Everything Q&A: Get to know me!

1: What are you wearing?

I am currently in cozy pjs because I am recovering from wisdom teeth removal surgery. More on that next week.

2: Ever been in love?

Currently am. If you’ve been following me for a while you might rememberer him. Our 5 year anniversary is on January 7th!
3: Ever had a terrible breakup?

Yes. I didn’t know how to communicate my needs and eded up breaking things off and losing a friend in the process. No regrets though because I love who I am with now 🙂
4: How tall are you?

5’5
5: How much do you weigh?

110 pounds?
6: Any tattoos?

Nope
7: Any piercings?

Just one hole on each ear
8: OTP?

Jim and Pam
9: Favorite show?

Parks and Rec
10: Favorite bands?

Arctic Monkeys, Sheepdogs, Childish Gambino, Watsky

11: Something you miss?

Childhood innocence
12: Favorite song?
13: How old are you?

21
14: Zodiac sign?

Sagittarius but I’ve always felt more like a Capricorn
15: Quality you look for in a partner?

Humor, confidence and Compassion
16: Favorite Quote?

None
17: Favorite actor?
18: Favorite color?

Purple
19: Loud music or soft?

Soft
20: Where do you go when you’re sad?

The forest or a cozy space
21: How long does it take you to shower?

5-7 minutes
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

Anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour and a half
23: Ever been in a physical fight?

Nope
24: Turn on?

Confidence
25: Turn off?

Arrogance
26: The reason I created a blog?

To share my story and have a creative outlet
27: Fears?

Hahah like everything lol
28: Last thing that made you cry?

I cried today in therapy
29: Last time you said you loved someone?

When I was on the phone with my grandparents
30: Last book you read?

I am currently reading the Wheel of Time series. On book number 9 right now. It’s taking me forever but I am trekking on
31: Last show you watched?

The season finale of Riverdale that premiered this week

32: Last person you talked to?

My dad
35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?

My boyfriend
36: Favorite food?

Pastaaaa
37: Place you want to visit?

Italy, Hawaii, Bali, Salt Spring Island, etc. The whole world basically
38: Salty or sweet?

Sweet all the way but I have to say that when I get a salt craving nothing can satisfy me but salt

39: What instruments do you play?

None

40: What is a lesson you would like to pass on?

What you are feeling is temporary. It will pass and you will be able to move on. Live in the moment and the future will follow.

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Beach day

Vancouver has been hit with a sun, and you know what that means: Kaitlyn is going to find a beach and lay on it. The weather has been so sunny and warm and it has been perking up my mood. I love it.

Last week, I an and I packed a bag and walked down to Kits beach. We saw many doggos, had popsicles and came home a little burnt. No regrets, though.

The walk down was so pretty. Vancouver is showing signs of summer everywhere.

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Once at the beach, we set up our blanket and pulled out the snacks.

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The beach was fairly full this day and the sky was blue.

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Overall it was a 10/10 day

Mental Health Break

I’m currently dealing with a lot of anxiety in my life, that I believe to be fairly universal to people in their early 20s, so I thought that I would share my thoughts with you to help some of you feel less alone.
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These thoughts have prevented me from posting the past month but I’m hoping that they will also lead me to a new chapter. If you relate to these thoughts, have questions, or advice on how to cope with anxiety leave them below or tweet me. Let’s get a conversation started.

Hike Review: Burnaby mountain

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Vancouver was recently hit with some beautiful sunshine and  I decided to take the most of it by hiking Burnaby mountain. It was a lovely 25 degrees and the skies were blue so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to test out a new mountain. The Burnaby mountain trail starts at the SFU campus making it easily accessible. If you are travelling by transit you can take any bus from downtown that leads to SFU or the skytrain (Production Way/University Station) and then take the 145 to campus. We took the 95 B-line from from Burrard station and ended up really close to the trail opening. If you drive you can park in the parking lot near the park.

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The trail is lush, really nicely maintained, and has nice views until about halfway down. If you take the same route as us (down the mountain then back up to the bus stop) you will be rewarded with great views at the top. The hike is pretty simple until you hit the stairs, of which there are 512. If you decide to hike back up you will have to hike the stairs twice and they are significantly harder on the way back up. At the top of the mountain there is a park with a rose garden, open spaces, a restaurant and a playground, leaving you with many options for after your hike. We decided to picnic under one of the trees because we were in dire need of shade. There are also many dogs, so if that is something you look for (we certainly do) then you’re in luck.

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This trail was a nice challenge, especially for the first hike of the year. I would definitely recommend it. However, if you have knee injuries or do not do well with stairs I would suggest doing some of the smaller trails. What trail do you want me to review next? Leave your suggestion in the comments or tweet me @kaitlynabarrett.

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Profile Study: Jenica

This summer I will be working on expanding my photography portfolio. I started by photographing my friend Jenica, both because she was staying with me (access) and because she wanted a new profile picture. It was over the period of two days at four locations. This project was to work on my profile shots. Let me know if you have any recommendations or critiques.

Day 1

Our first location was walking down arbutus street. It’s covered in cherry blossoms right now and made for a beautiful location.

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After this we headed down to Kitsilano beach. The lighting was too bright here so I did not get a ton of shots.

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Day 2

We started the day with coffee and decided to step into Olive & Ruby. This coffee shop was so adorable I just had to take a picture of her with the plants.

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From there we moved to Pacific Spirit Park. I love this place! It’s such a nice place to escape. You may recognize it from some of my other posts.

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I thought we were done for the day but when we were waiting for the bus outside of trail, the sun was so lovely that I had to get a few more shots in.

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That’s all for my profile focus project. Let me know what I should photograph next!

Get to know me!

Hello! I decided to make a youtube video to do the get to know me tag. This blog has been pretty impersonal up until now and I want to change that!

Click the video to watch and feel free to subscribe!

Let me know if there are any other videos or tags that you would like to see me do 🙂

Birth Control and Sex Q&A!

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Hello! I’m thinking of doing a Q&A about sex education.

Being a twenty-year old female I have gone through a few trial and errors and have done my own research on the topic. I would love to start a discussion with you guys!

Leave me questions in the comments or tweet me @Kaitlynabarrett.

 

Desert trail

Some photos I took on a hike back home in the okanagan.

The trail was converted from a railway, so there were iron cans and spikes pilled on the sides.

I’m always amazed by the color of the water here. So pretty.

Kekuli bay, BC 16/04/17

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Voodoo Aesthetic Project

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For my romance studies class final project I decided to make a photo essay about voodoo aesthetic. I organized it like a fashion spread in a magazine.

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In our class we learned that vodou is a religion in Africa and voodoo is a construction made by popular culture. Some of the traits overlap but voodoo is mostly a Hollywood fantasy used in films. It has come to mean magic, curse, dark, spooky. I tried to include all of these elements in my piece.

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This project was fun to create and I’m excited to have more free time this summer to create new ones.

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