I’m Kelsey, nice to meet you : )
I originally started this blog as a travel blog as a way to keep friends and family in the loop about my gap-year adventures. It was great way to keep everyone updated, instead of scheduling Skype sessions where I talked about nothing but how great the gelato (and the people and OHEMGEE the food) had been in the most recent place I’d been. For three hours. Not that I’m guilty of that. Cough.
In my defense, it was really good gelato.
Some personal history: I graduated from the University of Oregon with a double degree in Journalism and Public Relations, along with a Geology minor (because dinosaurs and rocks are gneiss, as are terrible puns). I took a gap year because I graduated and felt like I hadn’t seen enough of the world to “settle down” just yet. I figured that somewhere in the midsts of getting lost in the world, I’d find something worth settling for.
After coming back to the ever-so-delightful, perpetually rainy Pacific Northwest, I hit a rough patch of writer’s block. I loved writing about my adventures, but I felt like a travel blog should be more than personal reminisces about a trip to the Grand Canyon. Even if it was really well written.
So I pondered, and I put off writing anything at all, and then it hit me: this is my blog, so why limit myself to traveling? I could write about anything. Elephants. Blankets. Elephant blankets.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a wide knowledge of large mammals or the devices they use to warm themselves, but I do have a wide knowledge of a few things that might be more useful to the general population.
Style. Lifestyle. Traveling. Wellness.
And thus was born Kelsapoodle 2.0, brought to you with many a smile and sparkle and late-night emails to programmers.