My name is Makayla. Welcome to my blog! I am so glad that you stopped by. Here’s a little bit about me.
I am a daughter, granddaughter, niece, sister, and friend. These are the most important roles in my life. I live on Long Island with my parents, Laura and Brian, and my younger brother, Bryce. I have lived on Long Island most of my life, in the same town, in the same house. There is nothing that I would change about my family or my upbringing. Despite having good times and bad times, we have always had each other and we’ve learned many life lessons along the way.
I am a writer, reader, and music lover. This has been me all of my life. From writing stories at a young age to reading as many books as I can get my hands on to having an eclectic taste in music, this is who I am. I don’t have a favorite book or author or song or artist, there are just way too many great ones out there. I love to write poems, songs, plays, screen-plays, stories, and essays. Again, I don’t have a favorite; writing them all is such an amazing experience. I consider writing to be my gift to the world, which is one of the reasons I started this blog. I hope my posts make you laugh, smile, and cry. I hope my posts make you feel happy, excited, sad, and angry. I hope my posts make you think hard, feel challenged, and contemplate change. I hope my posts do something good.
I am an observer, learner, and listener. I view the world like no one else does, and so do you. We all could use a chance to “walk a mile in another’s shoes”. I hope by reading this blog you see me as an individual and as a member of many communities. Though my experience is unique, many others are out there dealing with the same thing in different ways. I hope this blog helps you notice us all and notice how you see us and maybe notice how you can change that view.
I am quirky, atypical, funny, and silly. I can be no one but myself; and I am learning how to love this experience. I am not who people think I should be nor what people expect me to be. I am just me. I like to make people laugh. Sometimes I make people laugh without even knowing what is funny. I like joking and messing around with my friends and family.
I am focused, passionate, and determined. I am resilient, courageous, and brave. I have been through a lot, especially in the last three years. Yet I refuse to let circumstances defeat me or stop me from doing what I love and achieving my goals. I started this blog out of bravery and courage. It takes a lot of strength to tell my story, especially the parts that I am terrified to share. But I am going to share anyways.
I am an advocate of mental health, Autism, animal rights, and civil rights. I believe that it’s okay not to be okay. I believe that Autism is beautifully unique. I believe that animals are our friends not our food. I believe in black lives matter, inclusive feminism, and the right to serve whomever you want to serve however you want to serve.
I am all of this and more. I hope that you enjoy joining me on my journey and getting to know me more. I hope you share with your friends and family. I am delighted and proud to share my truth with all of you.