because you only know what you know. 

I’m so proud of where I’ve been and how far I’ve come as a writer I truly do believe that embracing who I am and giving 100% authenticity here made me the best mom that I could be for my kids, it’s given me some of the best friends a girl could ever ask for and it’s allowed me to do things for my husband and for my kids that would’ve only been possible in my wildest dreams before I branched out and took the leap of faith it took to start this journey. 

It’s honestly hard to believe that it’s been four years already but what a beautiful four years it has been I hope 2022 continues to bring happiness and health for everyone who reads this and I’m hopeful that I can continue to bring insightful, uplifting joyous content to my platform in the year ahead and for years to come. 

Tatorthoughts has been such a blessing to me and to my family. I’ve received some wonderful feedback as well and that keeps me pushing to do more and to do better for the people who place value in this the way skeeter, myself and our children do. 

My writing has grown in depth and improved over the last four years so much so that I’ve taken the plunge and written & Co-illustrated my book for our children.

It was a daunting undertaking for me but I am so happy to say that I did it! we are currently illustrating the book and will be publishing it with Amazon KDP when complete. 

I can’t tell you how influential all my followers and partners have been In my life since this first began, I can’t wait to see where the next chapter of this journey takes us but I do know that if the last four years have been any indication it will be incredible my goal has always been to bring interesting content to the forefront of my website with the hopes of promoting advocacy acceptance and inclusion in all that I do. 

Representation matters!

Thank you all for making this endeavor possible and worth it!! 

I’ll be forever grateful for the memories 

-Xx Tator

Supporting something huge – Getting back to real life.

This is out of the norm for tatorthoughts in most respects but in one very important aspect it is not. 

This is real life, this is deserving of notice. So it’s getting a well-deserved spot here. 

Hard work and determination get you a long way in life. Sometimes others take notice. 

These are key aspects we’ve always tried to instill in our family. You could call it a core value for us. 

I say that to say this, #proudauntmoment

My wonderful niece is 15. She’s always been hard working, genuine, one if a kind, and humble in all areas of life. She’s one of the most well-rounded, unique humans I’ve ever met and she’s MY niece that’s a privilege I’ve never taken lightly and I never will.

We grew up together in fact I’ve been an aunt longer in life than I haven’t been, there’s less of a gap between us than there is between my sister & I but we simply see that as an addition to the strength of our bond.  She’s never known life without me and I haven’t known much of one without her and wouldn’t want to. 

She gives 100% daily and she knows what she brings to the table has value. That’s huge for being 15 but it’s even bigger when others see it too!

She was HAND-SELECTED for nomination to attend a Law & CSI trip under NYLF!

this is HUGE FOR HER!

We consider this a blessing in itself as this is and could continue to be a major stepping stone in her ideal career path. 

This young lady wants to make a difference and I have no doubt she will!

She understands that while this is a once in a lifetime opportunity this is also a rather large expense for a 6 day experience. 

In a humble effort to help curve costs we started a bonfire campaign with her own custom designs!

I’m proud of her not only for being nominated but also for stepping out of her comfort zone and creating a fundraiser with her own artwork on several different product options!

With that being said any proceeds raised from her bonfire campaign will go directly to fund her trip

Bonfire campaign QR CODE for scanning

If anyone would like to purchase from the campaign you can do so at the link below or by scanning the Qr code listed in this post, tipping is also enabled & orders of 5+ products ship free!

If you would like to help or show support in other ways you can contact me to do so!

You can read more about the trip and opportunity by clicking this link also. 

https://www.bonfire.com/izabella-davis8217-nylf-law-amp-csi-nominated-trip/

Thank you all for any & all support and for continuing to be a friend of Tatorthoughts.com of which we are celebrating the 4 year anniversary next month!