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I needed a break… we all did.


There was so much taking away from our time together. So much excess that we didn’t need.


Just too much STUFF


So, we got rid of stuff. We got rid of a LOT of stuff. A whole house full.


And we are just now *finally* starting to feel relief. Don’t get me wrong, some of the relief was instantaneous. But some of the relief is from relearning how to live with less. 

It’s Therapeutic. Frustrating. Maddening. Wonderful. All at the same time.


What I’m learning is that there will always be other stuff to take the place, but learning to let go of it internally as well as physically is the biggest battle.


So I think I’m back.



a little about a lot

When I first started blogging way back in high school (circa 2004), I never really desired to put a cap, or a limit, on what I wanted to blog about.


Today, that is still so true. Our lives move and change so much and I love that a blog can represent all of that and more through words, photos, and interactions. I’ve blogged through high school, music fads, college, birthdays, college marching band, finals, orchestra concerts, dating, engagement, marriage, weight loss, pregnancy, teaching, life and parenting… and it’s funny to see how some things come full circle, some things make me laugh-out-loud,  and some things make me CRINGE.


But overall, it’s all a little about a lot.


So when I start writing about something that isn’t quite on track with what the “theme” of the day is, or whatever, I give myself grace, because in 10 years, I will probably be the only person going through these old posts and re-reading what I wrote-that’s what this is all about. Memories. Sharing. Community.




Thanks for riding along on this crazy journey, and loving life with me.







I'm Kalyn

love music. love the outdoors. love life.

Following life around with a camera is my passion; along with mama-ing, beauty-ing, DIY-ing, cooking, and exploring.