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Tateana Michelle is a full time Patient Care Technician, Student and Mother. She's currently working on her Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Communications. She's the host, Execut... Read More


 

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My Mom gets her nose pierced/ Vlog

   

My Mom gets her nose pierced/ Vlog

Hey TatorTots!! This Vlog was really chill. Hung out with my daughter, sis, and mom. They both decided to get their nose pierced, and let's just say my mom didn't handle it so well lol.. she wants to be down so bad! Click Link to watch full Vlog.. 

https://youtu.be/7dxxGlsjOE


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Becoming A Mother At 20

   

Becoming A Mother At 20


Becoming a mother at 20 wasn't something I planned. Like I told you guys in my last blog I wanted to have my first child at 25, but life happens. Do I regret being a mother at a young age? Nope! In fact I truly believe being a mother at 20 allowed me to be the woman I am today.Being so young I didn't get the chance to explore certain things like other people who was my age, because I was busy trying to create a good life for my child. When being a mother well let's say (a good mother) your whole mindset change. You now know it's not about you it's about the child, and you now have to make sacrifices in order for your child to have a good life. Some of those sacrifices may cause you to lose friends, not have too much fun, lack of sleep, etc. You may even go through many emotions because your main focus is being a great mother.

My Experience: Becoming a Mother At 20 wasn't hard for me. One of the main reasons was due to my support system. I don't know how I would have survived if it wasn't for my family and my daughter's family. My aunt was a day care provider so daycare wasn't an issue. I ended up going back to college and my daughter was the reason. The only negative thing I have to say about my experience was the lack of support I was receiving from her father. I get it... we was young so neither of us knew off the back how to really be a parent, but that's the beauty of it, you learn to know and it's always room for improvement.Being a mother at 20 wasn't hard for me however, I don't recommend it to anyone. I always tell young people, even older people with no kids to make sure you're married! Just be careful who you have that child with. Guys can talk a good game and can leave you and that baby right in the dust. Women can do the same. Believe it or not but women can be awful mothers as well.

So my advice will be to actually be in a relationship with that person, get to know them and their family, discuss marriage if that's something you both want, and don't rush pregnancy. Make sure you are ready because having a child is no joke, and it's not cheap. 


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Why Is 30 The Age Deadline For Everything?

   

Why Is 30 The Age Deadline For Everything?

Lately I've been doing a lot of thinking, and I'm trying to figure out why do everyone including myself want to accomplish everything by 30? Why is 30 the age where we feel like everything should be done? We want to have kids by 30, own our house by 30, credit score needs to be A1 by 30, need to be in our career by 30 etc... If it's not met does that makes us an failure? These are things I've been questioning. 

I'm a firm believer in setting goals and giving yourself a deadline but we also have to keep in mind shit happens. Certain things we go through in life we don't have control over, and we need to not be so hard on ourselves. 

I'm learning now that your 20's should be where you are enjoying life and figuring yourself out. Everyone seem to think they have it all figured out but truth be told there are people in their 30s who don't have everything figured out and that's ok. Some people experience more then others which can be good or bad. The things you experience in life is what helps grows you. Life is all about experiencing and learning. Just because your 25 don't mean you should have it all figured out, and your life should be perfect at 30.

My Experience: I was that person who thought 25 should be the age where you should have most things figured out. I told myself I wanted to have my 1st child at 25 and what happened?  I became a mother at the age 20. Becoming a Mother at an early age caused me to mature fast. The things I should of been doing in my early 20's like traveling, partying, and dating, I didn't have the time. I had my 1st apartment at 19 and been on my own since then. So if I met someone who was in their late 20's and still was living home with their parents I thought they were childish. But I had to realize everyone's life wasn't like mines, maybe they didn't have to mature fast like me. Being in a long-term relationship starting at the age 21, I thought I was grown. He was 5 years older then me so you couldn't tell me I wasn't grown lol.. But during the relationship I was very childish and didn't see it till now. Not childish as acting like a kid, but the way I went about things was immature. Now looking back at the age 29 I'm realizing I had a lot of growing to do, and I'm aware it's normal for some people to lose their identity while being in a long-term relationship at a early age. I didn't graduate from college until the age 28. Most people graduate with their bachelor's degree before 25, but like I said before shit happens. 

I shared that to say this; relax! Stop beating yourself up if you don't have everything figured out by 30. As long as you know you have some goals your trying to accomplish is what matters. You will get that house, you will have that family you desire, you will enter that career, but don't get mad if it's 35 and not 30. Timing is everything and learn to trust God's Timing!


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Travel Vlog: Philadelphia

   

Travel Vlog: Philadelphia

Hey TatorTots!!! 
In this Vlog I traveled with Friends to Philadelphia to go to Chris Brown concert "The Party Tour" I must say it's was amazing! Click Link Below!

https://youtu.be/QfaJ_pVBCs


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Get Rid Of Pointless People

   

Get Rid Of Pointless People

I truly believe everyone who comes into your life serves a purpose. Ever ask yourself "why is this person in my life" then month's or years go by you realize you needed that person? God take people out our lives and replace them with people who actually need to be there. Everyone is not meant to stay, but for every season theirs a lesson that needs to be learned, and we need certain individuals to teach us. 

Some people need to know when to let go of pointless people. I'm talking about people who are a distraction. Someone who wants your time but you feel like it's wasted time. Someone who tries to pull you back from accomplishing your goals. Someone who nags because your always busy being productive. These people serves you no purpose.

 
I get it.. We sometimes don't want to hurt their feelings because we developed a friendship but what's the point of keeping them around? Ask yourself "what does this person do for me besides be annoying" If you can't come up with an legit answer then you need to get rid of that individual. How can you grow and be successful when your surrounded by pointless people? How can you focus when you have people in your ear telling you the opposite of what you need to hear? That's why it's extremely important to keep positive, uplifting individuals in your circle.



People who wants the best for you will show you they want the best for you. They will tell you when you're slipping and not giving your best. They will help with whatever you may need help with. They will go out their way to try and make things easier for you to accomplish your goals. So if you have a person who's in your life that's negative and mad annoying get rid of them! 


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GET FIT WITH TATEANA

   

GET FIT WITH TATEANA

Hey TatorTots!!! So these few weeks my health and fitness been on my mind heavy. Lately I found myself following personal trainers, and following fitness beauties on Instagram. Looking at before and after pictures from people who worked their ass off is so inspiring. If you can be dedicated to your health and body you can be dedicated to anything. We all know eating healthy and working out constantly requires you to be dedicated and consistent. 

Turning 30 this year also inspires me to get my body how I desire it to be. But what really motivated me was not passing the physical portion to the police exam. Knowing I failed to do 15 push ups in one minute was a eye opener. Being the only BLACK girl in the room who scored a 90% was a great feeling, but being the ONLY BLACK girl in the room who couldn't do push ups was embarrassing! 

But truth be told I needed that experience. All those previous month's I kept saying I need to work out, but always found excuses not to. If we allow ourselves to always be ready we wouldn't have to get ready. Thank God I can take the physical portion over, and this time I will be ready. I want to be physically prepared for what God has in store for me. 

I'm super excited to be teamed up with army/Personal trainer Chris to present "GET FIT WITH TATEANA". This will allow you all to be apart of this amazing journey I'm getting ready to take. I didn't want to be already fit, and in shape while saying get fit with me lol. I want us all to do it together!! I want us to be able to push and motivate one another!  So please join me on my journey as we all get FIT!!! #getfitwithtateana. This journey will start May 10th in Rochester N.Y. For more details email: tateanamichelle@yahoo.com


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Stop Making Excuses

   

Stop Making Excuses

I just met a 47 year old man who was incarcerated from the age 19-27. During his incarceration he ended up getting a 2yr degree that took him 4yrs. He explained how prison saved his life, and how he wouldn't be the man he is today. 

Upon his release, it was difficult for him to gain employment although he had his associates degree. Seeing that he was a convicted felon employers overlooked he had an education. He explained how right then and there he needed to do better. He enrolled into a 4yr College that was extremely hard for him, but ended up walking the stage with a Bachelors degree. He then went back to get his Masters degree. He's now a Drug and Substance Abuse Counselor, and Re-entry Advocate for convicted felons. 

I shared his story to say this: Stop making excuses on why your life is not where you want it to be. This man had to give up his whole 20's while some people have the opportunity to be free and still allow your life to go to waste. If you want something bad you have to go get it. You have to blow people phones up, send countless emails, knock on doors, and eventually someone will hear you, and see your potential. Don't wait for people to help you, you must learn to help yourself. You must allow yourself to gain the ability and knowledge to know how to form relationships with people who are higher then you. Learn something and use what you learned to help the outcome of your life. 


If you're someone who suffers with unemployment due to your criminal background don't give up, and seek education. What I learned from his story is education is the key to life no matter how we may look at it, and we need to stop making excuses


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Make Time For Yourself

   

Make Time For Yourself

We often get busy with life to where sometimes we don't live to the fullest. We don't even stop and think "when was the last time I had fun" or " what truly makes me happy". Most of us don't even know what makes us happy because we are so busy pleasing others. Pleasing others and not pleasing yourself will hinder you in the long run. You will eventually get so annoyed and want to distance yourself from everyone. 

My experience: Right now I'm at a point in my life trying to figure me out. I know it may sound crazy like girl what you mean you trying to figure you out lol.. But truth be told losing yourself can happen when your not living your life to the fullest. I was getting so caught up with school, work, being a mother, being in a long term relationship to where I wasn't making me happy. To be honest I didn't even know if I knew how to make myself happy. We think another individual is suppose to make us happy and that's not the case. Once you learn how to make you happy, and do things you enjoy everything will fall into place. I started doing things I never did, and visiting places I never been. Trying different foods, listening to new music, and meeting new people. I'm learning it's important to be welling to try new things. Why live your life doing the same things and eating the same foods every time you go out? So much more to life then doing the same routine.

Sometimes we have to force ourselves to be spontaneous and live life. Life is too short to not live it to the fullest and have tons of fun. It's more to life then just constantly working and not using that money to enjoy yourself. So my advice to everyone is get out and enjoy your life. Make time for yourself as much as you can!


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God is trying to tell you something/Vlog

   

God is trying to tell you something/Vlog

Hey TatorTots!!! So today is my second step for the RPD. I'm so nervous but will give it all I got.

Check out New Vlog 

https://youtu.be/shfd3XyIZkI


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Never Doubt Yourself

   

Never Doubt Yourself

Some of you many know I recently got an email stating I passed the written examination to the Rochester Police Department. Believe it or not, I was shock when I saw my score. I took the exam back in November, didn't prepare myself, didn't have time to eat a good breakfast, and had an headache during the exam. When I left the exam I didn't really feel no way, the exam wasn't really hard, but I didn't have the confidence I did well. I took the exam just to take it. I wanted to see if I can pass to get prepared to take other civil service exams with me having my degree in Criminal Justice.

Since the email which was March 30th 2017,  I've been working out non stop to prepare myself for the second step, which is the physical. I got in contact with a friend who is a official trainer and we been going at it hard. During the workouts I notice I'm lacking confidence. I don't feel like I can complete what's required for the physical. I'm not fit and I'm always tired. I started to get mad at myself because although I believe everything happens for a reason the only reason I would fail is due to me doubting myself. From the beginning I didn't take myself serious, because if I did I would have had a trainer back in November, and by now I would be ready. Everyone around me seem to have more confidence in me then I do myself. 

I shared all that to say this; no matter what never doubt yourself. Doubting yourself can cause you to miss out on many blessings. If you're surrounded by people who are pushing you and telling you to keep the faith make sure you listen. Always push yourself until you can't push anymore. Be able to give it all you got and always think positive. I'm a firm believer God wouldn't allow us to be apart of situations we can't handle. Even if you fail always be able to tell yourself I gave it all I got! 


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