There’s No Shame in My Hallmark Game

People always try to tease me because I am a consistent Hallmark watcher. They say the movies are corny and always end the same.

My response to them: “I do not care!”

When you have lived with debilitating anxiety for almost a decade, are a wife, mom of three and full time educator, predictable and corny sound amazing!

There is safety in the familiar.

I find that watching the Hallmark Channel provides me a sense of peace. When each day of life is so unpredictable and maintaining emotionally stability is a constant task, knowing that everyone will end up happy and okay is quite comforting. I don’t need to watch something that will damper my mood or make me feel uneasy. These movies wrap you in a blanket of positivity and warm and fuzzies.

Why are we so thrilled with negative imagery?

Much of what is put out today is laced with negative messages or even scary visuals. Murder, abuse, drugs, other world threats and of course, reality TV (constant drama). Now don’t get me wrong, reality TV can be pretty funny, but why do people find all these other shows so much more appropriate than Hallmark?

I’m fine to live and let live, but for me I don’t need to watch things that are just as terrifying as real life to relax or be entertained. People can tease away. You will still find me curled up with a nice Vera Bradley blanket (they are the best!) eating caramel popcorn, watching Christmas in July or Summer Romance nights or Autumn love stories year round.

Strong willed and determined since a little girl, this mom of three, wife, worship leader, writer, and career woman, believes dreams come true if you do the work. Nikyla hails from St. Louis, Mo, the “show me” state. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University and Southern University. She is a certified teacher and currently teaches at Louisiana Connections Academy. Her time out of the office is filled with family, friends and faith. She adores her three children Kyre, K’mya, and Kris and has been married to her childhood sweet heart Remiah Trask for fourteen years. Nikyla is currently a worship leader at Anchor Chapel in Baton Rouge. She has always been passionate about the things she sets her mind to. Her story of victory over severe anxiety disorder, after her third child, is truly one you must hear to believe. It will transform the way you view people with mental illness and even the way you view yourself. She is the founder of the mental health campaign entitled Be Brave. Writing has become a form of therapy for her, and the stories she shares are always honest, heartfelt, and transparent. Read more of Nikyla’s Brave Blogs here.


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