Name: Kimberly Grauer

Social Media Handle/Username: Twitter @kimtheecap

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: Hello! My name is Kim and I’m 26 year old Capricorn woman, born and raised in New Jersey by the beach. I graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelors degree in Psychology, and ultimately dropped out of graduate school to follow other passions that make me happy. I currently am a real estate paralegal and writing a book loosely based off my life in my spare time. My parents, my friends and my dogs keep me sane, and music. I love writing poetry, listening to music, and studying astrology.

What Inspires You Every day? : My dreams and vision inspires me. I know I am meant for bigger things in life and refuse to settle to live a mundane life. My visions and dreams create the possibility of more, and I will keep working toward that enlightenment.

What is some words of wisdom you live by?: My go to phrase is “You learn something new every day.”

We will never “know it all”. Keep searching for the truth and answers, and never assume you know more than the next person. Be open to learning new things and learning from new people.

What is your ultimate goal in life? : My ultimate goal in life is to travel the world and touch down in every continent (maybe not Antarctica) and have the financial freedom to give my parents whatever they want. And fall in love with someone who loves me for me. Who doesn’t want that?

How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : Ironically, I am more financially stable now than in my entire life. I was able to save more money and pay off credit card debt. I have been blessed with a great job that has stabilized me during these unprecedented times. However, mentally and psychologically speaking, my depression and anxiety is at a high. Which I think is the case for a lot of people, so I try not to dwell. But I am getting back into therapy, which I highly suggest to anyone else struggling. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help.

What is a message you would like to give others? : Be kind to others. You never know what they struggle with behind closed doors. Don’t assume.

What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: I am a natural red head, a ginger so to speak. I think having this identity has greatly impacted my life. I do not fit in, even if I try. I used to dye my hair dark brown to blend in because I was so insecure and had low self-esteem. The older I get the more I embrace it and I haven’t dyed my hair since I was 18. People laugh when I try to explain the impact having red hair has had on me, but I think only my fellow redheads would understand. I’ve been bullied by peers but complimented by strangers. It’s an odd space to live in… not knowing who to believe, am I ugly for my hair or am I beautiful and unique? I still go back and forth on who to believe. But all I know is that if I don’t love me for me, who will?

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