Hello, my name is Maiya!

I live, love, and serve at home because I believe that is where God has called me to during this season in life. I am extremely passionate about serving those around me, starting with my family: two wonderful parents and eight siblings. Also, serving my community to spread God’s light and love in this world.

God directed me away from the typical go-off-to-college route and towards a life of serving at home just a few short months before my high school graduation. Though it was a tough time/decision, I found peace and joy down this new path. My goal for this blog is to share my story – my struggles, triumphs, thoughts, and ideas – in hopes (and lots of prayer) that it can be an encouragement to other young ladies to follow the path God has laid out for them. Whether that be living at home, going off to college, starting a business, etc. God’s plan is unique and special for each of us.

I currently teach beginner piano, volunteer at my local Crisis Pregnancy Center (because life is so important to me), take hold of opportunities to host Bible studies, book clubs and help my mom with homeschool co-ops whenever I can, and bake … especial cupcakes! Words are important to me – and the One who rescued me from my sins and calls me His daughter is the most important: Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior – so starting a blog came to my attention as a way to share my journey with my Heavenly Father. I do not, by any stretch of the imagination, know what all is involved with blogging. But I look forward to seeing how God will grow me as I go and use this ministry tool to bring glory to His name.

If you feel so inclined, I would love for you to subscribe or follow my blog and join my online journey.

With Love,


“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” -Matthew 5:16


24 thoughts on “About

  1. Maiya,

    Hello. 🙂 My name is Jennifer, and I am the social media manager for HEAV. If you haven’t heard of us, we are a Christian state wide homeschool organization-Home Educators Association of Virginia. You can find out more about us at our website – http://www.heav.org or on our Facebook, twitter, or Pinterest pages.

    I recently came across a post from your blog that your mom shared on the Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers. I really liked it, and I’m drawn to your story. We have just started growing our blog. We currently have three regular volunteer bloggers. They blog in their own right but write posts for us on a regularly scheduled basis as well.

    I’m writing to see if you’d be interested in talking more about becoming a part of our blogger team. We’d be excited to have you. Two of our bloggers are homeschool moms. One is a working homeschool dad. I would love to add a ‘Christ following homeschool graduate young woman’s’ perspective. 🙂

    If you’re interested in talking further, please email me at socialmedia@heav.org. Many blessings on what you’re doing!


  2. Hi Maiya!

    I just found your blog through Pinterest. And I’m so glad I did! I’m a stay at home daughter myself and am always looking for blogs by other daughters at home. I’m enjoying reading some of your posts and am looking forward to coming back in the future 🙂 Hope you have a great rest of your week!


    • Hello, Libby!
      I’m so glad that you have enjoyed reading about the things God has laid on my heart. I have to say, I am excited to connect with another stay-at-home daughter blogger! Like you, I too am always interested in finding new blogs to read, and will most definitely check yours out.

      Thank you so much for leaving a comment! I hope you have a blessed weekend!

  3. Don’t worry. It’s super easy. Here’s the tutorial that helped me (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74Wf8VEgKYM) although that’s for blogger. 90% of it should be the same. You just create the picture design you want in PicMonkey (free and easy) then upload to Photobucket (also quick and free). Then copy the direct photo link that is created with you upload to Photobucket and paste that link into an blog button html code generator. The generator will give you code which you then use in your blog (Blogger has a sidebar widget for “HTML” that you just paste it into). It sounds complicated but it’s actually really easy. Good luck!

  4. The html worked and the button linked to your page but it was HUGE- off the page huge. What size did you make your button in PicMonkey? The standard size is about 200×200 or 125×125 (for the smallest square).

  5. Dear Maiya,

    I found your blog throughj A Noble Calling! I look forward to being encouraged here – I am 17 years and home-educated with the intention of being a stay-at-home daughter in the future.

    Much love and blessings,

  6. Good afternoon!

    My mother stumbled upon your blog this morning and thought I’d like it–she was right, of course!

    I will be graduating from my homeschooling years this year, (it’s the only form of education I’ve known, which is quite a blessing!) something that’s exciting and a bit scary at the same time!
    I’d never really felt like I wanted to go to college, but really made that decision a few years ago; it’s always nice to know that I’m not the only one! My family and group of wonderful homeschool friends are very supportive of that, which is a tremendous blessing!

    Your blog has inspired me to consider starting a similar one; I’ve been blogging off and on for quite some time and have semi-recently started devoting quite a lot of time to one about books and writing! 🙂

    Thank you for your blog and the encouragement that can be found here!

    Keep taking the non-traditional path, even when it’s scary–God’s ways are always the best for us! XD

    Many blessings!

    • Dear RaeAnne,

      I want to apologize for taking SUCH a long time to reply to your comment. I truly am grateful for what you said and feel bad that I didn’t give you a response sooner. I confess that I let blogging slip to the back burner for a few months because of a crazy schedule. I actually started working outside of the home last June and it has been a whirlwind ever since. But blogging is important to me so I am trying to get “back on the horse”! I am so thankful that you could find encouragement on my blog – to God be the glory!
      Have you already graduated, or do you graduate this coming summer?



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