Welcome to A Pretty Disaster!

Hi! My name is Mikayla. I am a 20 year old girl and just finished my third year of my undergraduate degree. I’m a communication studies student and therefore, I love to write, but not usually for an audience. Blogging is not something that I’m familiar with but through the recent experiences and struggles I’ve had in my life, I wanted to find some kind of creative outlet to share my thoughts and what is on my heart and this was it: a pretty disaster.

Deciding on a name for your blog is probably one of the hardest parts about starting to blog. For me, I didn’t necessarily know what I wanted to do with this blog (I still don’t!) and what direction I wanted to take it in but i knew that for the first while it was going to be centred around the events that I have recently had to deal with and how these events have impacted my life, my family’s lives and my relationship to my Saviour. Secondly, all of the good blog names are taken which makes this first step in creating a blog even more difficult! For now, my blog is a pretty disaster. It is a work in progress as I navigate through the blogging world.

I settled on a pretty disaster for my blog name because what I have experienced lately truly feels like a disaster to me. Although it has been a disaster in my life that has influenced my friends lives and the lives of my family, it has been a pretty disaster. Somehow, it has been something pretty because this disaster has allowed me to draw closer to my God, to lean on Him, to trust in Him and His plans more than I ever have before and to truly become best friends with Him in a way that I never have before. It has been pretty because amidst the disaster, I have been shown so much love and support from my family, friends, and family friends which i will always be thankful for.

The idea to start a blog has been very back and forth in my mind because honestly, I’m scared. Sharing personal parts of your life and your journey is very scary. For this reason, my attempts at blogging may be awkward. Forgive me. As I become more comfortable, I hopefully will begin blogging more frequently and sharing what sincerely is on my heart and what I have been learning from Jesus in light of this pretty disaster. Blogging is something I’ve wanted to try out for a while now and hopefully I will be able to share my message and experiences with people who need it the most.

Thanks for embarking on this blogging journey with me…


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