I spent my high school years working on tall ships and my college years learning things like Japanese archery, sheep herding, and photojournalism. I used to live in a glorified hut at the base of a mountain in Korea and hope to live in a yurt in Mongolia in the not too distant future. I use a vintage motorcycle with a sidecar as my commuting vehicle. I eat tortilla chips dipped in soda and have been known to wear shorts in the snow. I went to a university without grades and came out with a degree shaped like a dinner plate. I spend a lot of my time and money visiting other eras of history as a historical reenactor. I have a neurological condition that gives me a pretty unique perspective on the world, and it colors everything I do.
Intentionally or not, I have always lived a life that’s a little less than ordinary.
Less Ordinary is about the life of one Kelsey Freeman. This is my space to wax lyrical about my life and occasionally to rant, sob, or otherwise display far more emotion than is appropriate. I have blogs about my various hobbies and felt it was time to start one that’s about the life I lead when I’m not doing all that other stuff.
I live in Alexandria, Virginia with my long-time boyfriend Marc. We have two cats, Simon and River, affectionately known as “Big Orange” and “Bitch Cat”. I work as something of a jack of all trades, splitting my income between photography, teaching, and occasional odd jobs. I cook a lot, sew a lot, and yearn for the day when I have enough space for a wood shop. I have aspirations of building a tiny house. I like to be self-sufficient and consider myself something of a modern homesteader. I’m the primary writer/editor/curator for well over a dozen blogs and I’m hoping to get into a PhD program in social or cognitive psychology in 2014, so I may be just a bit of a masochist. Or maybe I just like being busy.
If you want to learn more about what I do outside my daily life, I high suggest taking a look at the other blogs I run through DriftingFocus Network. I take no responsibility for any loss of productivity they may cause or life changes they may provoke.