Author: Kayla Marie

American millennial Kayla Marie has a vision to live life outside the margin. As a creator, her goal is to tell stories and inspire others to live for themselves. She focuses on themes of inspiration, hustle, and travel to promote values that question the status quo.

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It’s Life Outside the Margin’s 6-Month Blogiversary!

While not my first blog-writing rodeo, this month I get to celebrate the 6-month blogiversary of Life Outside the Margins! Six months ago I started this blog, uncertain yet focused on bringing it to life. Looking back, I’m excited to continue creating because these past six months have given me a taste …
Life & Inspiration The Hustle

Why I Chose to Avoid the 9-5 After College

While a 9-5 can bring security, it’s not a lifestyle for everyone — and certainly not one for me. Learn why I chose to avoid the 9 to 5 after college.  Knowing that I wanted to avoid the 9-5 grind, graduating college brought new challenges and job-seeking strategies I wasn’t …
Life & Inspiration

Using the Power of the Moon to Inspire

Despite its distance in vast darkness, the power of the moon carries our minds back to reality. A reality where the bigger picture makes more sense, even within its own abstraction. As a teenager, I used to scoot halfway onto to the trunk-end ledge of my Mom’s Honda Odyssey (or …
Life & Inspiration Travel

Anthony Bourdain: Remembering an Inspiration

A year ago if you had asked me ‘’What would your ultimate career look like?’’ I would have answered, ‘’I want to have a travel show like Anthony Bourdain and show people the world.’’ While I don’t feel right to respond that way anymore, his worldly pursuits and tales of …
Girl Power

Travel as a Woman: What I’ve Learned

Sometimes it’s hard to travel as a woman because just about everywhere you go, you’re still a woman. Most, if not all of us have experienced the pitfalls of femininity in our travels and at home. From harassment in the streets to disguised discrimination, falling in line (or staying out-of-line) …
Life & Inspiration

A Place for Self-Definition and Everything Else

From the life of a serial drifter, self-definition means to keep learning, experiencing, and finding yourself in places around the globe sometimes. Finding self-definition depends on you – of course, we’re always growing, but some of us are always out trying to discover what’s next for us. If this describes …
Travel

3 Unexpected Travel Mishaps in Panama

First bruised bone. First jellyfish sting. First time falling in a hole in the sidewalk. Travel mishaps took no mercy these past two months. Our story begins at Uvierto beach, Las Tablas We had all been swimming for quite some time, no issues at all. As the tide began to …
Galleries Travel

Visual Journeys: Cosas de Las Cruces, Panama

This gallery paints a picture of livelihood through things found in rural Panama. From visiting neighbors homes to the cemetery, these images represent several aspects of life in Las Cruces and its low-tempo, relaxing vibe.

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