Welcome to Inking My Thinking!
My name is Kylene and this is the About page on my website, which means that it should probably say something about me and who I am as well as about this website and what it’s about.
Sounds kinda boring, but let’s see what I can work out.
First, about me!
I’m a transplanted Midwesterner living along the South Carolina coast, very near the Georgia state line. That puts me somewhere in between Savannah, GA, and Hilton Head Island, SC, for those of you looking it up. It’s not a very big area, so that’s as much information as I’m putting up about that, in order to avoid the possible scary stalker types.
How I made it from Minnesota and Wisconsin all the way down to the sunny southern coast is a long, boring story of weird and unexpected happenings. But it turns out that the south fits me really well, improved my health considerably, and I absolutely love where I live right now.
I live in a townhouse with my husband, this tall, handsome man who I married in the spring of 2008. We’re still honeymooning and I hope that we follow the recommendation of our pastor who said that “the honeymoon lasts as long as you want it to last.” I want it to last for about 75 years, m’kay? Sound about long enough for you? Might be a little short, actually.
I work for a large company outside of Savannah and because I really don’t want to get fired and sued, I try very hard not to write about it too much or even say the name of the company. I like my job very much . . . most of the time. They pay me good money and give me good benefits and I get to do stuff that is often quite interesting with people who are often quite lovely. Sometimes, and I’m pretty sure this goes for everyone in almost all occupations, the work is dull and people are frustrating and I wish that I had stayed home curled up in bed watching reruns of MythBusters on television. (Explosions! For science!) But, like I said, I’m pretty sure everybody has those days, no matter what they do for a living.
I work in documentation for our product, which makes what I do pretty much incompressible to anyone not directly involved in the same type of work. It makes it really interesting when people ask me what I do for a living. I’m also getting more and more involved in Lean and Six Sigma, especially in the 5S aspect, which, again might not make sense to anyone not familiar with those terms. But that’s where I really start to get passionate about my work.
Outside of work, I enjoy writing and reading. I would love to be able to make money writing, but I haven’t managed to get my courage up enough to actually do that. Courage and, you know, not being so lazy. And I would go very quickly insane if I couldn’t read on a daily basis.
I love organizing and helping other people become more organized. I’m one of those crazy people who sits and thinks about how I could reorganize under the bathroom sink so everything’s easier to get to and stays like that. I save receipts in envelopes for each month so it’s easier to find them at tax time. My bookshelves are organized by interest and then by height. And I think it’s fun.
I have a lot of other hobbies and interests, but if you’re really interested in hearing more about that, you should be reading the current posts instead of this static page.
Now, about this site!
Inking My Thinking started up several years ago, back in 2003 or something like that. It’s gone through several different interface changes, generally to make things easier for me and the pages more interesting to look at. And I’m pretty sure that the archives got saved somewhere along the way, but I honestly have no idea where they ended up.
It started as a way for me to keep in touch with my family—I’d moved down to Georgia while they stayed up in the Midwest. So I wrote about what was happening in my life so they’d know I was okay and how things were going for me.
I had hoped to turn parts of it into a writing portfolio, but you remember that laziness I mentioned before? Yeah . . . .
So now it’s just a pretty run-of-the-mill blog. I talk about what’s happening in my life, things I’m thinking about, the usual stuff. Occasionally I’ll drop in a story or some slice of fiction. I put in photos now and then. It’s all pretty much what you’d expect. And I like it. It makes me happy to be able to write about things and have people read them.
If you’d like to drop me a line, please feel free to email me at Kylene [at] inkingmythinking [dot] com. I’d love to hear from you! Just please forgive me if it takes me a little while to get back to you. I’m notoriously bad at answering my correspondence.