Life in the Margins

Last week I came back from a holiday at home for Labor Day and found myself surprisingly sick. It crept up on me in a way I wasn’t used to. Because of my autoimmune issues, I can usually tell when I’m on the verge of sickness and my immune system has been beat down. But... Continue Reading →

Cooking as a Twenty-Something

I’m relatively new at this whole cooking thing. It’s not that growing up I couldn’t cook. In fact, whenever there was a potluck or community dinner, I delighted in researching a yummy recipe to try, cooking it up from scratch, and sharing it with friends. Admittedly, I’ve always had a preference for baking, partly because... Continue Reading →

Bodies

One of my favorite summer activities is spending a day at Water Country USA in Williamsburg, VA, although it seems harder and harder to coordinate into my schedule every summer. As we’re now only 2 weekends away from the end of the season, I thought I’d missed my chance. But with a bit of personal... Continue Reading →

Rewrite: Prologue

Have you ever thought about rewriting your life from a different perspective? Quite frequently I fantasize about the past and how I’d change it if given access to a time machine. I’m well aware this isn’t a healthy place to dwell. “The past is the past” and all that. Which is why I was surprised... Continue Reading →

The Greatest Adventure

I mentioned in my previous post, Wherever You Go, You Take Yourself With You, that my friend Alanna and I had started doing some mini-writing workshops to help get our creative juices flowing, and I thought I’d share another product of one of our sessions on the blog. This one was in response to the... Continue Reading →

Do You Want to Go Back to Eighth Grade?

Do you remember what middle school was like? Or maybe you’re right now in the painful throes of it. For me, eighth grade was 15 years ago. It both feels like forever ago, but also like the awkwardness and embarrassment and true angst I experienced is buried just underneath the surface of my adult life.... Continue Reading →

Reminders

A year ago this week I was nestled on the edge of the Appalachian mountains just north of Stanardsville, VA in a luxury yurt trying to unplug from the world and single-handedly repair whatever had gone wrong in my relationship with my ex. I wrote in my journal every day that week, analyzing his moods... Continue Reading →

Is This My Love Story?

This Grey’s Anatomy tribute to Lexie and Mark popped up on my Facebook timeline this morning, and because I’m a sucker for tragic love stories, I watched it. From 2010 to 2015, I was a dedicated Grey’s Anatomy fan. I binged through the seasons that had already aired, had my favorite “ships,” and sobbed during... Continue Reading →

Anger Management (Or How To Go With The Flow)

I’ve set up a new form on my website for you to submit questions or topics you’d like to see me address in a video or blog, and I love reading all your ideas and questions! (If you want to submit your own, click here). Here’s one I received recently: Hey Kaitlyn! I was wondering... Continue Reading →

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