I’m Kara Rose, a 20-something writer currently residing in Pittsburgh, PA. However, I try to escape the city of bridges and travel as much as I can.
Recently, I found a new hobby in running, which is good because I am ALWAYS eating.
But when I was 22, I became hungry for more. After months of dragging myself through an unfulfilling 9-5, I traded my job for a one-way plane ticket to Spain in the summer of 2013 and spent the rest of the year traveling over ten countries in Europe alone.
Here was my plan:
The first two were easy. However, after returning to the States, I have yet to cross off the third item on that list.
I grew up loving poetry and the written word, but never shared my work or truly dedicated time to perfecting my craft. And eventually, I let my passion burn out.
So here’s to finally sharing those experiences I’ve had oceans away, and unveiling words I’ve left unwritten for far too long.
From This Side of the Sun is the compilation of months and months of poetry, journal entries, pictures, and fragments of language that expel every emotion I’ve ever felt. The name reflects not only the span of horizons I have seen in countries around the world, but also the distance in which I have come, and am still progressing, as I find my own voice. I hope to give you a glimpse into my world, and leave yours forever shaken.
Thanks for sitting shotgun with me- I’d love to hear from you!
*Clarification on From This Side of the Sun:
I traveled to Europe in the summer of 2013. I started this blog to give those stories and people and places a home. That means these events happened in the past, not currently. These entries will be marked under their respective countries and labeled by date.
However, I will also be posting more recent and current writings: travel adventures, poetry, short creative nonfiction pieces, photography, thoughts, etc.
*Note: All works of writing are original and credited to Kara Knickerbocker, unless stated otherwise. No material on this blog is to be used without permission. All rights reserved.