Mistaking Happiness for Home

Forgive me this intro that sounds more like a bad start to an infomercial, but I have to ask, have you ever felt unsettled? Discontent? Like some purpose you should be filling isn't being lived out? I'm curious because it's how I've felt lately. Despite the adventures and blessings that surround me, there's still an … Continue reading Mistaking Happiness for Home

telling all: body image

Body image: The subjective picture or mental image of one's own body. With complete transparency, this has been one of the greatest strongholds in my life. It started when I was 8-years old and mistaken for a boy by a server at Perkins, despite wearing a pink and purple floral dress. (Side note, never let your daughter … Continue reading telling all: body image

Dear Bob & Patti,

I don't tell you enough how much I appreciate you goofballs. Dad, you Facebook message me cat videos and insane political stories every day, and I LOVE it. You keep me current. Mom, I live off of the pins you send me via Pinterest, and your random Snapchats because you haven't quite figured out how … Continue reading Dear Bob & Patti,

One Word, One Year

Warrior[wawr-yer]: noun: a person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage. The more I’ve talked with people, I’ve increasingly realized how frustrating New Year’s resolutions have become. Most people don’t bother to make them anymore because they know their track record of going strong on that new diet or workout plan for about a … Continue reading One Word, One Year

3 Tips to Evade Christmas Robotism

Car horns blare, children wail and beg shamelessly in toy aisles, and lights are dutifully placed in their designated spots on the front lawn. When did the “peace and joy on earth” disappear from this time of festivities? I love Christmas as much as, if not more than, the next girl. That may be why it saddens … Continue reading 3 Tips to Evade Christmas Robotism

When life hands you a volleyball…play it out.

Can we all be open and vulnerable here and just agree that life is a funny thing? Zoom out to a 30,000 foot view of your life and what do you see? Static, monotonous living with no coincidences, no new relationships, no successes or failures, no surprises? I sure hope not. I see a tapestry … Continue reading When life hands you a volleyball…play it out.

I left my heart in Manhattan

My mind goes blank and all I can laconically respond is, "Yeah, it was awesome." How do I put eight weeks of experiences and memories and friendships into a square, eloquently gift-wrapped, comprehensively ribbon-tied single phrase to fit passing conversations? When I look at pictures and read over the journal I kept, I can reminisce … Continue reading I left my heart in Manhattan

10 Ways to Travel ‘Out of the Box’

 Researched and Written by Kelli Klaus (originally written as an article pitch for Foxnews.com, but as it wasn't used, I figured I should still get the advice out.) Americans are shaking out their numb, cubicle-trapped legs, packing their bags, and hitting the road -or the air- this summer. Warmer months are certainly the time to … Continue reading 10 Ways to Travel ‘Out of the Box’

It’s a Rainy Day in the Big Apple

Since the start of this internship, a cloud of expectations looming over my head has brought a torrent of anxieties on me that I may not measure up to my “potential”. This proverbial cloud formed by the same processes of the water cycle that keeps us alive on this earth: the evaporation of my own … Continue reading It’s a Rainy Day in the Big Apple

A Week in the Life of a Guest Booker Intern

RUNDOWN: KELLI’S LIFE 7/07-7/13 SLUG FORMAT CAM TIME OH, THE PEOPLE YOU’LL MEET LIVE ON SET OF FOX HQ MONDAY, JULY 7TH, 7:30AM - 3:30PM CAKE BOSS WITH DOOCY & COFFEE WITH PAVLICH LIVE ON SET OF FOX HQ TUESDAY, JULY 8TH, 7:30AM - 3:30PM FRESH OPPORTUNITIES, OLD AND NEW FRIENDS, SUMMER PARTY TIME LIVE … Continue reading A Week in the Life of a Guest Booker Intern

Lessons in the Middle

Yet another week has passed by for me in this Empire State. And if we were to compare this 8-week internship to running a 400 meter sprint around a track,      (which I actually had to do once Sophomore year in track, and it went something like the following:), this is that point where my legs … Continue reading Lessons in the Middle