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Current Rock of Residence:

Guam

Island Girl Since:

October 2018

Originally Hails From:

Kentucky

Kayla just finished her bachelor’s degree in Communications. Although that wasn’t always her plan, she loves what she can do with the degree. Kayla wanted to be a Marine Biologist and spend her days beachside, but she quickly realized that chemistry wasn’t her thing. Now she’s accomplishing just one of those things, living in her nearly beachfront apartment and writing – which is way better than chemistry.

Growing up in Kentucky left her land-locked, but with a flight attendant mom and a work traveler for a dad, she got the travel bug young with her first trip to Japan at just 18 months old. Since then, she decided to pursue Communications knowing she could fill roles across the globe and hopefully end up on little remote islands like Guam.

While she knows each location she will call home may not last forever, they will hold a special place in her heart as she explores what the vast globe has to offer her.  Her favorite quote is from Princess Diaries and although she knows this is a bit juvenile, the quote has resonated with her for years. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather that something else is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.” This quote is something Kayla will live by because thus far, it has taught her that being fearless isn’t the goal, but rather knowing it will be worth it and life isn’t at all about material things but instead about the memories we can take from each place leaving nothing but our footprints.

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