Writing

I was born in Wauseon, Ohio in 1978 and raised primarily on the Bible and mashed potatoes.  As the youngest of four children in a one television household, I was almost always muscled out of watching Mr. Rogers and instead spent much of my time in a tree in the backyard with my nose stuck in a book.

When I was 7,  my family and I traipsed down to Columbus for the Ohio State Fair where I was awarded a blue ribbon for a poem I wrote in 4-H club.  My passion for writing expanded the next year when my middle school teacher, Mrs. Schwa, taught me how to diagram sentences and gave me a brown paper sack of old books to recognize me as “Writer of the Class.”

My love affair with poetry continued into high school, but as many of my poems contained profanity and sexual references, my teachers did not deem them worthy of recognition.

I attended college at Eastern Michigan University, mostly because I had a full ride and it was NOT in Ohio, which made it exotic.  While at Eastern Michigan, I was second author on an article published in the March 23, 1999 issue of Motivation and Emotion (Machiavellianism, Intrinsic Versus Extrinsic Goals, and Social Interest: A Self-Determination Theory Analysis).  In addition my literature review, The Effects of Eye Contact on Pro-Social Behavior, was selected for presentation at the 1999 Undergraduate Symposium.

Post college, I published poetry and mixed media in several issues of Synapse and Poesy magazines while bumming around Santa Cruz, California from 2001-2006.

By the end of 2006, I was back in Michigan.  I published, Small Business Owners:  Know Your Options for Retirement in the Ann Arbor Business Review in January of 2008.

Since 2011,  I’ve written blog posts for Hanuman Yoga & Music Festival, Trail Ascent Trail Running Conference, prAna and Textbroker International.  My work has appeared in Yes! Magazine, Whole Life Times, Yoga Chicago Magazine, Eastern, Yoga International, Recovering Yogi, Yoganonymous and TravMonkey.  I’ve also published short fiction with Romance Magazine.  I currently reside in the Rocky Mountains where I spend my time trail running, teaching yoga, serving steak to tourists and wandering around the written word.

4 thoughts on “Writing

  1. Hello Kaci,
    I was just going through Hanuman Yoga site and I bump into your website. It’s a great adventure you got going there =) I am always fascinated by people who’d drop everything in their present life in pursuit of something greater for future. I am 23 years old from Malaysia, and I am currently on my 200 hour TTC.
    I just thought I’d drop you a hai and thank you reply for sharing your adventure =)
    I would love to travel the world one day, see things I have never seen before, meet people I never thought I’d encounter and do random acts of fun and adventure. I hope my dreams come true, along with becoming a yoga teacher and opening my own yoga studio.
    I wish you a well and joyful life.

    Faye Rahman.

    1. Hi Faye,

      Thanks for writing. I spent time in Lumut and Kuala Lumpur when I visited Malaysia. What an interesting intersection of cultures. I really enjoyed my time there.

      Before I started living this lifestyle, I thought it was not possible. Here I am several years later…still traveling and enjoying life.

      Best wishes to you on your adventure,
      Kaci

  2. I turn thirty in less than a year. Recently I have had the same thoughts. What the Hell am I doing with my life?!?! I had… no wait, Have dreams. Now is the time! I am planning where to head out. I’m leaning to Hawaii! I no longer need my possessions, and am ready to follow my heart. Thank you! Your post has been so immensely inspiring!

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