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Check Out Kayla Trapp’s Story

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

Hi Kayla, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
Hi, I’m Kayla, a millennial wife and a mom of two littles.

Being a blogger has always been a dream of mine. I created my first blog in 2007, shortly after, Tumblr launched. As a recent high school graduate, I would be heading off to college soon and it allowed me to share my preparations for becoming the first in my family to do so. It was short-lived though due to the growing popularity of Facebook soon after.

Born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, I’m an Email Marketer by day and a lifestyle and motherhood content creator always. In 2018, after my husband and I got married, I re-entered the content creator space by documenting my family’s journey to debt freedom. Together, we made over six figures combined, but we had just as much debt. We decided enough was enough and wanted to be free from the chains of debt.

Sharing our debt-free journey was important to me because there were not many people that looked like us doing so, and we wanted to normalize talking about finances. We wanted to show others that there is a way out of debt no matter how much make or how much debt you have.

Fast forward two years. In 2020, I found out I was pregnant and the following week, we were all forced to quarantine due to the pandemic. We decided to focus on saving as opposed to throwing every penny at our debt, so I decided to switch gears and started creating motherhood and lifestyle content.

2020 was hard for us all. So I created a space to share my journey to becoming a mom of two and used my creativity to add a bit of shine to this world. I believe that intentionally celebrating all life moments is so important.

Eighteen-year-old Kayla would be so proud that I’m actually living the life I once dreamed of.

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?
No, the journey hasn’t been smooth at all.

Being a hands-on mom, loving wife, full-time corporate professional, and content creator can be a lot to manage at times. Not to forget to make time for self-care, but time management is key. Creating lasting memories is extremely important to me, so I’ve learned to prioritize being intentional about doing so and everything else falls in line.

Also, being in the online creative space can be hard. It’s hard not to compare your success to others. I have to constantly remind myself that I’m running my own race. Imposter syndrome is real.

However, when used correctly, social media can be a beautiful place to be. I’ve been able to connect with some amazing women and a few I’ve created lasting relationships with even though we’ve never met in person.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Writing has always been a passion of mine, and I love that I can connect with others by sharing my story.

It still amazes me how I may feel I’m going through something alone, but once I share it online, so many others respond with “me too.” I recently shared about my diagnosis with PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome, and so many other women raised their hands as well. I’ll be forever grateful for that community. Sharing my story not only helps me heal, but it helps so many others and brings us closer together.

With just two short years under my belt, I’ve accomplished so much. I’ve been given the opportunity to create a community filled with amazing women, work with some of my favorite brands, and monetize my platform. I’m nowhere near where I want to be, and I’m not planning to stop until I get there.

I was given this platform, and I want to help so many other women create a life that they absolutely love. When people stumble upon my blog, my hope is that they leave inspired to create the life that they want by living well, creating memories, and celebrating intentionally as I share my imperfect life, DIY projects, crafts, and much more.

Alright so before we go can you talk to us a bit about how people can work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
I’m always looking for ways to collaborate with other creators or brands that I love. If you’re interested in working together, send me an email at kayla@TheTrappHaus.com.

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Image Credits
Ashley, Girl Boss Branded Madeline, Infinite Focus Photography, and Hannah Joy Photography

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