We had the good fortune of connecting with Makaila (MK) & Amayah and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Makaila (MK) & Amayah, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
Amayah: A famous quote that I love by an unknown author reads, “accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” I love this quote because I think everything happens for a reason, when something is meant to be for me it will be and anything that doesn’t align with that won’t. This quote is a reminder to continue to move forward even when it may seem hard because I know that something better is waiting for me.
Makaila (MK): Similar to what Amayah said, I feel as though I have mastered the art of avoiding disappointment. As a child, I would get overly emotional when things didn’t go my way. Years ago, someone said to me, “remember, what is for you will be for you” and it has been something that I’ve never forgotten. This is now something I live by. When things don’t go how I would have liked them to, I don’t get upset because I truly believe that things happen exactly how they’re supposed to.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Our podcast is meant to be a safe space. We want the people who tune in to feel as though they are having a conversation with two of their friends. I think what sets us apart from others is the people we interview and what we focus on when talking to them, our show focuses more on them as a person and getting to know more about them rather than talking about business. We create a comfortable space for our guest to become apart of the space we provide to our listeners. I am most proud about being able to spread awareness and provide women and even men my age with a space to talk about the things we experience being in your 20’s. Everyone’s experience is different and I think MK and I highlight our own experiences and hope that people can contribute to our conversations or at least learn something. I think there is still much to learn. We haven’t been on this journey that long but I think that if you continue to be consistent and keep the faith we will grow into something amazing. This journey has had it’s good days and it’s not so good days. We take every challenge or obstacles as a lesson to be learned and always communicate ways to improve so that the situation doesn’t happen again. This is the best lesson we could have learned knowing that everyday will be different and getting through it one step at a time. It takes time to perfect a craft. I want the world to know that we offer a space on our podcast called chic mail where our listeners can ask us questions as well as continue any of the conversations we’ve had on the podcast and talk with us directly about it. We would love to hear from you!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If you are visiting Michigan, and you are like us which is someone who loves to eat a few places that we love are; Conado Tacos, Kuzzo’s Chicken and Waffles, Bucharest Grill, Yoshi Hibachi Grille, and Beans & Cornbread. If you are looking to have a fun night out full of activities I suggest; Top Golf, Round1, Any of the varies escape room locations, Urban Air, and one of my favorites Novi Putting Edge. We love to eat and have fun and these are just a few of our favorite places to do just that. So if you are ever visiting Michigan these are the places you should definitely check out. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Amayah: Someone who holds a special place in my heart is my college professor turned mentor VaNessa. I had the honor of meeting her my freshman year of college and without her I would not have gotten through my first two years. She not only provides me with resources in order to help better the situations I’m going through on and off campus, but she provides an amazing listening ear. Whenever I am feeling discouraged, she provides words of encouragement and speaks light into the situations I’ve faced. I appreciate her and everything she has done for me and how she provides me with a comfortable space within my university. It means the world to me to have her apart of my journey.
Makaila (MK): It sounds cliche, but I owe everything to my mother. She has not only been a mother by nature but a cheerleader, a best friend, a voice of reason, a shoulder to cry on, and a listening ear. Of course she created me and so for that alone, she is the reason I am where I am today however she surpassed the expectations of what being a mother means and for that, I am forever grateful to her.