Nevertheless, she persisted...
I've been blessed that throughout my life I have been given amazing female role models and inspirations. If I had the time and space, I would write something for each woman who helped mold and shape me into who I am today. My love and gratitude have no bounds for them. But today, on International Women's Day, I did want to highlight and thank 4 women who have helped me along the path I walk today as a woman.
When you are asked as a little kid "What are you scared of?" Most kids answer "Spiders, the dark, ghosts, the boogey man, clowns," etc. As you get older and learn that spiders are more scared of us, the boogey man is not real and clowns are just people in make-up, those answers change to more...realistic answers.
When adults are asked "What scares you?," sometimes they answer "nothing." Or "I'm not a kid anymore, what is there to be scared of?" But most likely, everyone who answers that they are scared of nothing, is probably scared of something bigger.
I can list probably five things that scare me. But the biggest thing I am scared of?
Acceptance. Rejuvenation. Adaptation. Trepidation...
There comes a time in everyone's life where everything they love takes sort of a backseat to everything that NEEDS to be done. I haven't put my words down on paper (or in a computer) for almost 6 months. My last post was in July. Or well, the last post I really put thought into was in July.
Which leads me into the whole reason why I haven't written in 6 months. An absolute, completely unexpected change occurred the first week of July. A change that now that I've had time to mull over has been in the works since I graduated LAST year.
My name is Mikayla and if you’re reading this, then you probably know that this is my blog, my little slice of the internet that I can be me. If you don’t know who I am and found this because of a hashtag, a friend or someone else thought you might enjoy it, WELCOME TO MY BLOG!
Modernly Mik (originally Sweet Tea & Storms) was created as a passion project of mine, before I even really knew what a passion project was. I wanted a space to be mine, and I wanted it to be a safe haven for not only me, but others as well. I wanted a place where I could geek out and fangirl, but also share personal tales and tips. And I think as I grew a little, I turned away from that a bit because I wanted it to be big, or I wanted to make a name for myself.
Which I guess is where this series, “Unapologetically Me” comes in. I wanted to find myself again and in a way I did. Through a series of events (mentioned in the first ever post of Unapologetically Me), I found what I wanted to do and what I wanted to accomplish. So I thought I would kick off this series by telling you why I am unapologetically me.
When I first started this blog, I knew I wanted to do something with it. Something that I would be passionate about, something that maybe one day would help someone. And that passion fueled me, fueled my YouTube channel, fueled my drive and want for this, but it’s no secret that I’ve been slacking on here lately. I think it was because I wasn’t passionate about it anymore, because I felt like I wasn’t doing anything for anyone.
Read on to learn all about the new little series I'm launching on this blog!
As of right now, I have talked to my dad, posted a cheesy social media post and have done my daughterly duty. But for some reason, I feel like that isn’t enough this year. So I’m writing this open ended letter to my first superhero, my dad.
He will probably never see this nor do I care if he does to be honest, but I have to write it. Because it’s what’s on my heart and mind.
"If it scares you, it might be a good thing..."