Hi! I’m Katie.
Welcome to my corner of the blogosphere. Why am I here? Your guess is as good as mine. I like to write about a little bit of everything. I’m outgoing, unpredictable, and a little bit of a perfectionist. But most of all, I’m growing up and paving my way in the world.
In May 2012, I graduated from college with a degree in middle childhood and early adolescent education. Less than a month later, I interviewed for and was offered a job teaching 6th grade math and social studies at a local school district. That’s my full-time gig now, and I’m learning so much as a new teacher. In addition, I teach at a children’s dance studio one night per week, and I teach Jazzercise classes two to three times a week.
Needless to say, I keep pretty busy, and I tend to get stressed out and put taking care of myself on the back burner. When I started this blog, I was mostly writing about my attempts to lose a few pounds that had crept back on after I lost over 60 pounds in the summer of 2010. However, slowly but surely, I continued to gain back more than I wanted to admit and wrote more to help focus my own attempts to establish a healthy lifestyle once and for all.
In January 2013, I re-comitted to weight loss and shed all of the weight that I had regained. Now, I’m working to finish what I started, find my happy and healthy weight, and learn how to handle weight maintenance while still having fun and enjoying life.
Mostly, I strive for balance in my life. I’ve been in disordered relationships – with both people and food. I’ve allowed myself to be treated in ways that no one deserves to be treated. I’ve eaten too little and I’ve eaten too much. I want to reach a point in my life where food and emotional eating doesn’t control me, but rather, where I have the tools to feel in control of my own life and happiness.
Thanks for reading, and I hope that you’ll join me as I continue to learn how to navigate this thing called life. 🙂
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams; live the life you’ve imagined.” — Henry David Thoreau
P.S. You can learn more about me by reading My Story.