I’ve been buying and receiving so many books recently! Since I have now graduated and it’s officially summer, I’m really excited to be able to read more (hopefully). However, I just landed a summer job working 60 hours every week so who knows if I’ll really have that much time to get through my list! If you follow me on Goodreads, these books might look and sound familiar to you but this is the official list of books I hope to get through this summer. My goal for this year is 25 books total and right now I’m at 8. I was quite a few short of my goal last year but I’m on track to make it now! I don’t know if I’ll have any time to read while I’m in grad school so I’m hoping to get a lot of reading done these next few months so I can make it to 25! Here’s what I have on my summer TBR list… Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane                           I’m currently reading this one! I received it as my Book of the Month in my BOTM box.… View Post

I guess I’m making these update posts more of a thing now! I’ve had so much to update you on the past few months because I’ve been taking lots of blogging breaks (sorry y’all) but I also like just filling you in on the random stuff that’s happening in Kayla World. Here’s what’s new: I finished college! Still waiting for my final grades to be posted but I officially finished my first (and last) final today which means I’m FREE. It’s kind of bittersweet because I’m definitely going to miss Temple but I’m not going to miss my Behavior Analysis class lol. I graduate on Thursday/Friday! Thursday is the University-Wide commencement and Friday is the College of Public Health’s ceremony. Really excited for this weekend and to say a formal goodbye to Temple. I’m also thinking of vlogging during graduation. Is that crazy? Now that it’s officially summer I’m reading more! I already finished one book this past week (that puts me at 8/25 books for the year!) and I’ve started another already. I just started receiving Book of the Month boxes and if you like getting hardcover books for cheap I suggest you sign up. If you use my link you’ll get… View Post

Most of you know that I’ve been going through the process of applying to grad school. It was daunting and terrifying and at many points I was discouraged. I felt like I had done enough throughout my undergraduate career, I was involved in ALL of the things, I worked hard, and above all else I loved my future career. I stumbled upon speech pathology (you can read about how that happened) but I’ve loved it ever since and I felt like that was exactly the career for me. Throughout March and April I began to hear back from schools. Most of it was negative. I went into this knowing there was a chance I would not be going to grad school in the fall. Applying to graduate school for speech-language pathology is extremely competitive. It was hard seeing my friends get accepted because although I felt SO happy for them and so proud of them, I was also extremely discouraged in myself. I applied to 9 schools and at the beginning of April I had been rejected at 3 and waitlisted at 3. My optimism was fading. I became silent on the blog because I felt like I was failing.… View Post

I know, I know, I’m literally the worst. I can’t believe I’ve gone so long without posting but then again, I can. My life has been in a very weird limbo lately and I just haven’t been able to prioritize blogging. I’ve been doing a lot of self-care, a lot of reading, and a lot of Netflix watching. I’ve been going to the gym with Ryan, enjoying my birthday, and soaking in the nicer weather we’ve been having lately. There are a lot of reasons for the silence but I don’t think I’ll ever stop blogging completely. You can always find me on Twitter or Snapchat or even follow along on my Instagram stories. I’m working on getting new YouTube videos up because there’s a lot I feel like I need to talk to y’all about. However, right now I’m just going to stick to the good stuff and share some fun things I’ve been up to lately! I read some books! I finished The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty, I finished the audiobook for Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari, and I also read What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, and Marriage by Amy Sutherland. I want to post… View Post

Something you might not know about me is that I’m a singer and musician. I taught myself guitar back in middle school and I’ve been playing it ever since. I love jamming out to my favorite songs regardless if I’m playing them on guitar or belting along with the radio while. I felt like there was a lull in good music a few months ago but now there are new, amazing songs being released left and right! I figured I’d take some time to share my favorites with all of you and give you a chance to talk about your favorite artists as well. You can check out some of my past music posts here! I’m constantly updating my “Current Jams” playlist on Spotify so if you enjoy these music posts and want a more up-to-date way to keep track of what music I’m loving, you can check out my playlist by clicking this link or listening to the embedded playlist below! Okay, a lot of the songs I’m going to be sharing here are also on the playlist mentioned above, but that’s perfect because you can listen to them individually and then put my playlist on shuffle! Green Light… View Post