Hey! I'm Katie. I talk about real Life + hard Things. grief, loss, motherhood,
To be honest, I didn’t expect this to be something I knew a lot about. I don’t think anyone sits in a classroom and thinks “I want to be a know-it-all on grief”. But after being dealt some really shitty cards over a small window of years, that seems to be my jam. The coles notes? In the span of 4 years I lost a child, gave birth to three more, received a special needs diagnosis for my daughter and watched my Dad pass away. It’s a lot, and it broke me. I have spent more hours on the floor in tears than I can keep track of, and each time I think my heart is healing, it just cracks wide open again.
At some point I realized that I was either going to spend my life on my knees in sadness, or get up and live it the best I can. I chose the latter, but not from lack of trying the first. Over time, I’ve come to realize that my grief channels best through and out of me onto paper (or keyboards). Writing has been a way for me to express what I have no words for, and as a result, other grieving hearts can take comfort. I’ve found that laughing feels good again, and Motherhood is no fucking joke. I’m melding all my passions together here, and creating a BBQ Buffet of sadness, happiness, joy, loss, struggle, achievement, spectacular and ordinary. I hope you take a peek.