Introducing Me:

My name is Kate. It’s simple but I like it. The only video game I’m good at is Mario Kart Wii, or at least, I like to think I’m good at it. I sway my head back and forth when I listen to good music just because I can’t help it. I wear quirky pins and striped socks when I feel like it and sometimes I get random cravings for strawberry milk. I can be extremely childish and when the dentist offers me something from the prize box, I still get excited. I change my sheets once every week, I do my own laundry, and my thoughts on unsweetened versus sweetened tea are reasonably pretentious. This introduction doesn’t nearly cover who I am but I’m stuck on this idea that the seemingly insignificant things about someone end up being the very most significant things to know about them. I would like to think that all these traits about me are endearing and admirable but in reality, I’m much less like a quirky character from a quirky novel than I would like to be. In fact, I’m not the character at all. I’m the writer. I’m the one who creates the characters, or notices them when they’re already there, both in stories and in life.

This is me. The left (top on mobile) is me with a bob haircut in 2002. The right (bottom on mobile) is me with a bob haircut in 2016 (4 months ago).

Introducing my Medium Account:

I love writing. I could write a novel about how much I love writing and why because there are so. many. reasons. As for now, though, just know that I love it. Sometimes, when there is something on my mind or I need to write, I’ll write a Facebook post about it. Enough people have complimented my writing and encouraged me to start some kind of blog now that i’ve decided to follow through.

I’ve been thinking about this for a while. Lately, I find myself constantly wanting to write and share my thoughts with other people. Facebook has been somewhat suitable for a while, but I have too much to say now and Facebook’s lack of organization bothers me. I think it will be good for me to have a space designated to my writing.

So what will all of this be? My medium account is going to be a place where I can post my thoughts and writing. Expect to see some posts of me talking about my opinions, experiences, feelings, and even some posts of the poetry I write sometimes. I’m doing this for me, because it will encourage me to write and will give me a place to do so, but also for anyone who is interested in me sharing my writing.

One last note that is worth mentioning is that viewing my writing is completely optional, of course. That may or may not lead me to be somewhat less filtered with it. I have opinions just like anyone else and I certainly won’t go out of my way to offend anyone, but it’s impossible to please everyone and chances are, someone will disagree with what I write sooner or later. Another side of me being less filtered may turn out to be me sharing things and feelings that are slightly more personal. I have no intentions of putting my whole life on the internet, or anything, but if I’m able to write about my sincere, real feelings and help even one person feel less alone, or even simply improve my emotional state, I may be inclined to do so.

With all of that said, welcome to my Medium account. I hope you enjoy.

Yours sincerely, Kate

Written: 06.05.16