I'm Kyla and I've never done a #FridayIntroductions
before, so here we are! You can normally catch me at home exactly like this: comfiest clothes thrown on, big ol' mug of tea or coffee in hand, hanging out with my dog while I work. The dream, right? Here's five things about me this photo didn't capture:
I am obsessed with hockey. A huge part of my identity resides in hockey. I'm a goalie for a few men's and women's team in Edmonton, I'm an Oilers fan (and still holding onto hope), and a large portion of my career is working with @jaclyn_whl
as the Editor-in-Chief and Director of Social Media!
The other part of my career is running my own business as a writer and social media manager. I help businesses and brands develop copy for websites and marketing materials and give advice on social media. I recently had to stop taking social media management clients because I got too busy, but I still do copywriting and social media consulting (think of me if you ever need those services, k? Thanks!)
I had never been in a serious relationship until I was 25 years old. Nothing ever felt "right", so I found myself choosing to be single rather than get into relationships I didn't feel right in. At 25, I met my boyfriend at hockey and I couldn't imagine a life any better. If I hadn't been extremely picky for myself and waited for the right guy, we might not be together. Perfect fits do exist--be patient!
I feel like a fraud in almost every aspect of my life. While I truly believe I have a damn good life that I've made for myself, I can't help but feel like it's not real or that I don't deserve it. I'm constantly caught between feeling proud of myself for being who I am today and feeling like an imposter that isn't smart enough, good enough, and deserving of this life. I've suffered from anxiety and depression my whole life and sometimes that monster takes over my brain, so every day is constant practice of positive thinking and self-talk.
I am extremely introverted! Which is weird because I'm in the communications industry but I'm awkward as heck and SUCK at small talk. So, apologies if we ever meet in person 🙈