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Hello 2015 … What Do You Have For Me?

I haven’t written anything yet this year. I don’t really have an answer as to why. But I don’t have to. This is my blog, and I’ll update it on my schedule.

The deadline for the Stigma Fighters book came and went on New Year’s Day. I think I’ve got something like 4 essays in it.  We have a legit publisher so it’s going to be an e-book and in print.

Today I was asked to be the Executive Assistant for Stigma Fighters. It came as a total shock. I didn’t expect it at all. I let it sink in for a little before making a decision. I did accept the job.

Since Stigma Fighters is a non-profit in its first stages of growth, the position is currently uncompensated. But that’s okay. I’m not doing this for the money. I’m doing it because I truly believe in the cause. We need to end the stigma surrounding mental health. People need a place to safely tell their story and find support from those who know what it’s like to deal with these things.

Things are busy for me because I’m trying to get things set for school, but there’s an issue with a class so I’m stuck in a holding pattern till I can get in touch with the assistant dean of the ASL department. I need her to approve me to take the level 4 class over again. Otherwise I can’t continue toward the Interpreting program. I need to be taking level 5 when I’m in the program, and I can’t do that until I successfully complete level 4. But things aren’t working the way they should.

9 responses to “Hello 2015 … What Do You Have For Me?”

  1. This post was very interesting to read and it has me curious about Stigma Fighters. May you please explain what it is all about? I am a sufferer of some mental health issues and have gathered some opinions about doctor surgeries as well as parents regarding mental health. I have a post going up next Friday which talks about suicide/depression. I’m all for change in the stigmas of mental health and if there’s anything I can do on my blog to help this company, even if it’s just a little mention at the end of my post, then I’d be more than happy to help out after knowing a little more 🙂
    I hope you have a good 2015, Happy New Year!

    1. Send me an email at 🙂
      I’ll explain what Stigma Fighters is and answer any questions you have.

      1. Sure thing! The conversation may have to be over a course of two days as I need to sleep soon but I’ll ping you an e-mail right now 🙂
        Thank you

      2. I apologize. I mistyped my email address. It’s

      3. HI there! I tried sending you an e-mail and I was sent a failure notice instead. I was wondering, is it like you typed or is it
        Sorry for the inconvenience!

      4. It is
        There should be two e’s not just one

      5. Thank you 🙂

  2. Go You! I’m so proud of you. It is a lot to take on with study (I’m studying too for some unknown reason – you’d think I’d have learnt) but Sarah asked you for a reason – you are good at what you do and you rock! You will shine in 2015

  3. […] But before it was sent off to the official editor, I got an email from Allie Burke asking if I would like to be the executive assistant for Stigma Fighters. It took me by surprise. I hadn’t expected that at all. I mean, I knew that Sarah had gotten all the paperwork done for Stigma Fighters to officially become a nonprofit, but I didn’t know that I would end up working for it. Don’t get me wrong, I love it, it was just a huge shock. I did accept the position. […]

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About Me

Hello! Welcome! My name is Katy!
You can find me drinking coffee until it’s time for wine. Currently have 5 tattoos, but plans for more are in the works.
I’m a birthmom over 8 years post placement. I’ve been in a birthmom support group since November 2018, and will be leading my own come May 2023.
On Sunday mornings you can usually find me in the nursery or on the production team at church.
Various times throughout the year, you can find me staying with someone’s dog(s) while they’re away on a trip – so don’t be surprised if there are stories or pictures every so often.

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