An Introduction

Perhaps you think you have a good grasp of who I am based on the few words I’ve written in the description on my home page. College senior, public relations student, music enthusiast, and so on. Perhaps these short phrases are enough for you to have a grasp of the person on the other side of the keyboard.

But perhaps not.

Before I delve into posts about the 12 reasons I listen to vinyl or the top things I’ll be posting on Instagram this fall, I want to give you a little background as to who I am, and why you should care about what I have to say. I’ve always found it a little more interesting to read a blog written by someone I know personally, and I want to attempt to forge that kind of a connection with you by using my words.

I grew up in a western suburb of a city much like many of the other cities you’ve known. I spent my childhood singing in choirs and learning to ride a horse. I wanted to be a veterinarian when I grew up, or an astronaut, or a ballerina. I wrote with scribbled block letters in my diary every night about things like what I wanted for my birthday or how excited I was to visit my grandparents or how I stayed up until 10 p.m. reading the new Harry Potter book.

Since then, I’ve gotten a little older, my handwriting has become a little neater, and my bedtime is a little later. My diary has transferred from the medium of pen and page to the medium of blog posts on Medium (hey, see what I did there?)

My motivation for writing this blog is simple. I have ideas, dreams, stories, and information to share just like everyone has. I only hope that you’ll come back to hear what I have to say, and continue to pursue this blogger-reader relationship. And don’t just let that amount to you reading the words that I write. Feel free to contact me on Twitter (@kalaels) and Instagram (@_kaels6). I’d love to hear what you have to say — let’s keep this conversation going!

Until next time,

Kaeli

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