I’m Kate and I am so glad you found your way to my ever changing website and blog!!
I’ve been writing pretty much my entire life, it’s always been a huge part of my self expression. Just the other day I was having dinner with my mom and we were laughing and reminiscing thinking about the time I was in the third grade and wrote personal letters to my older sister’s teachers thanking them for their hard work. The audacity, my poor sister, I bull dozed right over her territory and made my mark in her world. If I had to guess what my drive in this letter writing was, it would be that I wanted to make sure they knew they were loved and even more importantly to me at the time, I wanted them to know who I was and I wanted them to love me.
Younger me was a bright, loud and a bull in a china shop type of girl, and I used to wince in embarrassment of her because I thought she was entirely too much and not enough all at the same time.
I have a common thread throughout my life of wanting to be seen, known and loved by everyone I meet (I have a sneaking suspicion this drives a lot of us at times). This is not your run of the mill people pleasing, the goal was not to put people above myself at risk to my own self, this was about elevating myself and winning approval so I could know deep down that I was seen and accepted. This is dangerous stuff in disguise.
I think my desire for love and acceptance at times has led me down some roads I really wished I had avoided, but I also see how those missteps made me who I am today, so the older I get the more thankful I’ve become for the younger versions of myself.
Over time, I have seen and learned that God in fact, made me just right, and as I have deconstructed all these rules and expectations I’ve built around myself for years I’ve seen how Jesus has held my hand through it all. The rough patches and mountain top moments of my story led me to discover and settle into a new holy ground, a place of real surrender and thankfulness for God’s faithfulness in my life.
God has been faithful, and I have been faithful to show up in my life through it all. Which brings me back to why I am here. I am passionate about sharing stories, dreaming up new ideas and I love creating engaging content that helps people feel seen and known. That’s what this website is, it’s my anthem to those of you out there who at times feel out of place, who walk around feeling that they are entirely too much and not enough at the same time.
I want you to discover your new holy ground.
This site will be a collection of words, stories, ideas and dreams. I hope it will be encouraging and inspiring to you, but mostly I hope you find a friend behind the words letting you know we are ALL figuring life out one day at a time and no one has it all together… especially me.
Always Cheering You On,