About

Rewriting Life is not a lifestyle blog.

I’m not going to tell you where I bought my patent leather pumps + floral forever scarf. You don’t care what movie I watched last Saturday night.

Rewriting Life is not a book blog.

It doesn’t matter how many books I’ve read in 2013 or how many clubs—virtual or otherwise—I belong to; if you want suggestions, though, email me.

Rewriting Life is not a copywriting blog.

I read them all, though, so get at me if you want lists.

Rewriting Life is not a food blog.

As much as I adore my dad’s pasta sauce and hot wings, these pages don’t come packed with gorgeous food photography and 20-minute recipes.

What is it, then?

It’s for women in college and their twenties. It’s for people who feel too much but need to know that’s okay, that they’ll get through this. It’s for anyone who ever wanted to look on the bright side of this life and see it, really see the rays of sunlight peaking through some Sunday story. It’s for diving deep into the nitty gritty tough stuff nobody dares code into their HTML <body> tags.

On here, my life is a playground. I don’t tell you anything you wouldn’t care about, but I’m entirely honest about the things I’ve been through and the things I’ve put myself through.

You’ll find posts about getting kicked when you’re down and learning how to live with a little more purpose than you thought possible.

I’ve been told by dozens of strangers, relatives, and friends that this blog is therapeutic and sees a goodness often pushed to the recesses of our minds. Let’s find that goodness, shall we?

If you need an email inbox to sit inside for a while and just think, mine is always open: kaleighsomers@gmail.com.

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37 responses to “About

  1. Hi, nice to meet you !

  2. you seem like you have the positive side of things I need to hear. Here’s to your blog ~~~

  3. i think you so pretty…

    kisses from Brazil.

  4. Hey,

    I just stumbled upon your blog and what a joy! 🙂 Your writing is so honest! And you are so right about people having similar thoughts. I live in India, but I think like you! Anyway, keep writing. All the best.

  5. You’re awesome, a kindred spirit and an old soul. I have been looking for a blog that exemplifies the small nuances of life and this is it. Thank you, I’ll reading avidly and you’ve helped my writing for my own blog.

  6. nice blog! i’ll keep reading through your blog. cheer 😉

  7. Aw I am so glad to have been that blog for you. I hope my posts continue to be just what you need and that you find hope in them. That’s why I write. I’ll be sure to check yours out as well.

  8. That’s so nice to hear. I’m glad my thoughts aren’t just mine. I’m glad other people like yourself can relate. Haha, sometimes I scare myself with all that honesty.

  9. You have been Exposed! 🙂
    http://exposureworthy.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/kaleigh-somers-rewriting-life/

    Thank you for a wonderful contribution! 🙂

    Kellie

  10. Love your blog! I can’t wait to read more of it 🙂

  11. I love your blog, I love reading it. Slightly obsessed. How did you get on freshly pressed wordpress homepage? That’s how I first found your blog and I’m soo glad I did xo

  12. I don’t know how they found me, but I was selected by my tags or something that day. I’m seriously glad you read it and enjoy it, because that’s what keeps me posting.

  13. ChristinaE

    Hey Kaleigh!

    How are you? It is Christina Ellis, from high school? It has been years since I have seen you. I stumbled upon your blog today and I must say some of your entries brought tears to my eyes. I never knew you were a writer, if I did I would have started reading your entries years ago. Your words are beautiful. I wish you all the best of luck in your future! I expect to be reading books of yours very soon 🙂

  14. i will now have to check out sarah dessen. her name is sprinkled everywhere on your blog – and given the way you write – you know a thing or two about good books. 🙂

  15. She’s the kind of author you get hooked on. Trust me, it won’t let you down.

  16. So glad you can relate! And thanks for dropping by and reading. It means the world. I hope you’re right 🙂

  17. I feel like my heart knows you because I see a lot of me in you. You are a beautiful writer and I look forward to reading more of your lovely posts!

  18. I stumbled upon your blog through Kellie’s and I love your Free Write Friday Epi, so I think I would love your blog, too. 🙂 And I did. Will be reading you now. Here’s my blog if you want to know me. http://www.fiercerbait.com/

  19. Aw you are too sweet. Can we be friends? I am in need of some people in my life who understand me. I’m still trying to figure out myself.

  20. Glad Kellie’s blog got you here. She’s a sweetheart! I’ll check yours out as well.

  21. It’s so great to find someone who share’s my philosophy on writing: “I write because I feel like God’s filling me up with all these mini life lessons and insights and I’d be a fool not to share them.”
    Really enjoying reading your posts. Keep up the awesome work/play!

  22. Dear Kaleigh,
    As you know, I have been following your blog for a few months now. I find your writing very sophisticated; you have a captivating voice and interesting ideas, which clearly come from the heart. For this reason, I am nominating you for the Liebster Blog Award. The award is given to a blog with less than 200 followers that deserves a little more recognition. There are a few simple rules that go along with the award. They are as follows as passed on to me.

    1. Give a shout out to the blogger who nominated you by linking back to their blog.
    2. Nominate 5 other blogs with less than 200 followers.
    3. Spread the good blog karma.
    Lastly, don’t forget to add the Liebster blog award image to your post.

    Best wishes.

  23. I agree with Mikael, it’s like I’ve always known you. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  24. Your writing is so real. Bravo! Maybe one day we can go into a bookstore and see our novels set out side by side. 🙂

  25. I like this purpose! Well written too.

  26. Julie Catherine

    Hi Kaleigh, I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, Congratulations! – please visit my blog for more information ~ Julie 🙂

  27. This is such a beautiful blog, lovely lady. Absolutely beautiful. x

  28. Thank you thank you. Means a lot.

  29. Pingback: The Versatile Blogger Award « Rediscovering a Stolen Life

  30. Your blog always empowers me as both a person and writer. I have nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award, because your posts make me stop, think and smile. You are a wonderful inspiration. http://rebeccatdickinson.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/blogging-award-nominations-and-nominees/

  31. I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Illuminating Blogger Award for illuminating and informative blog content! You can check out my recent blog entry and this link for details:

    http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/

  32. Aw you are so sweet! Thanks, I’ll check it out.

  33. Hi! Writing like yours makes me jump up and down!
    My story? I’m a Canadian poet trying to make people unintimidated by poetry. I’d like them to tape my poems to their fridge one day. I am trying to live fearlessly lately, because I’ve lost too many good friends too soon, and realize I don’t know how long I have here either. I suppose more of my story is at http://heathergracestewart.me Carry On Dancing!

  34. I’ve gotta check out your site, too. I think I’ve read your stuff from Kellie Elmore.

  35. Thanks for reading my blog, so happy I found yours! Now I have you on my reader.

  36. Hey there, thank you for leaving a comment on my blog otherwise I would never have found yours and it looks like such a nice place! I’m going to read up on it first time tomorrow but I’m supposed to get some sleep now, can’t wait to see more of it and you’ll definitely hear from me again 🙂 x

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