Raederle's Diary & Memoir Project

I started keeping a journal at the age of ten, in 1999. In 2015, at the age of 26, I began I writing my journal entries in a more novel-like fashion, bringing in a lot of dialog and action. Sharing my life transparently, in its whole, is a dream of mine.
“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open.” — Muriel Rukeyser
It is my aim to do just that: to tell the full truth of my life.
I have a lot more links to add to this page. I’m adding more nearly every day.


  • 2019 — Ithaca, New York
  • 2018 — Ithaca, New York
  • 2014 — Buffalo, New York & More Chronic Travels
  • 2013 — Kaua’i Island
  • 2012 — Florida Roadtrip
  • 2010 — Walnut Creek, California
  • 2005 and Earlier — Buffalo, New York

Raederle’s 2019 Diary

Age 30

Learning piano for the first time. Diving into Myers-Briggs and cognitive functions. Striving for balance between diving into emotions, processing them, and just letting things be. This is my fourth year living in Ithaca, NY.

Raederle’s 2018 Diary

Age 29

Over the course of this year I drew the illustrations which became my coloring book, Waveward Dreams.

Raederle’s 2014 Diary

Age 25

Late in this year I began writing my book Living Big & Traveling Far on $8,000 a Year (or Less!).

January 2014

March 2014

Raederle’s 2013 Diary

Age 24

In the summer of 2013 I made a radical leap and traveled with Lytenian to Kaua’i island for nearly five months. We lived off the land, and sometimes we literally didn’t know where our next meal was coming from.

Raederle’s 2012 Diary

Age 23

Lytenian and I went on a long road trip in 2012 which included a ten-day visit in Florida (near St. Augustine). During this time I learned my deep love of the ocean. I realized that living in a beach house would be worth it – even if I died young in a tsunami.

Raederle’s 2010 Diary-Blog

Age 21

In June 2010 I said vows to Lytenian. In September of 2010 I went raw vegan and remained strictly on that diet for a full year. I was living in Walnut Creek, California at this time in Lytenian’s apartment there.

Raederle’s 2005 & Earlier Diary


I’m the child of two college-educated baby-boomers who happened to raise me in a ghetto where being white made me the minority. I changed schools almost every year, never fitting in anywhere. My immune system was so poor that I had chicken pox twice and mono four times. I hit puberty at nine years old, and quickly became obsessed with sexuality and seeking love.
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