Meet Kaitlyn (And Basically Her Twin Sister Too)August 3, 2017
By Kaitlyn Padden, Intern
Everyone who knows me, except most of my Fast Horse coworkers, knows that I am a twin. (I guess now they do, too.). So, for my first blog post as a Fast Horse intern, I’m going to introduce myself as well as my twin sister, Kasie.
Kasie is my best friend and the ultimate sidekick. We (obviously) have a lot in common and we also experience some weird twin telekinesis, for those of you who were wondering. Here are some experiences and random tidbits about me us.
We went to college together and majored in the same thing.
When our college search began, Kasie and I never had to verbalize that we wanted to go to the same school. The first time someone asked us if we were indeed going, we just looked at each other and said, “Well, yeah.” We even graduated with the same major: strategic communication. It didn’t start out that way, though, because I changed my major eight times, but that’s a whole other story.
We have an eclectic taste in music.
Kasie and I both love ’70s and ’80s music. We also like old country music (the only good country, in our opinion). We’re talking Shania Twain and before. But we are also known to get down to some T-Pain while driving to Noodles & Company. Speaking of music, we once woke up one morning and had the same song stuck in our heads. We started singing it at the same time and it was a super-weird moment.
We love to travel.
Two summers ago, Kasie and I went to China for an internship/study abroad program. It was an amazing experience and I’m glad my first trip outside of the U.S. was with her. It was weird because Kasie and I were somewhat of a spectacle over there. First off, we are both very, very pale and supposedly that is epitome of beauty in that region. Not only that, but because we were also twins, people were literally swarming around to get pictures with us. It was the closest to celebrity status that we will probably ever get.
She thinks my memories are hers, and vice versa.
For example, when we were younger, both of us were riding our bikes with our older sister Breann. One of us was behind Breann and the other was in front of her. The one who was in front slammed on the brakes and Breann didn’t have enough time to react and ran into an electrical box and broke her arm. Both Kasie and I vividly remember being the one in the front. Breann doesn’t remember who it was and no one else witnessed it. We will never know who actually is at fault for breaking Breann’s arm.
I credit Kasie for helping me get to where I am today. Even though our initials are the same (yes, they are both KRP) and we both answer to each other’s names, we find ourselves reminding people all the time that we are indeed separate individuals.