A Little About Kaileen Elise

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Can you believe that this little journey began just 5 months ago? We were strangers then, but I like to think that we're friends now. Friends who were put on this earth to connect, create and enjoy life as side-by-side companions. There may be many states or even oceans between us, but we're soul sisters through and through.

Since we're starting a fresh decade and new year, I thought I would share some bits of me that you might not know. I hope you enjoy a few lists of ten for twenty-ten—please feel free to indulge in some listing on your blog. Email your link to hello {at} kaileenelise {dot} com and I'll include it below.

Things You Might Not Know

  1. I don't read books unless I like the cover.

  2. Birds scare me.

  3. I don't have a tried and true favorite color.

  4. I was once a nationally-ranked swimmer.

  5. I've lived in 5 different states: CA, KS, TX, NV, CA & NC.

  6. I've been a Mac since 2002.

  7. I once played soccer with an elephant.

  8. I don't have a passport.

  9. I have naturally curly hair.

  10. I've been practicing yoga (on and off) since 1999.

Movies, Music & Books I ♥

  1. Book: The Giver by Lois Lowry

  2. Book: The Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

  3. Movie: The Secret

  4. Movie: Romeo + Juliet

  5. Album: O by Damien Rice

  6. Book: Sula by Toni Morrison

  7. Movie: Garden State

  8. Movie: Anchorman

  9. Album: Boxer by The National

  10. Album: Drops of Jupiter by Train

The Trouble* with Kaileen is...

  1. Her opinionated nature can come off as "bossy" to others.

  2. She has a tendency to focus on the end result instead of enjoying the process.

  3. Her eyes are way bigger than her mouth.

  4. She loses out on the joys of the in-between by being so all-or-nothing.

  5. A serial procrastinator, she stresses herself by waiting for the last minute.

  6. She periodically forgets about the power of the universe.

  7. She wastes energy by worrying so much.

  8. Her loyalty sometimes gets her hurt.

  9. She should be nicer to her mister when she is crabby.

  10. Her desire for perfection sometimes gets in the way of getting the job done.

Reasons Why It's Good to Be Me

  1. My mister keeps my cold feet warm.

  2. Speaking of feet, I have very long toes.

  3. My handwriting is neat and feminine.

  4. My friends & family live all over, which means I'm loved near and far.

  5. YOU — my readers & community of online lovelies — keep me going.

  6. As a kid, I taught myself sign language during time out.

  7. I've been to Disney Land more than 10 times.

  8. I'm flexible & double jointed, which makes for cool party tricks.

  9. My college town is a sweet vacation spot.

  10. I have the incredible ability to say the alphabet faster than anyone you know.

*inspired by The Trouble with Lisa