My name is Katie.

I am a classic introvert, so I spend the majority of my time in my head.

I love to think, and I enjoy others who are considered thought-leaders or cognitive-overachievers.  I do my best thinking while on a run or in the shower.  My mind is a friend when I’m alone.

I love to read both fiction and nonfiction.  The Kite Runner (Hosseini), My Sister’s Keeper (Picoult), Abba’s Child (Manning), Carry On, Warrior (Doyle), and Daring Greatly (Brown) are some of my favorites.  When I don’t have time to read, I listen.  Podcasts, Ted Talks, audiobooks, and catalogued sermons are my go-tos.

I listen when I’m at work too; I’m an outpatient therapist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders.  It challenging work, but it’s work that I’m passionate about.

At this point in my life, too much thinking and reading and listening can make me feel pregnant.  Dancing used to be my way of expression, but I’ve found that writing is more preferred by my aging, inflexible body.  For me, writing is the output that balances life’s constant input.

I’m married to a handsome man that is the lead pastor of our church, and together we have three awesome kids. Naturally, the things I write about gravitate towards marriage, mental health, ministry, motherhood, and maintaining a self through all of that.

Some other random tidbits about me…

I function best with enforced structure and routine.

I’m not really a night owl or a morning person. I just love to sleep and can sleep pretty much anywhere.

Many of my memories reside in smells and sounds.

Movies make me happy.

I feel pretty when my nails are freshly painted.

I love coming home to a clean house, getting into a hot car after a day at the pool, and going for a run in the cold (the kind where you can see your breath).

I don’t have a lot of friends, but the ones I do have, I cherish.

I’m grateful you stopped by.