My name is Kayla and I recently graduated college with a major in Zoology.
I got the idea to start this blog after watching Julie & Julia a few years ago. Like in the movie, I thought it would be a brilliant way to showcase my talents and interests while hopefully sharing it with a small piece of the world. While my main strengths lay in the sciences, I have some artistic talents as well. I like to draw and color occasionally, although the perfectionist part of me gets in the way of my creative side. I also do a little writing in my free time and hope to get more into that even though English was never my strong point in school. I love photography not for the art of it, but for the beauty and history that can be captured by film (or digital information). I try to have my digital camera with me at all times when I think there may be photo opportunities. In high school, I was fortunate enough to take a photography class where we developed our own film in a dark room. Sadly, that part of photography is beginning to be a thing of the past.
My biggest passion is for traveling and the adventure that comes with it. I have been lucky enough to have been to Mexico and Europe several times each. I find that I draw a lot from my experiences into my writing and art and that it makes me a better person because I have seen and felt different things that have given me a different perspective on the world. I hope to travel a lot in the years to come.
At the beginning of 2011, I found myself lucky enough to have studied abroad in Queensland, Australia. I’d always dreamt of visiting there someday and what a better way than to live and study there for several months. I was also fortunate enough to have been able to spend a week in New Zealand and have many new experiences such as: zorbing, bungy jumping, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, sailing, hiking, crab fishing, spotting a koala in the wild and living it up with the wallabies.
In my free time, I’m either always reading or watching movies. I have a funny habit of carrying around whatever book I’m currently reading with me wherever I go even if I won’t have a chance to actually read it. Usually, I know about all the upcoming movies or at least the ones I want to see. I may not be able to quote anything word for word, but I can recognize any face or voice of someone from something else I’ve seen.
My goal for this blog is to be able to share whatever I feel free to post concerning what is going on in my life currently. Along the way, I hope to share a bit of my adventures and interests with a few other people who may stumble upon my babblings.