About

MEET KATIE.

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The incredibly lofty and persistent research enthusiast who calls this blog her own.

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“Every woman is a rebel, & usually in wild revolt against herself.” – Oscar Wilde

 

How does one break their story into bite-size pieces? Honestly, I’m still not sure but I’ll try to do my best, all without trying to be too much of a bore. I’m an indecisive, independent, intractable, lover of all things dark and mysterious (but you’d never be able to tell with my charming, upbeat personality). My great loves in life include (but are not limited to), food, languages, traveling, and being challenged.

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Warning: I’ve got dreamer’s disease. And unfortunately, there is no cure for it AND it can be highly contagious. 

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I grew up in a town, much like the one from the movie Big Fish, that was much too small for all my dreams and ambitions.

In my twenty-odd years of being on this planet we call Earth, I have found that a lukewarm way of living is no way to live. From the time I was child, I knew my life line was limited and I would never be happy if I lived the life everyone else lived. But for most of my life, I did what my mother told me to do, what the education system told me to do, what every one in my community expected me to do. I followed every one else’s rules all while never questioning why.

I’ve always been an oddball and always knew I wanted my life to be an my expression to society – to give back as much of myself as I could while I could. My sole goal in life was to make a difference, for the better, in at least one person’s life. My heroes included people such as Mother Teresa and Ghandi. As cheesy as that seems, it’s true. I’ve spent the better part of my life encouraging others to be who they are and to pursue what makes their hearts’ leap. When I was eighteen, I did what I was supposed to do. I moved off to go to college. I graduated with my B.A. in International Relations. I had volunteered with nonprofits since I was eleven years old. I worked closely with refugees, survivors of torture, and international students for over three years.

Then, one day, I quit.

I quit because although my heart was in it, I knew there was something more out there for me. I don’t want to wake up one morning and think, “Well, this is it. This is my life. This is just how it is.” I didn’t want to live with limited vacation days, a financial cap always looming over my head, or all the red tape that comes from working with any social work/non-profit industry.

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I write, to discover what I know and life is real, and raw, and comes at you fast.

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So this is it, this is my journey. I don’t have 1,000 ways to make it rich quick. I don’t have all the answers. Heck, I’m still figuring out what my next step is. But you have to keep going to figure out what that next chapter in life will be and what it will bring.

A lifestyle is the way in which one chooses to live their life. Cultivating a life where I refuse to live by everyone else’s silly rules, I’ve found indulging in life’s little pleasures gives me absolute fulfillment. Hence, my conclusion to start a lifestyle blog (that, and my need to keep my mom up to date on my whereabouts – HI MOM!).

In this blog I hope to expose my true self, passion, and desires. And I hope you find my little adoxography of a blog to be thoroughly fulfilling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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