Unwarranted Life Lessons

If you have not yet noticed, my blog has changed a wee bit since my return from vacation/getting married. For the past year, I have experienced so many unique changes in my life and I wanted to accurately, as well as effectively, describe those experiences to my readers.

To do this, I began with small changes such as creating a podcast where I could chat with friends, family, and others about topics that I find interesting; I added a wedding series; and I even have changed the design of the blog several times. None of those additions and changes really seemed to fit my vision, though. Once I was officially married and had time to rid my mind of stress from work, school, and life… I felt that my mind was finally clear.

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So, what are the changes you may or may not have noticed. Well, as far as the look and feel of the blog go, I chose to stick with one header image at all times. I used to have personal images that would change, but I wanted to remain more consistent. Instead of several photos, you now will see one that highlights the new, improved, theme of Faithful Elephant: “Completely Unwarranted Life Lessons from a Married Woman.”

Why “Completely Unwarranted Life Lessons from a Married Woman” as a theme? 

Uh, why not? I mean, is anyone really an expert on life? We all can only offer lessons based entirely on our individual experiences. I am fortunate enough to have experienced a lot already for a 24 year old woman. My goal is to be the world’s most interesting woman by 40! 😉

In all honestly, folks,  I believe I have many fun, interesting, and worthy experiences to share with you all. I want the lessons I have learned the hard way, easy way, and every way in between to be of value to my readers. Most of the time (always) it will be completely unwarranted, and I am okay with that.

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I know my lessons will never be justified by a “professional,” however, if at least one person (me) experienced something, someone else is bound to again… right? Exactly. With that being said, I can almost guarantee that someone, somewhere, will find my lessons to be helpful at some point.

Kaleidoscopic Ramblings will still be involved! Yay! I always had intentions to use that podcast as a tool for readers to reference in life. My vision for the podcast was for listeners to say, “I heard on this podcast that…” I wouldn’t cite the podcast in a graduate school paper, but go ahead and tell your friends about it!

Faithful Elephant has become such a huge part of my life. Even when I take a break from blogging, I never stop brainstorming. I have memos galore in my phone of blog topics, drafts of blogs, and even podcast scripts. Many of those were written while on vacation! The point is, this blog is my baby. I always look for ways to improve it so my readers are never bored and feeling neglected. Ideally, I would have more features for you all, but financially, I cannot afford a fancy website at the moment. In the future, expect a more user-friendly experience. I promise!

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As always, thank you to my readers. I used to blog for myself and myself only. Once I noticed readers from all over, I found new reasons to blog. Each of you are my blogging fuel. I appreciate your support and I hope this blog, no matter what changes are made to it, fulfill your expectations.

xoxo,

Kristin Clymer (Baione)
Faithful Elephant

Completely unwarranted life lesson from a married woman #3: Use your time wisely. Example? When waiting at a doctor’s office, read a book or take notes on your phone.

Kaleidoscopic Ramblings – Episode 2

Happy Sunday! Today, David and I sat down to chat about some tips for those interested in having a destination wedding, as well as our thoughts on marriage so far. It may be early, but we wanted to update every so often with our experiences and thoughts on the topic.

In our discussion, we play a short round of the Newlywed Game, share what we believe we could improve upon in the future, and how the wedding being completed relieved a lot of our stress!

Check it out and let us know what you think. I will be recording another episode as soon as possible! 🙂

Today’s unwarranted life lesson from a married woman: Never leave the kitchen without asking your significant other if he/she wants something instead of coming back empty handed. 

Stay tuned for more from Kaleidoscopic Ramblings. Happy Listening!

Going Off The Grid

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Ten days until David and I are off to Hawaii to be married… TEN DAYS! I can hardly believe that this time last year, I was told my trip to Australia was cancelled because of my surgeries. I am blessed to be alive and packing for a trip to Hawaii for a destination wedding with the love of my life.

I wanted to take this time to inform you all that while in Hawaii, I will be “going off the grid.” I may post a picture here and there, but for the majority of the time, I will be avoiding the internet. We would like to decompress, relax, and spend time with family and friends.

With that being said, I will not be blogging or super interactive on social media. We will not be gone for too long, though! I appreciate all of you following me and being patient with me during this busy, but wonderful, time in my life. Your likes, comments, and views do not go unnoticed, EVER! So, thank you!

I will be back in May for more blogging, podcasts, and fun! 🙂 Have a wonderful April and chat with you all soon!

xoxo,

KB (soon-to-be KC)

Kaleidoscopic Ramblings – Episode One

The first episode of my podcast, Kaleidoscopic Ramblings, is live and ready for listening ears! Tune in to this week’s episode as I chat with my fiance, David Clymer. Our main topic of discussion is Star Wars! For those of you who have NOT seen the new film… STAY AWAY! Spoilers are discussed during the podcast. Beware haha!

Comment and let us know some of your Star Wars theories. We could discuss this for hours, but we keep it pretty low key and simple for the sake of time. Thanks for tuning in and tune in next week for episode two.

xoxo,

Kristin

Kaleidoscopic Ramblings – Teaser

Hello to all my followers, readers, and soon-to-be, LISTENERS! Recently, I decided that I wanted, so badly, to create a podcast. Obviously, when I set my mind to something, I go for it almost immediately if I have the means. Creating a podcast is relatively inexpensive and requires little, to no, equipment (other than a microphone and computer).

This podcast will supplement my blog (Faithful Elephant) and I have decided to title it Kaleidoscopic Ramblings… because that is exactly what it will be. A kaleidoscopic range of topics will be covered on this podcast through interviews with my friends, family, and anyone else who expresses interest in the opportunity.

Enjoy this little teaser on Soundcloud below and if you are interested in being featured on Kaleidoscopic Ramblings, let me know! I am very excited to launch this new project. Thank you to all of you who have supported me so far. Cheers to a fun, new, journey!

xoxo Kristin