Many of you know me from That Running Girl, a blog I started two years ago. While I loved having a fitness-focused blog, I felt like it pigeon-holed me and didn’t allow me to blog about other aspects of my life. The older I get, the more I enjoy traveling and exploring new places. A couple months ago, I decided to re-invent my blog to be more travel and lifestyle and less fitness. While fitness will always be a part of my life (I’ve been running for 17 years!), I want to be able to share every part of my life. And so, Kin & Kodachrome was born.
About Kin & Kodachrome
While I don’t mention this on my blog often, my dad passed away about six years ago. When I decided that I wanted to re-invent my blog, I knew I wanted to include my dad in the new name somehow. I thought about incorporating his name, but couldn’t come up with anything I liked. And then I decided to look up alternative words for “dad” and I got “kin.” But obviously that alone wouldn’t be a blog name.
But where did the Kodachrome come from? Well, it is one of my favorite Paul Simon songs (I’m a huge music lover!). Kodachrome was a type of color film that Kodak started marketing in 1935. Paul was working on a song that was originally called “Coming Home” when the word “Kodachrome” came to him. He decided to rename the song and it became an appreciation of the things in life that color our world. And that’s exactly what I want this blog to be — an appreciation of the things in life that color our world. So there you have it, Kin & Kodachrome.