Study Tips for Online Students


Hello Everyone, Happy Thursday ๐Ÿ˜Š 

I hope that you all have been having a great week so far and are accomplishing the goals that you set out for this week. 

This is the season of going back to school. While I scroll down my Facebook timeline, I see many parents posting there children’s first day of school pictures. And that makes me smile. All of th children look amazing with there nice school clothes on, with a bright smile plastered on there faces. There excitement instantly warms my heart. 

I don’t have a school age child yet, AyeJay is only one. I know the time will come soon for him to become a big boy and head to school. I’m sure that I will be that parent that tries to hold back tears as I wave bye. 

Even thought I have some years before it’s my son’s turn to head to school, I, on the other hand, will have my first day back at online school in less then a week. I have been a online student for quite sometime now and I love it! I believe that this form of school just works best for me and my family at the time. 

With online school you do have to have a lot of self discipline if you want to be successful. There is no one there reminding you to study for a test or to even get started on an assignment. It’s all up to you. I have came up with a few study tips that has helped me to become an successful as a online student. 

Study Tips : 

  1. Dedicated Study Space – I recommend finding a place where you can go and study without any distractions. This will allow you to focus at the task as hand without any interruptions. Also, I would recommend leaving your cell phone out of this space so that you won’t be tempted to scroll on Facebook. (Haha) 
  2. Build A Study Plan- A study plan is critical in online learning. This will help you to stay on track with what needs to be done. A study plan can include a calendar, a to-do-list, time limitations, etc. 
  3. Stay On Schedule- I know that with online school it can be very easy to not stay on schedule and procrastinate on work. That’s why it is very important to stay on a schedule when it come to studying and completing assignments. 
  4. Stay Motivated- I would say that the best way to stay motivated is to get engaged in your experience as an online student. This can mean rewarding yourself for a job well done or simply decorating your study space. 

Well everyone, these are just a few tips to help you to become a successful online student. Please comment below and let me know of some of your study tips, even if you’re not a online student, I still want to hear from you guys. 

Until next time…stay positive! 

-Toya 

New Month, Fresh Start…Hello August!ย 


Hello everyone and Happy Tuesday ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Today is the first day of August! This is another opportunity for a fresh start for everything. Whatever happened in July is the pass and it’s time to leave it there and move forward. 

I pray that this month brings many blessings, great opportunities, and great times for each and every one of you. As you all go through this month remember to try and stay positive and to keep a smile on your face. I mean nothing can keep a person down  for too long with a smile on their face, right ๐Ÿ˜Š  

I pray that each wand every goal that you set for this month is accomplished. Or that the steps you take to reach those goals are the right ones and get closer to reaching your goals. Even when it seems like it may get hard, keep going!  


Until next time…stay positive! 

-Toya 

My Son Turns One


Hello everyone! Happy Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚ 

I’m taking a break from my Short Story Sunday series so that I can share with you all how we celebrated my sons first birthday. 

As you all may or may not know I struggled with trying to figure out what to do for my son’s first birthday. I am a new Mom and my husband and I found it kinda difficult to come up with something that was appropriate for him and still allowed him to have fun. 

At the very last minute, literally the day before his birthday, we decided to have a small gathering with a few friends and family. That way he can still be comfortable and have a good time. 

So I immediately went into overdrive mode. I had less than 24 hours to make my son’s birthday amazing, even though he may not remember one second from this day. We decided to do an Elmo themed party since that is his favorite character at the time and I had already ordered him a birthday shirt months prior with the bright red character on the front of it. 

Yesterday at his party, my son spent most of the day crying. He cried when people tried to hold him, he even cried when we sang happy birthday to him. By the end of the party he warmed up to everything that was going on and started to enjoy himself. But at the same time I wouldn’t change nothing about that day. 

My son, who I had prayed years and years for was  healthy and celebrating a year of life. I was so happy that I cried tears of joy. Overall his birthday was a success and it taught me a valuable lesson: never wait until the last minute to get things done. Lol. 


Until next time…stay positive 

-Toya 

First Week As A Blogger…

Hello everyone and Happy Friday! 

This time last week I was still thinking about starting my blog. I really wanted to start one because I love to write and have been doing so since I was a little girl. I just didn’t know if I was ready to put my work out there for any and everyone to see. 

My husband encouraged me that morning as I fed our son saying, ” You can do it bae, you love to write, so why not?”  I looked at him and said, “Okay, I am going to start it today.” 

Well that was a week ago, a whole week!! (Yes, I am smiling while writing this ๐Ÿ˜).  I’m super happy that I have decided to start my blog and share my writings with you all. Since I have started this journey and have become apart of this community, I have met some pretty dope people and have read some amazing work. 

I’m proud of myself for just going for it even though I was a little unsure at first. This just goes to show you that you can do anything you want to do and to not let your own self get in the way of you being great. 

Thanks to all of my supporters that are supporting me on this journey, I appreciate each and every one of you. Until next time…

-Toya 

Mid-Week Motivationย 

Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday! 

It’s the middle of the week and I know that a number of you guys are counting down the days until the weekend. I hope that everyone’s week is going great thus far and is filled with great possibilities and blessings. 

I just want to remind each and everyone of you that is reading this to stay focused on the goals that you set for this week. Also, I want you all to remain positive. I know that the work/school week can get hectic but just keep going and to try to keep a smile on your face. 

I hope this little mid-week motivation keeps you all going for the rest of the week. Until next time… 

-Toya 

Stop Dreading Mondays!!!ย 

Hello everyone!! Happy Monday!! 

I hope that everyone had a great, fun filled weekend. Even if that means that you did absolutely nothing but relax. Now that the weekend is over, for most adults, it means that it’s time to start the busy work week. 

As I stroll on my social media this morning, I notice that a lot of my virtual friends are making post similar to this… 

Which got me to thinking. Why does everyone hate Monday? Why is this day dreaded most by people? Well, I’m here to tell you to STOP DREADING MONDAYS!!! Yep, you read right!

In my opinion, Mondays bring so much to the start of the week. I look at it as an time to start fresh or to start a project that you always wanted to. Maybe start reading that book that has been collecting dust on your coffee table or start going to the gym. 

For me, Mondays bring new opportunities for the rest of the week. It also has the opportunity to bring new blessings and new adventures. I think that with starting the week off with a positive mindset that positivity will follow you throughout the week.  

So instead of waking up on a Monday dreading the week to come, wake up and say, “Oh hey Monday, I’ve been waiting for you!” 

Please leave comments below letting me know how you spend your Mondays. Until next time…

-Toya 

*Picture taken from Google. 

Welcome To My Blog!!

Hello everyone!! My name is LaToya but you all can call me Toya :). This is my first blog every but I have had a passion for writing since I was a little girl. Okay, so a little about me…I am 27 years young (haha), I am married to my wonderful husband of five years and we have a handsome little boy who is turning one at the end of the month. I can not believe that we are about to have a one year old. You would think that I have everything planned for his birthday already, right? But…I don’t, I cant decide what will be perfect enough for our little guy, but more about that later. So yea, as I was saying, I love to write, read, and take pictures. Today I went to the library (I know the library!) and got a few books and have started reading a book by the name of “The Neighbor” by Lisa Gardner. So far so good. I will definitely keep you guys updated with that. With this blog I want to share my life with you guys ( such as my family, being a first time Mom, being young and married, etc) and the little successes and fails that come with my life. I hope to keep you guys entertained enough to keep coming back and reading more. Please comment and like so that I can interact with you guys. I look forward to seeing you in my next post ๐Ÿ™‚

-Toya