always drinking coffee | forever dreaming about tattoos


  • Medications & Bipolar

    Trying to maintain a good attitude about everything when I’m struggling to find the right medication for my bipolar disorder is difficult. It’s not easy day to day, when I feel like everything is going wrong, to keep a smile on and tell everyone that I’m doing well when all I want to do is… Continue reading

  • Support? And Stigma Fighters

    A lot of times, when I go to a friend to rant about something that’s bothering me, they try to fix the problem for me. But that’s not what I want. I just want them to listen to me. That’s it! If I want their help, I’ll ask for it. But when it’s just pushed on… Continue reading

  • 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… Continue reading

  • Waiting Games

    Honestly, this whole thing is like a massive waiting game. Wait to see if the drug you’re given is gonna work. And then wait to go back for a follow-up about it. I’m currently in that situation. I’ve almost hit the three week mark where it should be starting to really work. It’s frustrating because… Continue reading

  • Trying to Save My Sanity

    Those days where you look outside and the weather matches your mood? Today is one of those days. It’s chilly and rainy and horridly dreary outside. And I’m feeling pretty crappy today. I’m not quite sure why, but I am. And that’s really just the way it goes sometimes. Maybe I’m missing someone. Maybe I just woke… Continue reading

  • Long Days

    Being at school 14 hours straight makes for a very long day. It’s not easy finding ways to keep busy all day long. There’s only so much school work I can do in one sitting. But then I’m tired of sitting where I am, so I have to go find somewhere else to work. And after… Continue reading

  • Stress…

    It’s a pretty common thing in my life. It’s something I can find at home, at school, with friends, pretty much anywhere. Honestly, I think it’s a common thing in everyone’s lives. The most recent stress I had was when a friend who hurt me pretty bad last month (see this post for explanation) asked… Continue reading

  • Holy Stupidity

    I started back to school today. While I’m glad to get out of my house, I also hate having to deal with all the people. But being in classes also means that I have things to do during the day. There’s chapters I have to read for my deaf culture class and then write blog… Continue reading

  • Possible Backsliding

    Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, or making decisions Fatigue and decreased energy Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping Irritability, restlessness Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex Overeating or appetite loss Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that… Continue reading

  • I’m Slowing Coming Back to Life

    I haven’t put up a post in almost a month… And I figured I should get back to this whole blogging thing since my goal was once a week and I’ve miserably failed at that. I’m kicking myself for that because I really wanted to get into writing more, but there just wasn’t anything to… Continue reading

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.