Perfectly Imperfect

Kayla, 22
living for the Kingdom
music teacher
university of illinois alumni 2013

"Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle."
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There’s no school today. So happy. So in need of a break! #100happydays






Pocket Printer by Zuta Labs

Not only a portable design, but able to print on any size page.

it finally feels like 2014

Every once in a while there’s an invention you never knew you always needed.

Here’s their Kickstarter


Hello orange chicken. And helloooooo weekend! #100happydays #noms

5:30 am body pump - not happy now but I will be in an hour. #100happydays #fitness #halfmarathontraining

There were many happy things about today - a field trip without injuries or major incidents, time home alone after work, a fabulous small group, and a rest day - I just forget to take pictures of things. So here’s my tired face in my Wednesday gym clothes ready to get up at 4:45 for body pump tomorrow! #100happydays

my attitude about it is just defeated.

The things I got in the mail today: new black running capris from zulily, 2 new sports bras and a pair of underwear from moving comfort, and a free book from Sharon Burch for joining Lily Pad this month! #snailmail #100happydays #defeatingtheuniboob #zulily #movingcomfort

And I miss you like crazy. I think about you all the time, friend. <3

  • I got on the scale yesterday and I weighed 169. I haven’t been under 170 in over a year. I don’t really care about the actual number, but it’s kinda nice to see it reflecting how I look and feel. 
  • I got and completed my registration for the Chicago Marathon in October. Boom. Crazy. I’m excited and terrified at the same time. 
  • I’m so tired of school/work. I can hardly wait for summer. Some of my kids are incredibly draining. 
  • Speaking of draining, the 4/5 program is next week. And the 4th grade has only learned one song. I’m calm in class, but really I can’t help but think, “Holy shit. What the hell am I going to do if we don’t learn this last song? Eff. I’m going to look so bad.”
  • When I smell your smell from your shirt, it puts me at ease. At least for a slight moment. 
  • I feel like you and I are in a weird limbo. And I don’t like it. And it’s super hard to be patient. And I’m trying, but I feel like I’m slipping away from you. It makes me want to crawl into a hole. 
  • My kid for Check In/Check Out (Behavior Plan Program) is about to reach his first ever prize! That reminds me that I need to go buy jolly ranchers. 
  • I’m super blessed to have such amazing girls in my small group. We had a girls’ night two weekends ago and we literally just sat and talked for 5 hours. Didn’t move from the table. It was awesome. And every single one of us brought strawberries as our snack. Amazing. They are literally an answer to prayer. So thankful.
  • I’m getting super pumped for my string of half marathons and races coming up. 
  • Basically my emotions are all over the effing map. Whatever.