Welcome to my life, in blog form.

Hi, I’m Kayla, and you’ve found my blog! I’d like to say I pick a topic and stick with it, but what fun is that? You might find anything from book reviews to travel recaps. Or maybe just a picture of my dogs (aren’t they the cutest?) and a series of rambling thoughts. Who knows?!

Latest Posts

  • My Favorite Books of 2022

    I read (and/or listened to) 75 books this year, for a total of 27,515 pages. To be fair, that doesn’t count the three I have in progress right now, but close enough. Want to see my full list? Let’s be friends on Goodreads! Genres spanned widely from fantasy and romance to non-fiction and mystery. There…

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  • To Blog or Not to Blog? Volunteering at GEWKC

    Last week, I was lucky enough to be one of the speakers at KCSourceLink’s Global Entrepreneurship Week. When I was asked to present, I thought about the things I could contribute and blogging was the first thing that came to mind. As a child of serial entrepreneurs, I’ve helped my parents start many a blog…

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  • Replacing Problematic Phrases at Work

    Background As part of A8C’s Creed to “never stop learning,” I recently shared in our general “watercooler” P2 a post that I’ve updated to share here in a more generalized way. Throughout my career, I’ve noticed a lot of non-inclusive and problematic language being used casually in meetings, Slack, etc. and it is long past time that…

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  • Volunteering is Good for the Soul

    Honestly, this post will probably be a bit of word vomit but it’s something I’ve been sitting on for a while. I’ve volunteered a lot over the years, but a few months ago I began volunteering on a regular basis for KC Pet Project (a large pet rescue, clinic, and animal services provider). And even…

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