This is me showing up.

The start of something new!

Getting personal, sharing things that I love, and more of who I am. Something that I really enjoy and hope you will enjoy seeing more of too!


Yikes..this past year..

It really has been one of the hardest for me. But yet, somehow one of the best! I've learned so much about what truly makes me happy and who I am as a person. With or without the approval of anyone.


It was a long year of feeling stuck. I found myself giving my time to things that didn't fulfill me and didn't in the least bit make me happy.

A year.

I let a whole year pass me by feeling this way. It ate me alive and everyday I woke up feeling so down about anything and everything.


Once I realized how completely unhappy I was, I made a promise to myself that I would not waste my life away.

I started to go through this life shift.

My attitude changed, resentment gone, and overall my life views seem so much clearer now. It's like weight was lifted off of my chest. It was truly eyeopening for me.


People tend to see pretty pictures curated all over social media and think that success is success. You have made it! Right? But success is defined so differently for each and every one if us. Some find it in numbers, followers, a goal weight, or even in work.


We constantly let these lies fill our minds with what life is supposed to look and be like. Reminding ourselves everyday that we still haven't reached this picturesque idea of success. It starts to consume us and we never really take the time to enjoy what's happening now or the blessings we have already received. It's an endless cycle that we all go through.


We look for the next thing to do or the next thing that is going to fill this emptiness inside of us. Instead of searching for the answers deep within ourselves. But I hate to break it to you sis, you can't make genuine connections with people when you can barely look at yourself in the mirror.

You have to PUT YOURSELF FIRST! You have to put your feelings first. As a mama, I know it’s hard. But i’m here to tell you that it’s okay! Find out where YOUR happiness comes from and make no apologies for making yourself a priority.

Because at the end of the day…you matter too!


-Laikyn

(Photo by Ashley Walker)

(Photo by Ashley Walker)