2022 – into the winter.

greeting a new year & a new season. If I'm being completely honest, I'm not in a celebratory mood today - this New Years Eve feels heavy... and dark. What the hell, this whole year has been heavy, and dark… and maddening at times. It's pure chaos out there!!!!! I...

earth day 21.

happy earth day my sweet friends! today I wanted to share some nature photos, quotes & poems I have collected over the past year. i am so grateful for mother nature & the immense beauty she shares with all of us. the time i spent in nature really got me...

turning 25.

a quarter of a century, oh, & what a time it's been… Here I am on my 25th trip around the sun, reflecting on my journey thus far - letting this moment sink in. I've been flowing through a myriad of emotions the past few weeks but today I want to focus on...

healing.

a Spotify playlist curated & arranged by yours truly, with love. click the image above to listen to my latest playlist on Spotify: healing. Fly away... Growing up, music has always been central to my life. From putting on piano recitals for my grandma to dancing...

body | one.

body image & autoimmune disease: a journey into the healing process. part one: skinny does not equal healthy. From high school tennis to running track and then to working out excessively during my freshman year of college, I was extremely fit. I will not say...

free.

what does it mean to be free? This simple question was at the center of my mind, body & soul throughout 2018. In January, I was recovering from a really heartbreaking end to a relationship and I was severely depressed. It was one of the few times in my life I have...

debt.

starting my journey to that #debtfree life. I'll start this out with a bit of honesty - I have never been good with managing my money. I've been working since I was 16 and I don't have much to show for it. Besides paying thousands of...

walk.

a photo exploration. Below you will find a short series of photos I took with my iPhone on my recent vacation to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ⁣Ever since I was diagnosed with Celiac disease (in 2015), walking has been immensely healing for me - somewhat of a constant when...

shame.

I dedicate a block of time every Sunday night to mentally & emotionally prepare for the week. This usually consists of working on my planner, setting goals, meditating and cleaning my room. Tonight, I picked up my iPad - connected my speaker & blasted my...

patterns.

The fresh air. The sunshine. The water. The Earth is one of the greatest healers. This past year I've realized that spending time outside is something my soul needs. It is essential to my healing process - my growth. Spirituality is the foundation of my life and the...

those things.

an exploration in photography.  Below is a photo series taken on two separate trips: one cross-country road trip from Chicago to California & another road trip from Chicago to Florida (and back). These photos represent moments of freedom from these trips...

finding me.

Time and time again, I keep getting lost. Lost in the world, in the drama of everything... lost in my own head? My energy has been feeling heavy lately and the day-to-day has been a bit overwhelming. I'm hanging in there, finding my way back home - home being the...

back in my body.

“Here in this body are the sacred rivers: here are the sun and moon as well as all the pilgrimage places… I have not encountered another temple as blissful as my own body.” Saraha Our earthly bodies are sacred. They are home to our minds, our souls, our very spirit......

real talk.

Let’s be honest, I’m over it. When it comes down to it, I’m tired… more like exhausted. This year has been a LOT… nearly too much honestly. I think many of us are hitting breaking points, but I want to be real for a few minutes... & this post might be a bit messy,...

lessons from the west.

the power of now & finding sacred balance. After 4,500 miles out west & back, I find myself home again. Bringing myself back to earth is always challenging. My friend & I spent the first two weeks of August road trippin’ from the midwest out to Utah &...
Kendall Getzinger

Kendall Getzinger

artist. creative. writer. designer. intuitive. free spirit.

what does it mean to be free? 

 This question is what started this blog in 2018 after four chaotic years in college. My journey of self-discovery was born from the pain and loss that I faced during those years. Ever since I was young, I have been deeply creative and curious and always searching – for what? I’m not exactly sure but throughout my years of creative exploration, I have always come back to one idea: freedom. Perhaps the obsession with freedom has come from growing up in America or maybe it has to do with attempting to cope with the world while fighting mental/physical illness. I don’t have an answer but the forms of creative exploration that I am sharing here is my way of playing with this question and trying to figure out what freedom means to me. I hope that my stories and my art can create some space for you to reflect on the idea of freedom and to ruminate on the more complicated questions of life on earth – our constant search for meaning.

Peace & love be with you always. Kendall