More About Me

So my “about me” was tailored and trimmed (to the best of my ability), for those of you who don’t care to know all the fun extra bits like pets, jobs, hobbies, how I actually managed to get my butt from Pennsylvania to Florida...etc. BUT for those of you who DO care, this is for you, and me, because let’s be honest who doesn’t love to talk about themselves.

 My mum singlehandedly moved me to Florida, allowing me to rent out my first apartment, buy some secondhand furniture, a new mattress, and let's not forget settle in for a month (give or take) before I managed to land my first job.     MELBOURNE FL 06/16/2015

My mum singlehandedly moved me to Florida, allowing me to rent out my first apartment, buy some secondhand furniture, a new mattress, and let's not forget settle in for a month (give or take) before I managed to land my first job.  
MELBOURNE FL 06/16/2015

 Florida was kind to me. I watched nearly every sunrise and sunset, had become an assistant manager at an LA Fitness, and met tons of people (thanks Tinder) who made my first few months in my new location unforgettable. FINALLY after years of dreaming of living by the ocean, I was here. I had arrived and I was high on life.  PARADISE BEACH 07/17/2015

Florida was kind to me. I watched nearly every sunrise and sunset, had become an assistant manager at an LA Fitness, and met tons of people (thanks Tinder) who made my first few months in my new location unforgettable. FINALLY after years of dreaming of living by the ocean, I was here. I had arrived and I was high on life.

PARADISE BEACH 07/17/2015

 It wasn't all dolphins and sunny days though. Honestly I made the decision to move to Florida 2 months before graduation day. I very quickly had to learn how to pay bills, feed myself, have a balanced life, (aka ADULTING). All this while also being groomed by my manager to "have my own LA Fitness club soon". I fell apart under the pressure and that is putting it gently. I quit my job at the gym, visited my mum, and then ran away to the Florida Keys with my newly acquired scuba diving friends to rest and reset. It was time to pause.   TAVERNIER FL 09/26/2015

It wasn't all dolphins and sunny days though. Honestly I made the decision to move to Florida 2 months before graduation day. I very quickly had to learn how to pay bills, feed myself, have a balanced life, (aka ADULTING). All this while also being groomed by my manager to "have my own LA Fitness club soon". I fell apart under the pressure and that is putting it gently. I quit my job at the gym, visited my mum, and then ran away to the Florida Keys with my newly acquired scuba diving friends to rest and reset. It was time to pause. 

TAVERNIER FL 09/26/2015

 After my hiatus to the Keys I returned home with a game plan. I was looking for some peace, I didn't want to date anyone, I didn't want to get another 9-5, I wanted space to just be and heal. My "plan" was to get a "simple job" maybe something on the beach, something outdoors. I also planned on spending more time by myself,

After my hiatus to the Keys I returned home with a game plan. I was looking for some peace, I didn't want to date anyone, I didn't want to get another 9-5, I wanted space to just be and heal. My "plan" was to get a "simple job" maybe something on the beach, something outdoors. I also planned on spending more time by myself,

and just when I least expected it...

que Mr. Pilot.

 This is Derek, or as I like to call him Mr. Pilot, we "matched" on Tinder back in August but due to my other shenanigans (job, feeding myself,  other fun, etc.) I never made time to go on a date with him, UNTIL I cam back from the Keys. So obviously my plan to "be with myself" fell through the cracks but thank GOD it did. He and I went to one of my favorite restaurants for our first date and the rest is history.  After about 2 months of dating I decided to head further South to be closer to him thus bringing me to Vero Beach.   SWIPED RIGHT 08/08/2015   (lol I can't believe that this gap even exists)    FIRST DATE...12/12/2015

This is Derek, or as I like to call him Mr. Pilot, we "matched" on Tinder back in August but due to my other shenanigans (job, feeding myself,  other fun, etc.) I never made time to go on a date with him, UNTIL I cam back from the Keys. So obviously my plan to "be with myself" fell through the cracks but thank GOD it did. He and I went to one of my favorite restaurants for our first date and the rest is history.  After about 2 months of dating I decided to head further South to be closer to him thus bringing me to Vero Beach. 

SWIPED RIGHT 08/08/2015   (lol I can't believe that this gap even exists)    FIRST DATE...12/12/2015

 PS: Shortly after arriving to Florida I adopted Ella from a local shelter. She hated all the other cats and wanted nothing to do with anyone, that's how I knew she was perfect. We are best friends and she still hates everyone, but me. I am the luckiest girl in the world!   FELL IN LOVE 09/22/2015

PS: Shortly after arriving to Florida I adopted Ella from a local shelter. She hated all the other cats and wanted nothing to do with anyone, that's how I knew she was perfect. We are best friends and she still hates everyone, but me. I am the luckiest girl in the world! 

FELL IN LOVE 09/22/2015

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FAST FORWARD

Over the course of the next year or so, I moved in with Derek and we learned how to live together. I went to school for massage therapy while working at a local organic restaurant and on the Indian River Lagoon renting paddle boards. Meanwhile he finished his commercial pilot training, and became a flight instructor.  After working as a full time massage therapist, I decided to take my first 200 hr yoga teacher training and it opened my world up. I decided to take classes through AFPA for plant based nutrition and wellness coaching and completely embraced a holistic life-style. 

AND NOW, 

here we are! It's March 22nd 2018 and I've been here for roughly 2.5 years and if all goes to plan, will be here for another 2 or so. I'm starting my own wellness coaching business with the intention to share the wealth of wellness with as many people as I possibly can. This blog is just one tool that hopefully, if nothing else, leaves you inspired to take care of yourself, to love yourself deeply, and share the word with others. 

I can't help but wonder what's next...

Kaitlynn Black