Hi, my name is Katie, and thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m always grateful for anyone who comes by!
Here is just a little bit about me. First, the specs: I was a high school English and Bible teacher in a Christian school and taught for 15 years – until the birth of my twin boys in April 2015. I live on Long Island with my husband, our boys, and our four kitties (which, at the moment, is four too many). Even though we live in the suburbs, we really are country-at-heart. We’ve been married for almost 7 years; in addition to our boys, we also have 2 babies in heaven we never had the pleasure of knowing here on earth, but I look forwarding to our meeting someday.
I’m a bit of a perfectionist, a worrier, and sometimes a procrastinator.
I am a chronic dieter, and I refuse to buy the next size up. I’m proud of myself that I’m 42, and I still exercise; I despise running, but I love Zumba. I don’t go out dancing, so that’s my chance to get my groove on. I love the outdoors – hiking, kayaking, and my husband has gotten me into mountain biking. I’ve taken a few spills, but I’m still at it.
I have a girly-side, too: I like dangley earrings, knee-high boots, and scarves. I like to travel, to eat Indian food, and I love to sleep. I don’t have too much time for hobbies -blogging is probably my biggest experiment. ( I say ‘experiment’ because this is my 5th attempt at it…). I hate yard-work and I’m a terrible cook; I’m creative more in the book-smart/academic/teacher-way rather than the crafty/homey/domestic-way. But I like the idea of being domestic, so I’m working on it.
I am a compulsive organizer, and sometimes, I organize so thoroughly that I can’t remember where I put things. I am absent-minded, a horrible multi-tasker, and I’m clumsy (runs in my family).
My mind is always busy, and I’m always coming up with new goals and projects to keep me motivated and inspired; I am a huge advocate of being a life-long learner, and if I had my way, I’d be a career student.
I waste too much time on Facebook and Pinterest (and now WordPress, Twitter, Google+, etc.)
I LOVE missions and have had the honor of serving the Lord on over 20 short-term trips, with about 15 of those being overseas trips. Actually, my first trip was to Africa when I was 23, and it changed my life.
Here’s the real core of who I am: I believe that the only fulfilling life is one that is lived for something bigger than myself, something that will outlast me. I believe that ‘something’ is the cause of Christ. My own story is too small to live for, and I love being a part of God’s Big Story. And when I’m in sync with Him, I’m at my happiest and my best. He has won my heart. What matters to Him matters to me. End of story.