I Don’t Know How
A wonderful friend of mine wrote this one night while struggling to deal with her daughter who was having a meltdown. It is exactly the way I picture myself when I have kids in the future. Sometimes, I just don’t know how to console you, Reassure you that you have validity, Not get impatient or… Continue reading
A Few Adoption Misconceptions
I want to start off by apologizing for posting a day late. Things weren’t the greatest emotionally, and I didn’t want to put something up when I knew it wouldn’t be good quality. But as I couldn’t sleep last night, I decided to pull this together and go ahead and share it a day late.… Continue reading
You asked me how depression feels, and this is all I could come up with. It feels like I’m walking upstream through a current strong enough to pull me under four times. There are others with me but they are walking along the banks telling me to “just get out of the water.” But instead… Continue reading
Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award
January 2nd, I was nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award by Amy, who writes over at Under the Surface. Her nomination actually came at a good time for me because I’m hoping to get back into blogging in 2016. I’m currently working on a guest post for this blog, and I can’t wait… Continue reading
Everyone seems to love writing about why they started blogging. That’s not what I’m doing here. I want to talk with you about why I continue blogging. Why I haven’t stopped yet. I look back at dates when posts have gone up, and I feel as though I’ve failed my readers. I haven’t really had true posts of… Continue reading
That’s Not What I Want to Hear…
About a week ago I went to my doctor, and I was told that I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CT). This diagnosis has kind of brought me down, because it’s one of the leading causes that interpreters leave the field. There’s a surgery that can be done, but I have people at church giving me conflicting… Continue reading
Feeling Quite Overwhelmed
As I think I’ve said before, I’m majoring in American Sign Language Interpreting. Really I’ve been saying that for several years now. But as of this semester, I’m actually in the Interpreting program at my school. And being in the program has presented me with more work than I’m used to. I have chapters to read… Continue reading
Preventing Bipolar Relapse – Necessary Adjustments to Daily Life with Bipolar Disorder
So, I have this book called Preventing Bipolar Relapse. There are tons of tips and tricks in the book and ideas and suggestions of things to do in your daily routine that can help ‘prevent bipolar relapse’. I don’t know that I would say I’m at the point that I’m trying to prevent relapse right now so… Continue reading
I’m Enjoying Myself Right Now.. Am I Really Depressed?
I’m struggling. There… I said it. Getting up out of bed isn’t easy. Getting dressed isn’t easy. Reminding myself to eat isn’t easy. Functioning like a normal person isn’t easy. I don’t like this. I want to fight it off, but I can’t. I don’t have the energy for it. I’ve been like this for… Continue reading
Hope: Guest Post by @jcahannigan
I remember watching Hope Floats over and over again when I was sixteen. I’d just had a surgery on my hip, knee, and ankle. My parents had moved my bed to the family room so I wouldn’t have to do the stairs; I couldn’t walk and it was summer time. In hindsight, I was likely… Continue reading
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.