So this is me, but, you know, classy in black and white. It’s also one of the few pictures I have of myself recently, so it’ll have to do. On to more important things, like talking about myself. Which I hate to do and would rather ramble on and on about nothing in particular. (Okay, Katie. Breathe and focus.)
I grew up in small town in Northern California and had a pretty great childhood. I lived outside of town with my parents, my brother, my overactive imagination and various pets. I could spend a lot of time on my childhood, but I won’t. It was pretty good until I reached puberty. Then I decided everything sucked.
Come to find out hormones and I don’t really get along. My parents were totally confused by the tears and the tantrums and the anger. I was pretty confused by everything and if I didn’t have books drown in, who knows where I’d be today. I’m very thankful my parents had patience and that my stupidity is not recorded on the internet to haunt me for the rest of my life.
Things started to turn around for me when I was out of high school, had a job, and met the man who would become my husband. That’s not to say I wasn’t still an emotional roller coaster, but having someone around who is the emotional opposite of me kind of quiets the crazy. He is also very good at helping me see things differently and I think he thinks I’m cute.
We’ve been together since I was 19, now married, and have a wildly imaginative and sensitive boy. I hope that because he’s a boy we’ll have less emotional turmoil, but I won’t hold my breath.
After having our son we decided one kid was enough. I wanted to be pregnant one more time (you know, see if it really was as bad as I remembered) and became a surrogate. I was lucky and carried twins, and I don’t recommend that to anyone. I made a family for someone else and that was awesome, but I am not a pleasant pregnant woman.
After all that I didn’t want to go back to the job that I had. I was a preschool teacher for around 10 years, but coming home after giving so much energy to others and then having to be a mom and wife was challenging to me. I knew that I wanted to help people, but wasn’t sure how.
I found Health Coach Institute and, though I’d never heard of a health coach, it sounded right to me. Now I get to help people and I get to help myself. Since completing my health coaching certification I have lost much of the extra weight I carried after the babies and am so much happier. I’ve learned the importance of life balance and self-care. I’ve really learned how to love who I am.
I am still growing and learning. I am working on my life coaching certification as well as taking a look into a more spiritual way of life. I hope one day to meet some truly inspiring people and travel to awesome places. I want to be part of something great and I want to bring others with me.
There! That’s my life in around 500 words. I probably left something out. Oh well. I hope it was at least entertaining.