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 →

Wherever You Go, You Take Yourself With You

I’ve been listening to Neil Gaiman’s “The Graveyard Book” on audiobook recently and came across this quote: “It's like the people who believe they'll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn't work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. If you see what I mean.”... Continue Reading →

I Didn’t Expect The Loneliness

After the break-up, I expected the grief. At this point, I’m well acquainted with the stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. I know they’re not some linear timeline, but instead a twisting cycle that can seemingly have no end, until suddenly, it doesn’t hurt so much anymore. I expected this, and prepared for it.... Continue Reading →

In The Blood

Have you ever looked at your blood under a microscope? What do you imagine you’d find there? All your little red blood cells whizzing around like an episode of “The Magic School Bus?” While it wasn’t quite a Ms. Frizzle-worthy magical experience, I do feel like I learned quite a lot from seeing the life-giving... Continue Reading →

Why I’m Not Going to Vidcon

Normally, I'd be all packed up and heading to California in less than 12 hours for VidCon. It's what I've done every summer for the last 6 years! But 2018 is a little different for me because I'm not attending. In part because of situational reasons (if you've watched my videos lately, you know that the last 6-8 months have been a big ol' bucket of chaos for me!), but mostly because I feel like VidCon isn't meant for me anymore. Perhaps I've outgrown it? Or maybe it's just outgrown me? Here I talk about how I think VidCon has changed since 2012 when I first started attending, and what I'd like to see in an online video conference in the future.

The “Should” List

It’s a simple conversation. They’re offering advice. “Oh, have you thought about taking a self-defense class?” “Are you streaming on Twitch?” “Have you found a doctor/church/gym/“insert a seemingly helpful suggestion here” yet?” And I always have the same answer: “I should do that.” Seems innocuous enough, right? Of course, I should do all those things.... Continue Reading →

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