#AdventureswithKaren: Episode 1

When we were in college, my friends and I had nearly identical schedules. We did almost everything together from taking donation based yoga classes at PowerYoga in Santa Monica to studying for midterms at Coral Tree Cafe. Our lives were perfectly in sync, and I saw them just about every single day.

From our Theta days
But then we graduated, and real life happened.

Now, our lives couldn't be more different. Whereas most of my friends have relatively "normal" schedules, I, being the free lance artist/dancer, have the most tumultuous and unpredictable work life. It's not so easy nowadays to link up with my gal pals, but we still manage to see each other on a regular basis amidst the chaos.

And now we've even devised a way to keep them close with me while I'm working and/or traveling. Meet my clip-on friends:

My clip-on friends: Sydney, Kally, Brian, and Bill (Elizabeth)
My travel-friendly friends fit neatly in my mini-backpack and easily clip-on to my clothing. I can even take photos with them during my travels so that they are essentially "with me" wherever I go. So far we've visited New York and Chicago: 

On the F train in NYC
At the infamous Chicago bean

I'll be documenting my excursions with them via the hashtag, #AdventureswithKaren on my Instagram (my meme is @karenschuang). You all are, of course, welcome to follow along with me on my explorations.

So where am I off to next? That unfortunately, remains a mystery for now.