Enough to break the ice! Hi, I’m Keighly! That’s Kay-Lee. You may be new to my blog, or maybe you’ve been reading it for a while, but I bet either way you can’t say you know much about the blogger behind the screen.
These days we are defined by our resume, which is fine. A resume is a quick sample of your experiences that do in many ways define a person’s character traits. Whether you’re goal oriented, philanthropic, or over-achieving are just a few examples of traits that a resume could display. There’s also a person’s “About Me“. An “About Me” in my opinion is just an essay version of your resume thus it gives away the same information.
However we aren’t just the product of our experiences, we are a product of what got us to those experiences as well. So I thought I would take this time to let you know more about me and where I come from.
I was born Keighly Lisa Chambers on June 26, 1992 in Hollywood, FL to the most beautiful, loving, and supportive family.
With deep blue eyes, freckles, and dark hair I was the baby in my very large family. Now when I say “the baby”, I mean the first grandchild to be born. For my mom who likes to be known as “LC” however, I was her only child.
Spoiled as ever, from the time I was born I had everyone’s attention. My mom began video-taping me each month on the 26th to document that I was another month older. My great-grandfather, or Pop as everyone knew him, picked up that tradition and from there took it to a whole other level. He and my great-grandmother, Gram, sat with me for hours and hours and video taped my every move. Whether I was sleeping, drawing, or eating cookies and milk I was on camera. They even took the time to dress me up in costumes, watch me sing, or sit around and play with toys. No matter what I was doing, I just loved to be on camera.
Naturally, as I got older I began to have other hobbies. I loved to play soccer, and was part of a dance studio. One thing I was really talented at was drawing. I was a very creative child and took to crafts very easily. Many don’t know this, but I even won first place in an art contest in elementary school!
No matter how much I grew though, I never wanted to leave the camera. When Pop wasn’t filming, I took the time to make short films of my own. From skits with my friends, to my own “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, to improvised talk shows I would spend my days after school filming away.
The love of being on camera eventually lead me to my yearning to be a news anchor for the elementary school news. From there it became my dream career and the rest is history.
I’m now in my last semester at the University of Florida, where I’m working towards my bachelors degree in Telecommunications – News. Attending UF was another dream of mine, and being a part of the College of Journalism and Communications has just been more incredible than I could have ever anticipated.
While I finish my degree, I am also interning at CBS 12 in West Palm. Being a part of that newsroom has given me even more of a passion for helping people and sharing their stories.
A little more about me: My family means the world to me. I am no longer an only child, as my little brother blessed our family when I was 9 years old. My favorite color is pink. I can watch Titanic over and over. I love to cook, even though I’m usually not too good at it. I have an obsession with makeup and own way more than anyone could put on their face at one time. I am the pickiest eater you’ll ever meet, and change the menu no matter where I go. My favorite way to travel is by cruise ship because I love, love, love the ocean. I have never had the same hair color for more than a couple of months. My friends are a huge part of my life, and are basically a second family. I have an amazing boyfriend that has made my life complete for the past two years. I consider myself to be extremely loyal, caring, and dedicated. I have too many clothes, but never anything to wear. I’m 5’11 and still wear 5 inch heels. I live for accessories and change my jewelry with every outfit. Most of all, like the headline of my blog, I am bright eyed, genuine, and passionate with everything I do.
Now you know some of my quirks, and things that make me…me! Like all good reporters will tell you, everyone has a story. That was just a glimpse into my life, but always remember we are made of more than what gets put on paper.