Who am I?
Well, for starters, my name is Katie. I’m a 24-year-old who has recently transitioned into adulthood. I’ve thrown myself in head first; in the past year or so, I’ve graduated, adopted two puppies, gotten married, and started my career in education.
I’m a graduate of Truman State University, a small(ish) public university located in Kirksville, Missouri. Nicknamed the “Harvard of the Midwest,” Truman has been named the No. 1 Public University in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 14 years now. And it is a great school. But, let’s just say I harbor sincere doubts that anyone would rank Kirksville, Missouri itself as the No. 1 anything. I spent most of my four years realizing that I am a Kansas Citian inside-and-out, and longing to be at home. However, I channeled that energy into something productive, so my time there would not be completely wasted, and earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Elementary Education.
I’m now happily living back in the KC area with my new husband and my two adorable puppies, whose combined weights barely equal one small dog. We live in a tiny apartment, and are busy figuring out the ins-and-outs of this marriagebusiness.
Why do I spent my time writing a blog?
Well, I’ve always loved to write. It’s a passion I’ve shared with my mom for as long as I can remember. I went into college as a journalism major, but quickly realized the fast-paced, hard-headed journalistic world wasn’t for me. So, besides teaching Writer’s Workshop to my students, I get my writing fix from documenting my ponderings on Sharing Closet Space.
What the heck does Sharing Closet Space mean?
The idea for this blog was spurred by my realization that growing up and getting married brings on a lot of changes. One of those most petrifying to me was grasping that I was going to have to share a closet. This quickly became my analogy for making room for another person in my life–not just by quelling my shopping habit and decreasing my clothing supply, but by opening up and allowing myself to be more vulnerable and open. Whoa. Don’t worry. I don’t get that deep too often.
What do you write about?
I write about whatever the heck I want to write about. When I first started this blog, I wrote a lot about wedding planning and our new apartment. I also focused on my relationship with B, and preparing for marriage. Nowadays, I tend to write a lot about running and a little bit about religion. Sometimes I review books I’ve read, or post recipes we like. However, that’s not to mean you won’t see an occasional post about our dogs–they’re pretty much the center of attention around here.