Welcome Again

Hello lovely humans,

Blogging has been kind of hit or miss over the last… six? months. I’m unsure of a lot of things, but one thing that I know right now is that I am definitely not the same person (at least not on the inside) that I was a few years ago. Even one-year-ago me was different. In light of that, and also because I just rewrote my online bio things, I wanted to share a little about myself. So here are 25 things to know about Katharine.

  1. I wrote down my first story when I was nine years old. It was a fairy tale reminiscent of My Little Pony and I still love it to this day.

  2. As a child/teen, all I wanted to do was make a career in the horse industry. Then I pursued a music career. I only realized a few years ago that writing was the single constant throughout my whole life, and now that’s my career!

  3. I’ve never thrown a single piece of writing away. It’s a mess and desperately needs to be categorized and preserved though.

  4. I started playing the piano at four years old. I was then classically trained for almost twenty years. I’m no Mozart, but I think I do fairly well for myself.

  5. Social situations are huge triggers for my anxiety. The decompression from an hour of social interaction can take at least four to five times that long.

  6. I drink way too much coffee. Sometimes I forget to drink water because by the time I’ve finished all my coffee for the day, it’s time to start on the wine!

  7. Don’t try to talk to me first thing in the mornings. Coffee or not, I will not be in any mood for conversation. I’m not even a grouch, I just take a long time to wake up!

  8. I self-published my first book when I was 20. I recently pulled it from the market for a re-release.

  9. I have a very psychotic black cat named Moriarty that I got as a 5 week old runt. He isn’t particularly grateful that I saved his life.

  10. When I have the chance, I still ride the horse that I’ve had for almost 14 years now. It’s extremely therapeutic.

  11. I’ve blogged since at least May of 2013. At least that’s the furthest back that I can find. I’m pretty sure there’s a missing blogspot site somewhere.

  12. I graduated from community college with an Associate’s degree in music, then moved on to state university to finish my undergrad studies in the same field. I had a variety of experiences that made me realize it was not the right path for me.

  13.  In 2018, I married my soulmate and found more peace in my life than I ever dreamed I could have.

  14. In 2019, we were blessed with our beautiful daughter. I never imagined being a parent, but it has helped me grow in ways I can’t even imagine.

  15.  In 2020, I quit my full-time job as a bank teller so that I could be a stay-at-home mom and pursue my own passion: writing.

  16.  I am currently on track to graduate in November of 2021 with my Bachelor’s degree in English and Creative Writing.

  17. By 2022, my husband and I plan to have swapped roles so that I can work full time in the writing/editing industry and he can stay home with our princess.

  18.  I used to be a big proponent of positivity and silver linings. I don’t really care about that anymore, at least not in the same way. It became exhausting to paint through rose-tinted glasses. Therapy helped.

  19.  Parenting has really changed my perspective on life and helped me figure out who I actually want to be. Therapy helped with that too though.

  20.  Yeah, maybe I should just say that I’m a big advocate for therapy. Mental health care for everyone, please.

  21.  I don’t talk about politics on my pages or in my posts. I do advocate for equality, human rights, and environmentalism, but since I don’t usually have the energy to deal with controversial conversations, I stay away from certain topics. 

  22.  Please don’t ask who my favorite author is. I really don’t know. I do love Tyler Knott Gregson’s poetry though. Check that out.

  23.  I try my best to stay as real as possible, and the reality sometimes isn’t pretty. But we all need the camaraderie that comes from knowing that 99% of us don’t have our shit together. Let’s own it.

  24.  I currently work as an assistant editor for a small textbook company and my focus is on middle school English.

  25.  I listen to music as often as I can. All the genres, all the artists, it’s all beautiful.

 


Now I ask you… what is your favorite thing about yourself? It doesn’t matter how unimportant it may seem.

Love and gentle thoughts,

Katharine Marie

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