Author Archives: Kelli K.

About Kelli K.

The purpose for staring this blog is threefold, one, to push my personal limits a bit and share my story with others, two, hopefully in doing so, to get a clearer understanding of myself and three, to inspire the youth with similar stories to keep going. My story is weird. I’ve seen the response on people’s faces my entire life. I am fairly guarded on what and how I share with people but I have decided I’m too old give a fuck anymore. As I’ve said, my story is weird, but only parts. Many parts are very normal. Hopefully this blog will allow me to introduce myself in a way that reflects my many angles (and curves) and refuses to let you walk away and peg me as, “the girl who did this” or “the girl who did that”.

Raised By Wolves- I Wish

In my lifetime, there have been many things that have contributed to the loss of my brain cells, as I’m sure those of you who know me would attest. There was early drug and alcohol use, a couple of concussions, … Continue reading

Posted in 3rd Grade- Eugene, OR | 2 Comments

I Like Stereotypes Because They Make My Life Easier

Labels are bizarre. They allow us to categorize a particular group of characteristics into a neat organized mental package so that our brains are excused from the hard stuff. Like the T-shirt motto, of which I am so fond because … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Copper Penny

When I was about eleven, Jerry came home with a box of product and asked if I would help him bleach his hair. It was the first time he had dyed his hair, and after laying out the contents of … Continue reading

Posted in 8th Grade- Rockwood, OR | Leave a comment

I Have Been Blessed

When I was twenty-two I nearly destroyed my knee in a hurdling accident. I like that, hurdling accident; it’s not one of the more common references one might use like car accident or skiing accident. It’s more in line with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Road Runner

I have learned to embrace the adjective “crazy” that those closest would effortlessly use in describing me. In prior stories I have differentiated between “good crazy” and “bad crazy” and hope that for the most part I fall into the … Continue reading

Posted in 3rd Grade- Eugene | Leave a comment

Trudging Slowly

Posted in 4th and 5th Grade- Deer Lodge, MT | Leave a comment

Birth Order- The Third

The huge snowflakes hit the ground at a terminal velocity that demonstrated that they were as heavy as they could possibly be. The completely white sky indicated that this was just the beginning and that this storm would most likely … Continue reading

Posted in 4th and 5th Grade- Deer Lodge, MT | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Birth Order- The Second and the First

In January of 1967 Jim Morrison taunted us to Break On Through to the Other Side, and so I did. It wasn’t the intent of the lyrics, I know, but I’ve always thanked my own kids for choosing me as … Continue reading

Posted in Early Years | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Birth Order- The First

Birth order theory attempts to assign particular personality traits to children in a family specifically due to one’s chronological placement in the social structure. Since it’s inception, the theory has been adopted and molded but still remains relevant and fairly … Continue reading

Posted in Early Years | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Miss Boyce

I rushed through the door with tears in my eyes.  It was a small lab where Mom had landed a job making the finishing adjustments to dental pieces, dentures and bridges and such.  It was the middle of the day … Continue reading

Posted in 4th and 5th Grade- Deer Lodge, MT | Tagged , | Leave a comment