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Conversations with Kayla Thomas

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kayla Thomas.

Hi Kayla, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
My name is Kayla “K.Nicole” Thomas , I am 28 years old and originally from Hyattsville, Maryland. My journey of becoming a lifestyle blogger and Entrepreneur started a little over six years ago, when I relocated to Baltimore, Maryland to further my education at Morgan State University. There I obtained my Bachelors of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising.

I’ve always had a love for fashion and the arts from a young age, and my passion grew from there. For one of my senior projects in college we had to create a creative space that showcased the things we loved. During that time for me I was big on watching YouTube and reading fashion blogs, and I can remember going back and forth between creating my own YouTube channel or a blog for my project. So after doing some research, I decided I wanted to create a blog that was similar to a magazine and highlight topics on fashion, beauty, music, etc. I called it , LiveLikeK. Once I graduated, I received an “A” on that final of course, lol. I realized how passionate I was about blogging and I wanted to take a new route, capturing my journey transitioning out of college into adulthood and that’s how I ended up here today as, SheisK.Nicole.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has definitely not been an easy journey, but grateful for where it has brought me. The biggest challenge for me was comparison, it is the thief of joy. I had faced many insecurities and doubts due to constantly reading and look at other well-known bloggers and becoming discouraged. Thinking you know, I don’t have the means to do the things they do and wondering how could I grow a following like them. It consumed my thoughts and took time to come out of that space.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am a Lifestyle blogger who loves creating content on Entrepreneurship, Fashion, beauty and so much more. My mission is to provide like-minded women with a space that motivates and inspire them to illustrate the life they so desire. My platform has allowed me to show up authentically as myself, share my journey and connect with so many other talented women.

We’d love to hear about any fond memories you have from when you were growing up?
One of my favorite childhood memories is when I learn how to ride a bike. I had a friend who lived a few block over or so and almost everyday after school she would come over to my house and play. She had this really beautiful pink bike, I love pink and I was obsessed. When she came over we would always playhouse, and I would be the mother. I would pretend to need to go to the grocery store and the bike would be my car. At the time, I didn’t know how to ride a bike, mine still had training wheels. I would ride and fall off, and we would do this every day after school. On this one particular day, I got on the bike and I was riding it. Peddling my life away and I can distinctively remember hearing my friend in the background cheering “Kayla, you’re doing it, keep going, Kayla! I will always remember that because she didn’t get mad that I was always riding her bike, she saw how determined I was to learn and gave me that space to do so. Until this day, that memory motivates me and has allowed me to create a space where I can do the same and cheer on the next woman.

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