About bucketlistwithkait

I'm born and raised in Kentucky without the slightest bit of country in me. Just kidding, maybe a little country. But don't expect to ever hear (read) the word "ya'll" in any of my posts! I love to travel and have planned since I was a little girl to move to a big city. Little did I know my soul mate and his amazing family would be found in Kentucky. He's a firefighter, which is a difficult job to get into. And it's not like you can up and leave and transfer to other fire departments in the country. If you move, you have to go through the hiring process all over again. Therefore, home has become wherever he is, rather than a place. Which means if you can't move, you've got to travel as much as possible. I hope by reading this you're encouraged to live every moment of your life to the fullest. And I also hope you realize you shouldn't feel any regrets in life because every moment has led you to where you are now. You are where you are now for a reason, and without going through the things you have, you wouldn't be the person you are today. Give thanks always, and live every moment like it's your last.

Graduate College

It begins with this notion that college is exactly like the movies. The parties, the roommates, the freedom. The tear-streaked faces of your parents as they drop you off.

But it’s more than that. Because the best part about it all is you get to make it whatever you want. And in those four years – maybe three, maybe five – you are in a transition period of your life. It’s your first time not living at home, but you’re not living on your own, either. You’re in a dorm and then maybe another, and you are paired with roommates that become your friends or quite the opposite. You learn to become an early riser, or a late riser, because there is a time you’re motivated the most, or maybe because you have to. You take on responsibility and learn to stand up for yourself when you realize your priorities are out of place. You try and you fail, live and learn, are pushed to your breaking point and think the stress will never end.

It’s how you handle these obstacles and find the good times in between that make it worth while. Without those difficult times, the great times would be taken for granted.

Four bittersweet years come and go in the blink of an eye, and you’re left with a piece of paper declaring your expertise in a field that you may or may not find a career with. What you do after that paper is handed to you is completely up to you. It’s how hard you work, how hard you chase those dreams of yours that determines your future.

4 years at Western Kentucky University, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.


Twitter Ad Mockup

Here is a mockup of a Twitter ad we released to engage students in Study Abroad at Western Kentucky University. We have a picture of a student in a study abroad country, waving their red towel. We have a phrase at the top to interest those who see the picture, and have a link underneath the picture for people to see the list of study abroad programs WKU offers.

These were the categories we chose to target based on the demographics of people on Twitter.

These were a few more targets we listed to place our ad in the right news feeds.