The Human Experience Blog

Twenty Great-ish

Posted by Kaitie Kaiser on

I feel the change. I think I am still fun and lighthearted. I still enjoy being goofy from time to time. There is still a lot of the younger me in here. The change isn’t drastic. It's like I hired an amateur contractor to soundproof my skin. My body is still making the same amount of noise internally, but its projection is halted and it’s clarity muffled. I’ve been washed and faded.

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Setting Boundaries

Posted by Kaitie Kaiser on

I have never been great at setting boundaries. Sometimes I feel like I am playing a game- me vs. my manners, and my mom said I’m the hostess so I have to let my manners win. Sometimes I am fighting with my internal publicist. She wants me to be more marketable and thinks I can capitalize on mass appeal. My personal boundaries aren’t always on her radar. Sometimes I crumble under the cross-examination of my internal detective. She doesn’t always trust my feelings, and thinks I’m hiding something or being dramatic.

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Warming Up

Posted by Kaitie Kaiser on

As much as I want to erase the burden of debt hanging over me, there is joy in the process. I have found joy in hitting the submit payment button. When I see my account balance getting lower I try to picture my credit score getting higher. I feel like patting myself on the back when I eat a guac-less burrito. There is strength in recognizing your own capabilities. And I am beginning to feel financially capable.

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Accepting Love

Posted by Kaitie Kaiser on

  Accepting love. That's what I’ve been thinking a lot about recently. Sometimes, I feel I am not expecting love.  I don’t mean to seem pathetic. It’s just that I don’t always feel like I'm affecting love. I don't always give and receive love in the same quantities.  It’s not that I’m rejecting love, it’s just that I often avoid the weight of its responsibilities. Sometimes, I feel like a Maypole. There is a rainbow of people tethering their love to me. They spin around me like a beautiful ceremony of affection, relying on me to keep them safe and...

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Kaitie And The Crystal Fairies

Posted by Kaitie Kaiser on

   Hi! I am the new blog writer for Gemsprite Crystals. For this first publication, I thought I would introduce myself. Nice to meet you.     I really didn’t know how to start writing this post. It feels, honestly a bit masturbatory. So, I decided to ask myself what you probably want to ask me yourself, dear reader. You want to ask me, “Who are you?”.   Who am I? Have you ever tried to answer that question with a response other than your name? Who are you? When someone asks you this question what is the first descriptor on your tongue?...

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