I’m FINALLY starting my blog today on July 13th, 2020. I’ve been wanting to have a blog for the past 10 years. I didn’t know how to start. I’m so glad I’m here.
You’re probably wondering who I am and why I’m creating a website with my blogs. As you know my name is Kate. I didn’t always go by Kate. I also went by Katie until I turned 27 years old and I didn’t want to be the version of a 5-year-old. Thankfully being called Kate has made me feel more like the adult I really am.
A little about me. I grew up in a small town in northern Vermont really close to the Canadian Border. I went to a few small schools starting with Elementary, Junior High, and High School. I will talk about how those years transformed me into the person I am today. I’m engaged to a wonderful man whom I will never marry because we are just as happy being together than getting a silly paper that tells the IRS that we are married. I’ve been through life, not as bad as some and not as great as others. I’ve struggled with learning disabilities, rude teachers, mean classmates, bullies in real life – adult life. I’ve also been through bad relationships. I’ve always been an open book and I want to share it. I believe there is someone out there in this world of billions of people who will have had gone through things and feel like they are alone. Well, you’re not.
To help you get started, here are a few questions I asked myself before I started today:
- Why am I blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
- What topics do I want to write about?
- Who would want to read about my life?
So first, Why am I blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal or keeping it to myself? Well, because I think what I have experienced a few certain topics that the world discusses these days but does nothing about and also because when I have gone through something I always wonder “why me” but also the biggest thing is someone else like you could be reading these blogs and they could align with what you went through. Also, I never wrote in a journal because of fear someone would read it.
Secondly, What topics do I want to write about? I want to write about my lifestyle which includes: Bullies(names changed), learning disability and how I cope to this day, cooking -my favorite recipes, baking- my favorite recipes, weight-loss journey(s), good relationship,/bad relationships, LNA (Licensed Nursing Assistant) career, Friendships, Trauma, and MUCH more!
Third, Who would want to read about my life? You know, I don’t find myself to be a very fun and interesting person. I think I can be fun, I like to do fun things. I also wonder why or who would read my blogs. I’m not sure. I also constantly call myself weird on a daily basis. I don’t know what normal is, I enjoy my life so I must have an interesting life. Maybe someone who is weird like me or maybe someone who finds my life interesting will keep coming back? Will you? I’ll never stop having topics to talk about.
I’m ready to start making weekly blogs. This week that I start, I will have two blogs. I never thought I’d ever get to this spot. I have that impostor syndrome who has the name “Brenda” (Please don’t allow this to offend you if your name is Brenda.) I came across someone named Brenda and she told me I’d fail, hence the name. Well, my “Brenda” told me I’d never get here, I’d never make the first initial blog. See you soon.