The picture on the left I took about a year ago and I was one year natural. The picture on the right I took tonight and I’m almost 2 years natural now! I am so happy that I remained commited to the vision I had of seeing myself with a head full of healthy and beautiful hair !!!! I can honestly say that my commitment to my #naturalhairjourney has been the wings that has carried me through this past year with #lymedisease. Although I have been really sick since I was 7 months natural, this journey with my hair has allowed me to not focus on what is happening inside my body but rather all that I have to look forward to when I am well!! ♥ #freedom #naturalhair #teamnatural #2yearsnatural #inspiration #progress #whatsurfrosayingtho?
Today is the beginning of my 10th week of treatment and I’m looking forward to come home for my Revealing The Roots fundraising event on the 23rd! I am finally beginning to feel as though my body is healing and I’m excited about experiencing mental and physical freedom again. This experience has allowed me to grow in faith and build relationships with others who have hearts of gold and spirits engulfed with resilience. When you have Lyme or any other illness getting well is not a destination, it’s a journey…a none stop climb. Throughout this journey there has been days where I’ve wanted to give up, days where I thought that my dreams had been shattered to pieces, days where my moms embrace was the only thing that saved me and days where I was afraid to look in the mirror because I barely recognized my own reflection. But today I can confidentiality say that my dreams are still my future and the obstacles before me are nothing more than hurdles that will be climbed one step at a time. There will be freedom. - Kay♡ #naturalhair #teamnatural #naturalhairdaily #inspiration #freedom #faith
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I made this short documentary to share my story with the world about what it is like to live with Lyme Disease in Canada. Please go to http://www.steps2change.ca and make a donation so that I can get treatment in the U.S.
Give what ever you can.
Please also share this video with your friends and family to spread awareness about the symptoms, so that people who are undiagnosed and misdiagnosed but living with Lyme can begin to walk down to right path to recovery.
The good news is that my first attempt at #nailart turned out great! The bad news is that I can’t do the other hand. #righthandedproblems .
I had an epiphany over this past year… #Strength #Determination #Lyme #Inspiration
Kayla’s Diary ¤ September 20th, 2013 ¤ I haven’t been able to work out since last June of 2012 and I really miss it. I miss putting on a really pumped up song and going hard on the tredmill! Hehe. I remember when the tredmill was struggling to keep up with me! But at the same time I’m thankful that having #lyme hasn’t deteriorated my joints and muscles. Lyme can do so many different things to the body. For me it has affected me neurologically. I feel surreal and like I’m not a human. I hear sounds as though I’m trapped in a tunnel or underwater. I miss looking at life through “Kayla’s Eyes”. But at the same time I’m greatful for the strength I have in my limbs and also in my soul. The strength of what we have is always far greater then what we don’t have. It took me a long time to grasp this concept; I’m finally there. -Kay♡
"It’s possible to find happiness behind bars and to see a twinkle in the sky while looking up at the stars." -Kay ♡ #braids #naturalhair #solange
Morning Everyone! I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about forgiveness. We will all come to a place in our lives where others will ask us for forgiveness or when we will ask others to forgive us. Forgiveness is very important. When we forgive someone what we are saying is that WE are releasing all of the pain they may have caused us from our hearts. It means that’s WE are letting go of the resentment and anger that previously weighed us down. It means that WE at ready to fly. However just because we forgive someone does not mean we are obligated to allow the ones who have hurt us to then fly with us. We all have the RIGHT to CHOOSE who is going to be in our circle and it is important to choose them wisely. Often people hurt us because they’re not ready to love us the way we want them to. And just because someone says sorry doesn’t mean they’re ready to love us the way we deserve. Sometimes the best thing we can do is to forgive but to also walk away, not out of anger but out of peace. Find peace in knowing that any relationship that’s right can NOT be threatened by distance or time apart. So if it is right it will come back on it’s own, it will be resurrected like a flower in the summertime and if it isn’t right then something along our new path will blossom. No matter what happeneds in our lives we must always continue to walk up our path. The journey never ends. It’s always just beginning. -Kay ♡
Can’t hate on a girl for trying? #TheBlackBlonde vs. #TheMisunderstoodNatural #Naturalhair #comic
"We can’t always choose what obstacles it is that we may have to overcome. But we can choose to smile, to be happy and to have faith in tomorrow." - K. € n¡gma #faith #lyme #inspirationoftheday #naturalhairdaily #braids #bun
● Follow The Feeling ●
Week WON of treatment has come to an end. I finished my last detox IV today and start again on Monday. The doctors think I may need 9 weeks of treatment. Today I sat with Anna, she’s 12 years old and from Arkansas and both her and her mom are at The Sponaugle Wellness Institue with me, being treated for #Lymedisease. She told her mom that when she saw me walk in the room that she prayed I would sit next to her! Her light shines so bright and seeing her smile lifts me up and reminds me to never give up and to always allow my light to also shine bright no matter what challeneges are before me. She’s already like my little sister and I pray that she will be able to share her beautiful spirit with the world one step at a time. We have raised just over $5000 on steps2change.ca. Thanks everyone for your love! We will continue to fundraise and spread awareness about #Lyme throughout my journey towards wellness. P€ A C € and £○v €
Kayla’s Diary -September 10, 2013
Someone asked me recently when was the last time I ran. I wasn’t sure how to explain to them that I haven’t ran in 14 months but that still I run. I run my pen across the paper everday and travel to places most people have never seen. I run my hands across the seems of my pants when I am determinded to dress myself in the morning. I run water from the tap to quench my thirst when no one’s home. I run around in my own mind all day searching for a way out. Running my pen across the page is the only escape I’ve been able to find, from my over active creative mind. So, no I haven’t ran in a while…but yes I RUN. #lyme #run
"Free your mind and the rest will follow." #thismorningatthebeach
This painting of me was done by a good friend of mine Camille Lauren @artofciel ♥. I love looking at it because it reminds me of who I am and who I will continue to be after #lymedisease . No matter what challenges life throughs our way never give up or loose sight of who you really are. Follow your dreams and follow Camille! @artofciel . Me and Cam will be working on putting together a poetry/art event in T.O. for when I get home from treatment to celebrate and fundraise! The theme is finding your inner strengths, growth and self-love of course! I will post more details about this event closer to the date! We’re making it happen one step at a time! #inspiration #naturalhair #canvasart