“I have hope that inside is not a heart but a kaleidoscope” –Sara Bareilles
I’m a California girl who can still (barely) fall into the “twenty-something” category, and I’m on a mission to soak up as much adventure out of life as possible. I believe in taking advantage of the opportunities that surround us and experiencing life in all ways daring, bold, wild, and wonderful. In the process, though, I tend to find myself in bizarre situations which later turn into hilarious stories.
I currently live in South Korea, where I teach English to middle school students and am slowly acquiring an appreciation for kimchi.
What is this blog about?
They say you’re supposed to find your “niche” as a blogger, but I can’t seem to limit myself to only travel stories or only information about Korea. I write because I’m compelled to, and on this blog you’ll find things like stories of my travels, musings on life in Korea, confessions about my absurd dating life, my failed attempts at losing weight, tales of my strange and ridiculous experiences, and whatever else strikes my fancy at the moment.
Life Kaleena’s Kaleidoscope is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get!
Overall, Kaleena’s Kaleidoscope documents the less than average journey of a girl who wants to see the world, find her place within it, and make it a little bit better along the way (and also find the secret to eating all the ice cream without gaining weight).
Here, you’ll find a refreshing blend of honesty, humor, and reflection.
Some “fun facts” about me:
I’m an adrenaline junkie, and I’ve scuba dived, sky dived, ziplined, rapelled down cliffs, climbed up waterfalls, sandboarded, and done a number of other things that make my parents nervous.
I would eat ice cream every day, if only my metabolism allowed it.
I’m an aerial dancer (like Cirque du Soleil style).
Before I lived in South Korea I worked for 5 years at a non-profit that provides travel for people with disabilities, and spent my weekends checking items off my Santa Barbara Bucket List.
I’ve traveled throughout 26 countries and much of the USA.
I played in the National Kickball Championships in Las Vegas. This included shotgunning beers at 8am as a grown woman.
I have climbed the Eiffel Tower with a chest cold, been in a sailing fiasco in Buenos Aires, hiked through the jungles of Panama, evaded pirates in Borneo, been stranded on a deserted island in the Philippines, and nearly been arrested on the Bolivian border. My life isn’t entirely normal.
Sound good so far? I hope you’ll follow along with my journey to live a nonconventional life and be inspired to go adventuring, yourself!