Category Archive: Quarter Life Crisis

Jan 03

My Accidental Resolutions for 2014

No one ever keeps their resolutions so why bother making them, right? That was my mentality up until recently. When friends asked me about my resolutions I shrugged it off, explaining that I’d given up on trying because it was a lost cause. I mean, we all know how crowded the gym is in January …

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Dec 29

My 13 Ridiculous Moments of 2013

I don’t know what I did to deserve it, but rather than Cupid shooting me through with an arrow of love, some other jokester angel must have sprinkled a dust on my head that has magnetized me to strange, awkward, and sometimes hilarious encounters. It is an ongoing phrase amongst my friends to say, “this …

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Oct 06

Bali’s Magic and How I Got My Groove Back

The taxi driver occasionally glanced at the road as he swerved around the hairpin turns and played chicken with oncoming traffic on the narrow highway; most of the time his eyes were fixed in the rearview mirror at my face, while he waved an arm about, emphatically describing to me Balinese life.   He pointed …

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Jan 09

My New Year’s Non-Resolution

I’m not much of one for New Year’s Resolutions. First of all, I’m a little late on the uptake to be posting about my resolutions, seeing as the date is what it is; I almost decided to resolve to post twice every week, but I’ve clearly failed at that already. Making a New Year’s Resolution …

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Dec 17

Stuck in Limbo

There have been more tears this week than I care to admit. It would be easy to blame the tears on the Connecticut tragedy, as that truly did upset me on a very deep level, but that was really only one dip in the emotional rollercoaster I’ve been riding lately. The end of the year …

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Dec 09

Prioritizing Priorities: An apology and explanation

If you’re a consistent reader of Kaleena’s Kaleidoscope (giant Heimlich squeezing hug of thanks to you!) you may have noticed I’ve been mysteriously… absent lately, cropping up periodically only to post half-inspired little ditties and photos. I have been violating the first gospel of blogging, which is posting consistently and frequently. So smite me down, …

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Oct 30

Taking risks and why I’m moving to South Korea

Risk: “Exposure to the chance of injury or loss” I always considered myself a “risky” person in life. I enjoy jumping out of perfectly good airplanes; swimming to the bottom of the ocean; rappelling down steep cliff sides; gallivanting through third world countries alone; hanging upside down on a rope in aerial class. Everyone always says, …

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Oct 07

What happens when you crash a wedding in cowboy boots

Sometimes, you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night, minding your own business and eating homemade pumpkin ice cream and listening to depressing music, when you receive numerous texts coercing you to “come to this cowboy themed wedding right now”.  You may politely decline, with words such as “I will not crash the wedding of …

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Oct 03

On cake and life lessons

I sat at the kitchen table and sliced my fork through the leftover half of the double layer cake. Funfetti, mmm. A party in my mouth. To my right, a cup of frozen yogurt; to my left, a box of gourmet cupcakes. As I raised the fork to my mouth, I frowned and pondered aloud, …

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Aug 19

50 Shades of my Absurd Dating Life

                  It’s hard to believe a year has gone by of sleeping alone in my own bed. To commemorate the occasion, I’ve decided to reflect on the last year of my “romantic” life, and in doing so, I’ve realized I might as well share it with the …

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Aug 09

Purple Fingers and Golden Pastures: My Po-Dunk Paradise

When I finally pulled into my dad’s driveway after the exhausting but familiar eight hour drive, he was just returning home from the lawn mower races at the county fair. “Dang it, I missed them! How did Tim do?” “Oh, he was doing good at first, he had the lead until he threw a belt …

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Jul 11

The Santa Barbara Bucket List

You know that cliche saying, “Live every day like it’s your last”, or something along those lines? I’ve been looking at the world that way a bit lately. No, no, I don’t have a terminal illness, don’t get your panties in a bunch (or throw a party just yet), but I guess I should add …

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