Posts in My Life
Becoming Plenty and Well

New name, but same nat. Same positivity, same realness, same yummy eats, same goofiness, same self-love preaching from the rooftops. But with a little new-new and with a little more, because change is good. Change is scary, but good.

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My LifeKali Edwards
8 Confidence Boosting Tips For Embracing All That You Are

This year feels like it was the turning point in my life. Every year feels like a chapter has ended and a new one is about to begin, but this year feels like a whole book ended and the sequel is about to begin (leave it to me to use book comparisons).

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Becoming A Full-Time Entrepreneur (And Why I Quit My First Full-Time Job)

Some people would call me crazy, or even stupid, for quitting my first full-time job to be an entrepreneur after only 2 months. But do you know what I say to those people? It takes more courage and strength to quit your first full-time job after only 2 months to follow a dream you’ve had since you were 8.

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Three Year Blogiversary: What I've learned Through It All

Wow. Just WOW you guys. Celebrating my third blogiversary and 20K milestone all in one week feels so surreal. When I think back on these past three years making Blonde Gone Clean my life, it’s hard to wrap my head around how much I’ve changed, grown and gained through this platform.

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How Being Hospitalized For Ulcerative Colitis Changed My Life

I’ve tried sitting down to write this post for a long time now. I even tried starting it in the hospital, but I needed time. Time to process, to think, to shake the fear and nerves a little more. Time to really, truly reflect on what the hell I had just been through, how it has changed me, reshaped my outlook on life and how my life will change moving forwards.

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College Advice: 10 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Freshman-Year Self

I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I’m a college graduate… does that mean I’m a REAL adult!? Thinking back on these past four years, it hit me that I just really, REALLY wish I could've given my freshman year self some college advice.

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Follow Your Dreams: Taking a Leap of Faith and Changing My Life Plan

If you thought the surprises ended at the ebook, you’re wrong. ;) I’ve been keeping something else from you guys because it took me awhile to wrap my head around it myself… because ya’ll… I completely changed my life plan.

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Health-Journey Update: Why My Autoimmune Disease Does Define Me

I realized it was time for a health update, because it’s been a hot second and, as always, my health journey is ebbing and flowing. As you know, when I got diagnosed with IBD this summer, the doctors first believed it was Crohn’s Disease…

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Good Fest Weekend Recap: Being Present and Making Relationships a Priority

Where do I even begin?! The Good Fest weekend was so, so beyond amazing; I can honestly say it was probably the best weekend of my life and for so many reasons. One being the fact that I was so present. Being present isn't my specialty ya'll, but this weekend it was.

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Nat Tells All: Dealing with Grief, My Past With Disordered Eating & Post Marathon Fitness Goals

I’ve been getting asked the same question quite frequently lately – “when are you running another marathon?” And if it isn’t that exact question then it’s some close variation – “do you plan on running another marathon?” “do you still follow a running plan?” “do you still do long runs?”…

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Thank You 2017, Hello 2018: New Year's Reflections & Intentions

2018 has a lot in store for me – the Good Fest, graduating from college, moving back to Washington, starting my first “big girl” job, getting my first apartment and so much more that I can’t even begin to foresee. Isn’t that the craziest thing to think about? There are SO many things in our future that we can’t even imagine right now… I get all giddy just thinking about it!!

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Positive Living: Feeling Grateful, Thankful and Blessed + 22 Highlights From My 22nd Year!

The fact that I’m 22 today boggles me… when did I get so old!? I know 22 isn’t that different than 21… but it sure as heck feels like I just jumped into REAL adulthood. I feel like this year has been the year of positive living.

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Cultivating Passion When You're Feeling Stuck

Life has been a crazy whirlwind lately. I feel like I say that a lot, but it’s true. I feel like I never stop moving, studying, working, cooking, writing, doing homework… and I have to be honest it’s been getting really tiring. I’m worn out, worn down, sick of having to dedicate so much of my time to things I’m not passionate about. Things that keep me from doing the things I AM passionate about.

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My Wellness Identity Crisis: How I Finally Realized It's (more than) Okay to Have Diverse Passions

I shared on my Instagram story yesterday how frustrated I’ve been with the new(ish) Instagram algorithm. If you aren’t a blogger or business on Instagram, hyper-focused on growing a brand and getting your message out, you may not have given it much notice, but for us creatives, it’s a big deal.

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Conquering 26.2: An Inside Look at My First Marathon Experience

My first marathon – Amazing. Painful. Life-changing. Testing. Incredible. Emotional. Difficult as hell. As I sat down to get out all of my feelings and thoughts about running my first marathon this past weekend, there were almost too many words to even start writing.

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Tapering Begins: Cutting Back Mileage, Being Patient and Trusting my Body

I honestly cannot believe I’ve reached this point in marathon training. I would think about this moment. Of hitting my longest mileage and then knowing all that lie ahead was a month of preparing in a different way. Of tapering down. Of pulling back. Of trying not to go crazy.

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Taking Control of my Health: Paleo, Specific Carbohydrate Diet and Next Steps

Because I believe food is medicine, I'm hoping to treat these issues mainly through a change in my diet. After a lot of research (and help from my parents), I've decided to start following "SCD" (the specific carbohydrate diet). It's like paleo in the sense that it is a grain-free diet, but there are differences.

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