Hi there! My name is Kaiti.
I’m a 20-something college graduate with degrees in English and Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Louisville. I love reading good books, trying new face masks, napping, cooking, and singing songs I don’t know the words to. I’m a proud cat mom who’s always in the mood for a good kitty cuddle. I’m a beauty junkie, clothes hoarder, and lover of all things #girlboss.
The grounds for a [ a sip of my coffee ] were brewed late one night when I was about a pot and a half deep into a final paper for one of my classes. I realized that writing is something I do, in fact, really enjoy and that this kind of outlet was exactly what I needed. A few short months later when summer rolled around, my blog (then called “The Collegiate*”) launched in June of 2015. I quickly realized that what I thought my blog was supposed to be was not actually what I wanted, so I changed the title, bought my own domain name, and started writing content that I would be proud of and willing to read even if no one else would. And the rest, as they say, is history.
I try to live my life like a good cup of coffee. Always in the background, pepping people up, giving them the motivation to go after their hopes and dreams. I want to inspire people to embrace their inner weirdness and be nice to one another, so the world might be a more beautiful place in the process. I don’t know if talking about makeup and my favorite cookie recipe (which is my Nana’s Monster Cookies, in case you were wondering) is the way to do that, but I always say the only way to find out is to try. My hope is that by reading my blog – taking a sip of my metaphorical coffee, if you will – you’ll learn things (about the world and yourself) you never knew you never knew. (Bonus points if you caught the Pocahontas reference.)