Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Thank You & Goodbye

I’m going to keep this short and sweet, because I know I could go on forever…

For the past 5 years this space has been the best (and sometimes the worst) of me. This space has provided a place for me to write about everything that caught my attention and sparked a reaction. This blog was the essence of who I was....

You may be asking yourself, “Why is she referring to this blog in the past tense?” Well that’s because today, on the fifth anniversary, this is my last post.

For the last five years this blog has been everything to me. It has changed and grown with me. But recently, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I have outgrown this space. Knowing when it’s time to move on is important, and today is the day for me to do just that.

I would like to thank you, the reader. (And I must give a special shout out to my Dad. If no one else ever read anything on this blog, he ALWAYS did.) Without your constant support throughout the last five years, this blog wouldn’t be as special to me as it is. Every post that was read, shared, liked, and commented on was a source of motivation in more ways than one. The countless emails I received from readers thanking me for sharing my stories is what kept this blog going. And it’s what always helped me stay focused on The Essence of Me’s purpose. 

But this is not the end of my online writing career. In the distant future, I plan to blog again. But I can’t promise or confirm when that will happen. Right now I need to experience life without running back to my computer to document it on here. And in the midst of doing that, if or when life brings me back to blogging, it will take place on TamikaBurgess.com.

In the meantime, be sure to like my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter. This is where I will post my various contributions for sites such as: BoriquaChicks, Fearless Leon, Ain’t I Latina?, and anything else. My social media pages are also where you can find out the latest information on my book (yes, I’m still working on it).

Also, I have no plans to delete this blog. So feel free to still read, re-read, share, and recommend posts to your friends. And occasionally I will share some of my favorite posts on my various social media pages. 

So until next time... Thank you and goodbye (for now).


  1. Thank you Meeks for 5 wonderful, encouraging, motivating, emotional and inspiring years of sharing. It was also a peace of mind for me in the middle of the night with Miss Imani. I always looked forward to your writing. The Castro fam can't wait to see what's next for you and feel blessed that we are along for the ride! ❤️��

    1. Thanks for always supporting and for being a day 1 reader. I truly appreciate it!