34 Excerpts from KaeLyn’s Quarter Life Crisis Livejournal, 2005-2007

Welcome to Excerpts From My Super-Secret Diary, an A+ feature for Silver & Gold members in which we publish for you some of our incomplete and/or highly personal thoughts we’ve written down, often with actual pens. Today, KaeLyn has selected excerpts from her recently recovered Livejournal chronicling her quarter life crisis in the years immediately following her entry into the real world.

What I know about myself in my mid-twenties is that I felt like the world was going to collapse if I didn't find my TRUE PURPOSE IN LIFE, that I both deeply desired and vehemently resisted stability, and that I really overused ellipses wow that's really the worst part. What I know about myself now, over a decade later, is that the world is huge and I'm a tiny speck, the future is open to a million different possibilities, and I'm going to be just fine and it's a damn privilege to be able to believe that and I'm grateful AF. I present to you, a queer woman on the verge of a quarter-life cri...

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KaeLyn is a 37-year-old (femme)nist activist, word nerd, and queer mama. You can typically find her binge-watching TV, over-caffeinating herself, standing somewhere with a mic or a sign in her hand, eating carbs, or just generally doing too many things at once. She lives in Rochester, NY with her spouse, a baby T. rex, a xenophobic cat, and a rascally rabbit. You can buy her debut book, Girls Resist! A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution if you want to, if you feel like it, if that's a thing that interests you or whatever.

KaeLyn has written 211 articles for us.