My goal is to motivate the every day college student to dive head first into their adventures. Often times, journeys on a bucket list are placed on the back burner until there is a little more money in the bank, one less test to study for, or there is more adequate planning. Every day is a new adventure, and it is time that my generation adopts that perspective.
My name is Kayla Anne, and I am a random ball of energy and enthusiasm who has morphed into the young lady displayed in my photos. I am a sophomore at Oklahoma State University, and I am pursuing a degree in strategic communications. I was born in Dumas, Texas and moved back and forth between Atkinson, Neb., Norton, Kan., and other small towns in the Bible belt until I was 9 years old. It was then that my family decided to settle in a small town in the Panhandle of Oklahoma, the home of Hank the Cowdog nonetheless.
I’ve never roped cattle or lived on a farm, and I probably could not tell you the difference between planting and tilling equipment. However, in the midst of peanut butter chainanas, $5 cups of coffee and oversized sorority t-shirts, my hometown roots keep me grounded. I love Jesus, my momma, sweet tea, fall and football. I’ve had the same best friend since I was 9 years old, and the Casey Donahew Band still holds a top spot on my Spotify playlist.
Basically, I’m not the girl you’d expect to come from the Panhandle of Oklahoma. I’m also not the girl you’d expect to meet in New York City. The best way I can put it is if New York City and Oklahoma had a baby, Kayla Anne Ratliff would be that child.
I’m just trying to find my way in this big world while experiencing life to the fullest. I hope that I can help you, my readers, do the same.