Monday, August 31, 2015

My Life (In as many posts as it takes) #60

In which Mikayla is a little late, but with a good excuse. 

Well, I'm posting later in the day then I normally do but, like I said, I've got a good excuse. We have no water at our house right now. Something went wrong. So yeah, I had been planning on being a good blogger, getting up early and writing this but I ended up being drafted in the middle of brushing my hair to help save my sisters belongings from water backing up into her bathtub. After that we retreated to town to get some quality time together at the laundry matt and now were just chilling. We can't even begin to work on the water until tomorrow night so that's going to be an adventure. 
I will be posting on Wednesday about how my challenges went because today, the very last day of my summer challenges, I am desperately trying to finish up several last things. This challenge has been awesome and I'm excited to be able to share the whole thing with y'all.

Well, to go with that story, here are some photos I took this week. Enjoy!

Think he wants something?

Have an awesome week! 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Food for Thought #31

Failure is not the end.

Today I was very sadden to read about a girl who thought she was a failure. She thought she had failed because she had let her thoughts wander, because she wasn’t always kind, because she wasn’t a perfect sister, and because she wasn’t doing everything right. 
This isn’t failure, these are things you have to work on every day of your life. 
If you go through life thinking you are a failure, that’s what you’ll be. Failure is more of a choice than anything. If I write a book, and it turns out horribly, I can choose for that book to be a failure, or I can choose that I’m not going to let it be a failure and decided to work on it more. 
We’re all flawed, every single one of us. We are all going to fail sometimes, but it’s your decision whether you decide to be defeated, or us that as a starting point to trying again. 

I found a quote online that fit this perfectly 

Failure is proof that your trying.

Here’s a poem I wrote up for the occasion:

I fail at everything, or so it seems 
Even though I tried to do as they deemed. 
I work all day trying to correct my faults 
But then I do something wrong and everything halts. 
I feel I cannot take another failure 
For I have not relied on my savoir. 
It weighs me down like a thousand pounds 
And I begin to think there are no ups, only downs. 
But then a bright light, like a star 
Shines towards me from afar. 
It’s not a natural light at all, 
But rather something supernatural 
It’s the light of God’s love, shining in my dark 
Lighting in me a tiny spark. 
It’s a spark of hope, of love, of grace 
Shining bright into my face. 
The dim light of hope will gown 
As I learn to live and know, 
That no matter how bad I fail
God’s love for me will never pale.  


Monday, August 24, 2015

My Life (In as many posts as it takes) #59

In which I share and -ing post.

If y'all remember, awhile back I did one of those -ing posts and I thought it was about time I did another one, so here it is! =D 

Making-Lots of plans for the week to come.


Reading-Every Tear by Molly Evangeline  

Looking-At lots of photos.

Playing-Light up the Sky on the computer.

My necklace. =) 

Deciding-What to write next in my story.

Wishing-I had more inspiration.

Enjoying-A slower pace in life.

Waiting-For tomorrow so I can have some free time.

Liking-All the music I get to listen to.

Wondering-What some of my friends are doing right now.

Loving-Jogging at sunset. It’s such a cool feeling.

Pondering-All the amazing gifts God has given me.

Hoping-That I can sneak in a little bit of reading before I have to go to bed.

Marveling-Over the awesome life God gave me.

Needing-To clean up my folders.

Smelling-The cupcake sentsy.

Yes, your stuck with another of my selfies, I apoligize but I was having so much fun I couldn't help it! =D

I chaised this dragonfly for about ten minutes to get these photos. =D

Wearing-A purple shirt and skirt of the exact same color.

Thinking-I should put some peppier music on. 

Knowing-That I am in God’s hands.

These are from a weding reception we went to. =D

Sorting: Out a lot of miscellanies book ideas.

Feeling: A bit daunted.

Breathing: Yes, I am breathing. ;D 

I know this sounds like a never ending thing, but I still need more questions for my Q&A vidio, so if you have any time, I would really apreciate if you would comment below with a couple questions. It can be any sort! 
Thanks for reading!