Happy Monday, everyone! I’m coming at you today with a bit of a hodgepodge post after what seemed like quite the break from blogging. I have a goal and it’s to be more consistent with blogging, but life can get in the way sometimes. I did just pour myself an iced coffee (I make my own!) with a splash of hazelnut coffee creamer, so I’m ready to chat.
The last time we talked was when I recapped my time at Vine on the Waterfront, which you can find here. Since then, here’s what I’ve been up to…
…I traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a wedding for one of my boyfriend’s friends. Felix was actually the best man in his friend’s wedding, so I got to prance around all night telling all the other ladies, “Sorry, he’s taken. Go dance over there.” This actually didn’t happen but once, because literally everyone in Milwaukee is so nice and respectful. Like. All of them. It’s such a treat. Expect a recap of my time in Milwaukee soon!
…I started my new job! I’m working for C.A.R.E. Actor (think character… it actually took me a long time to figure that out), which is an organization based in NOVA/DC/Maryland that teaches kids theatre. It’s a ton of fun. I finished up my first week last week and just got home not long ago for day one of week two with 20 kiddos! Whew. Working with children is exhausting, but I’m actually having a ton of fun, especially when they say things like, “Hi, my name is Butts,” and “I don’t wike Staw Waws, I wuv Staw Waws.”
…I had a super awesome conversation with Mavenly + Co last week that I am SO excited about. Here’s to more articles of mine getting published in the near future and hopefully some D.C. contacts! Side bar: if you know anyone in the Northern Virginia/D.C. area who you’d think would be like, “Wow, this Kaitlyn gal is really cool,” please feel free to reach out to me!
…I celebrated my brother’s birthday with him via FaceTime. Three cheers to Hunter being 15 (what?!?!) and technology for allowing me to see my brother from afar.
…I’ve been researching writing internships/jobs, particularly for magazines in the NOVA area. Though I am teaching right now, it’s part-time (which is actually so nice!), but I’ve been interested in writing for a magazine (particularly lifestyle), and there are some really awesome ones in the Northern Virginia and D.C. area:
- Northern Virginia Magazine – I actually spoke with a few girls at this magazine during Vine On the Waterfront!
- Fairfax Woman Magazine
…Living life. Life in Virginia is definitely a lot different than life in New Orleans. For starters, I went from having zero roommates to three. I live on the tenth floor of an apartment building with my boyfriend and his two pets, and I have surprisingly not gone crazy yet (just joking, Felix. I know you’re reading this!). One thing VA and NOLA have in common is the humidity, which is just awful. It makes me want to rock the no makeup + topknot look all of the time. It’s beautiful here, though. We live a block from the Potomac River, so we’re close to water, which reminds us both of home in different ways. The people are friendly, and there are a ton of activities. Just last weekend was Alexandria, VA’s birthday, so there was a pub crawl and festival + fireworks that we could enjoy from the roof of our apartment building! It’s a lovely place to live. I’m settling in just fine. Still trying to find my place, not only in Virginia, but in life. So far, so good. There’s plenty of time. 🙂
Life has been really good to me lately. Although I miss my family and friends back in Louisiana terribly (and also Creole Creamery, Ancora, Life Yoga, and my cherished Audubon Park), I am so happy here. I have my three dudes, my part-time teaching job, and this blog. For now, that’s what I need.
… Though I wouldn’t mind landing a writing gig with a magazine and also losing fifteen pounds and gaining a tan, but, you know, baby steps.
Talk to y’all soon,