Makayla: What inspires/motivates you to do stuff?
Julie : Lol. Look at you asking me good questions! Okay, I’ll answer! I decided to write a short story because I was bored so I wrote a novella last March, published it and then…here I am.
Makayla : You make it sound so easy…
Julie : It was, to a point. I want to give you one, but I fear the language and content is a bit too strong for you.
Makayla : Lol, if you knew my family you wouldn't say that. I understand. It’s perfectly fine.
Julie: You and I have a mutual friend... Author Rene Shultz. Rene's great isn't she? I want to say thank you , Rene. This girl is awesome.
Makayla: Yup!! She is a great and inspiring person just like you!!
Julie: Aww thanks so much. Rene cares very much for you.
Makayla: Hi Rene!!
Julie: Who is your favorite music artist?
Makayla: Right now it's Imagine Dragons.
Julie: I like them, too. Whats your favorite television show?
Makayla: I like to watch teen wolf, vampire diaries, true blood, and more. On YouTube it is usually beauty guru videos, to help inspire me for videos.
Julie: I love True Blood ! Can't wait for it to come back on! I don't watch anything other than True Blood and American Horror Story on T.V. That's it.
Makayla: I watch american horror story, too!!
Julie: I am so glad that Cordelia was The Supreme! Look at us getting carried away, lol!
Makayla: I know!!
Julie: Okay, just curious! Who is your favorite True Blood character and why?
Makayla: Eric Northman, because he lays down the law and he is sexy of course!! Lol.
Julie: LMBO OMG. Somehow I knew you were gonna say that! Mine, too! He better not be burned up next season, I will be so mad! lol
Makayla: I know!! Lol.
Julie: We have to do this more often off the record!
Makayla: Yeah, lol. It feels good to talk to someone about it.
Julie: I am always here. Okay, playtime is over! (Julie pouts) Now back to business…. I hear through the grapevine named Rene ;), that you enjoy writing and aspire to be an author. What inspired you to write?
Makayla: I'm not really sure... I guess I have a big imagination... Whenever I get a idea I just start writing trying to expand t to something great.
Julie: Who is your favorite author?
Makayla: That is a really hard one... I never pay attention to who wrote the books, sometimes I do but not really... So, I guess don't have one.
Julie: Makayla, you sent me a few of your stories and they are fantastic for a writer your age! You keep up with this pace and it will go good for you in the writing world before you know it. How does your family feel about your writing? I am sure they encourage you greatly!
Makayla: They feel that I should try me best to stay inspired and finish my book.
Julie: It's awesome that you have such a great support for your desire to write!
Makayla: Yeah, it is.
Julie: Now, this is a question that I hate to ask. What type of cancer do you have?
Makayla: I have Hodgkins Lymhpoma, I beat cancer 4 times now and currently in remission. My cancer started at a 4B, not sure what it is now.
Julie: I am surely happy that you are in remissions. Congratulations! What other hobbies do you have besides writing ?
Makayla: I like to learn about stuff, I feel as my brain is a sponge and needs to soak things up. I also like to watch YouTube videos, too.
Julie: Me, too. I watch a lot of documentaries. I understand you have your own you tube channel as well. What inspired you to create Bitten by Beauty?
Makayla: Actually, it was people with cancer that doesn't feel beautiful and Bethany Mota, a famous YouTube beauty guru. And my channel is unique because we're aiming to help people with Cancer feel beautiful. I support anyone with cancer and I understand what they're going though, and they're the ones that inspire me. I want my channel to help them feel beautiful makeup or not.
Julie:Do you get a lot of traffic for your site?
Makayla: No, not really. All together I have 89 views on all my videos and 5 subscribers, which two of them are family. So,make that three.
Julie: Well we hope to raise that number! How did you come up with the name?
Makayla: I got my channel name from me and my cousin's family spa business we made, we called Bitten by Beauty and our motto was "Pain is beauty, and beauty is pain."
Julie: Do you have any words of inspiration for others fighting cancer?
Makayla: I would have to say that if you keep on fighting, YOU WILL WIN THE BATTLE!! Remember that everyone loves you and cares about you, and never forget that. Times may be rough but keep fighting, it just makes you stronger for the tougher things in life. :)
Visit her channel Bitten By Beauty here:
Julie: Such inspirational words from such a young soul...
Makayla: Thank you, especially for this opportunity to get my channel out there.
Julie: Thank you, for chatting with me and I wish you well on your journey, sweet girl!
Note: I had a wonderful time chatting with Makayla! I leave you now with her inspiring article, Don't Give Up!
Hi, I’m Makayla. Owner of PiiXIE Dust Magazine and I’m here to inspire you not to give up. I once heard a quote by Kelly Rowland saying ‘Never give up on your dream… because you never know what the lord can bless you with.’ That is a good way to think about it, they’re practically saying that, don’t give up you never know that once you give up is when the tide was going to actually turn. Now, here are some things that can help inspire you not to give up.
1) Always keep something small with you that you can keep in your pocket, purse, backpack, whatever that inspires you.
2) First, make an inspiration folder, then search up inspiring quotes or pictures on Google images, lastly pick out the ones you like and save them in your folder, now whenever you need to be inspired not to give up just look in your inspiration folder.
3) Think of somebody that is your role model, they’re somebody that inspires you, think of what all they are and do that inspires you, write it down, and whenever you need to be inspired, either look at what you wrote down, or think of your role model.
4) Read peoples poems and books, that inspire you.
5) Try going outside, outside has all these beautiful wonderful things, like butterflies, plants, and much more. Outside can be very inspirational.
I hope these five tips and tricks can help you out, I know they helped me and a bunch of other people. I hope that you are now inspired not to quit, but one more thing before you go, I need you to say this pledge out loud and clear.
I (Name here) promise that I will always and I mean always try my best to not give up, and even help inspire others not to give up. As Kelly Rowland says, ‘Never give up on your dream… Because you never know what the lord can bless you with.’ Now chant these words three times INSPIRE! INSPIRE! INSPIRE! INSPIRE!! INSPIRE!!! I pledge.
Now was that hard? No… Ok great!!! I guess, I’ll see you all some other time, I’m glad I helped someone out there. Peace out.