Hello world! My name is Katherine, and I’m on a journey… of sorts. In January 2010, I sat down to analyze my life. (There’s something about moving into another calendar year that causes me to pause for reflection.) I realized that I have pretty much been wandering aimlessly through life. I do not have a clear sense of what I “want to be when I grow up”. That being the case, I think it’s easy to get caught up in just doing all the day-to-day tasks that come with being a grown-up… a parent… a human. Do you ever feel like you’re just roboting your way through life, waiting for something to happen? Waiting for your life, to happen? Well that’s where I was. I felt like I had been sort of sleep-walking (sleep-living?), through life.
So I made the decision to wake up!, stop sleep-living (I’ve decided to coin that term), and start living consciously. Once I made this decision, I felt like I was embarking on a journey. I knew my life was about to change, and probably drastically at that. I had the idea to write a blog to follow my journey – to track my progress, to share what I’d learned – both the things that had worked, and the things that hadn’t. Everyone I told about the idea of the blog thought it sounded great, and was very encouraging.
Well one thing I’ve learned over this past year is that fear of success is just as real as fear of failure. I won’t go into the details here about why it’s taken me so long to start the blog (some I’m still trying to figure out), but here we are. Now keep in mind, I will be writing about my journey from it’s beginning. (Notice I say from “it’s” beginning, rather than from “the” beginning, because honestly the journey itself has taken on a life of “it’s” own.) I will eventually get to the present day, where we can then continue forward together. I hope. That is, if you don’t get too bored between now and then.
Anyhow, here goes…