Oh, hi!

2

March 20, 2013 by kmwelden

I knew it was only a matter of time before I got a blog. I write (begrudgingly) all the time for school, and school is about to be over. In a few short weeks, in fact, I’ll be graduating from the College of Charleston with a degree in English (and a concentration in fiction writing).

To be totally honest, though, I did experiment with Livejournal in high school. You remember- I think every kid who wanted to be cool and edgy had one. But since I am not cool or edgy, I kept it private and my only follower was my dear friend, Bryan Huxhold. His username was “sodawater” and mine was “youwonthearthis.” Let’s hope I don’t look back on these posts with the same kind of horror that I reread my Livejournal.

So, obviously, this is a time in my life when I’m doing a lot of growing. Or at least I hope I’m doing a lot of growing. There have been three main things that have inspired me to finally commit to blogging, which coincidently, came just a few short weeks after I threw away a book about blogging from the Huffington Post that I was forced to buy for a Comm class one time. Who needs rules, especially from Ariana Huffington?

1. One of my oldest and dearest friends, Mel, recently started a blog. Reading hers has brought me so much joy/nostalgia/happiness, that I really feel compelled to do this. She’s making it look so fun! I want to have fun, too! Go read her blog at http://melandlavidabella.wordpress.com/. She is cool and fun, and you’ll be happy you did.

2. I’ve been working on reading a book called The Happiness Project. It’s by Gretchen Rubin. I would be lying if I said from time to time I am not allll about a self-help book, but this is a self-help book that doesn’t really feel like one. The author spends a year focusing on making herself really, truly happy. So, I’ve been spending a lot of time in bed lately. I spend a lot of time laying, in general, but this book really has gotten me thinking: what makes me happy? What makes me happy? I don’t know! I struggle sometimes with remaining positive (as many of my friends will attest), but what an admirable goal. Looking intentionally for happiness is something that really resonated with me, and it’s something I intend to do for myself. For example, I love to write (when it’s not for school), so why wouldn’t I pour some of my daily energy into that? That’s something that makes me happy! So here we are.

3. In about three months, I’ll be moving across the country to majestic Denver, Colorado. I got a job with City Year, so I’ll be doing a service year in inner city schools there (If you’re not familiar with City Year, click on that link right there and go read up. ) I’ve lived in South Carolina by entire life, and the move intimidates me. I am nervous to live in a place where it’s not standard for everyone in a bar to know every word to “Wagon Wheel.” I am nervous to live in a place where every best friend in my life is thousands of miles away. But this is me, taking what is probably the biggest step of my life. To be fair, though, I’m not going to be entirely alone. I’m packing up with my excellent boyfriend, Andrew, and his perfect French bulldog, Edmund. So I’m starting this blog because I feel like I’m at the beginning of a really big adventure, and I would really love to have some of my friends share it with me. Digitally. Or you can come along in person, too. That’s definitely an option.

So! Thanks for listening to my rambling. I took an impromptu mental health day today and came home to Myrtle Beach to spend the day with Andrew and Edmund. Now Andrew’s at work, but Edmund is cuddled up beside me and I’m working on a bottle of Rex-Goliath Free Range White (people: it’s $3.47 at Walmart, come ON), and I feel like I made a perfect decision fleeing Charleston for the day.

And I also really hope you enjoy adventuring with me.

Love,

Kaitlyn

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Oh, hi!

  1. Andrew says:

    Not all of your friends will be thousands of miles away, KAITLY.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Dear Denver

I've been thinking so much about you...

Fatty McCupcakes

Rants, Ramblings, and Regrets

Problems With Infinity

Confessions of a Delusional Maniac

Essa On Everything

***Warning: Posts on this site may be factually incorrect, delusional, mean spirited...or all of the above

Erin Lyon

Writer, Lawyer, Connoisseur of Poor Decision-Making.

Fisticuffs and Shenanigans

It was all fun and games, until the fisticuffs and shenanigans... -Deutschmarc

thebaskination

Spawned by my trip to Iceland, this is a little window into how (and why) I do what I do

That's What She Read

Hear what She has to say about the latest books

we travel, some of us forever.

hard-wired for travel

City Year Denver

give a year. change the world.

Some Clever or Witty Title

I grew up riding the short bus and lived to tell the tale.

Taking the Lilongwe

wanderings in the warm heart of africa

Mesha D. Arant

Muscian. Artist. Photographer. Thinker. Christian. INFP.

Adventures in Denver and Beyond

Celebrating Denver, Colorado and the world beyond!

uprootfromoregon.com/

Curious Eater, Wholesome Cook

Queen of the Food Age

Exploring the world one bite at a time...

Mister G Kids

A daily comic about real stuff little kids say in school. By Matt Gajdoš

%d bloggers like this: