Be Joyful

The other week I went to a church event that they have every Saturday night.  I had been going through a lot of issues that I was done dealing with.  I had some people pray for me and they told me that I am a person that is full of joy.  To be honest, I hadn’t been living like that for a very long time.  It felt like a wake up call for me, like it was saying, “Katy you are capable of being this way, choose differently.”

See, this is what I have learned.  It is a choice.  Choose to be happy, and I can promise you that if do that, you will see your world change for the better.

Where in the world has Katy been?

Hi guys,

So I am back. Well, at least once a week for the time being.  The last year of my life has been the biggest roller coaster of my life so far.  So many lows, but many highs as well.  In October, I moved to a new apartment with my roommate, and it was a great move!  Everyone in my apartment building is super nice and I absolutely love our property manager. She is like a second mom to me!

In December I got a job and I have been there for around 7 and a half months now.  I am a call center rep for a dental marketing company and I (try) and make 10 appointments a day! It is hard, but very rewarding. The people that I work with have become family to me, and I enjoy going to work every single day.  And I have even already gotten a promotion!

I am still very involved with school as well.  As of right now, I have two classes left to do and then I will be done.  I am not going to lie though, this term has been super tough for me.  With working and taking two classes at once I have felt very overwhelmed with the workload.  Luckily, it is almost over!

This is going to be short today because I have homework to do, but this is just a quick post to give a quick update and to say that I am back!

Moving In (Literally) Into a New Season

These past few months have been the hardest months of my life in a long time.  I’m not going to go into detail about it just yet, as it is another blog post all on its own.  However, one week from tomorrow, I move into a new apartment. As anyone in Los Angeles, there is no way in hell that I can afford an apartment all on my own, but I feel like this move is a huge step for me.  I will, for the first time in the two and a half years that I have lived here in Los Angeles, have a place that I can call mine.

There are many emotions that go with this however.   Excited.  Nervous. Overwhelmed.  Scared shitless.  Just to name a few emotions.  It is all a roller coaster.

It has made me think about the two and a half years that I have lived here and how much things have changed, how much I have changed, as well as how thankful that I have a city that I call home even if it is crazy 99.9% of the time.  I have a tribe that I have chosen that I can go to.  I have never felt so comfortably uncomfortable and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Do I have all the answers on how things are going to go?  Nope.  Am I taking a leap of faith and trust when it comes to all the responsibilities that come with moving?  Absolutely.  Would I want it any other way?  Hell no.  I do know one thing though, God will help me through it.  I mean this apartment is a huge blessing and he totally opened the doors for my roommate and I to get this place, so I know that because he made sure we got it, He’s not going to leave me hanging.

I obviously have a lot to fill people in on, but there just hasn’t been a lot of time to do that.  Hopefully in the next few weeks I can get it all out on the screen and type it out.  I forgot how therapeutic blogging and writing can be.  I missed it.  Until then, enjoy my obsession of posting Instagram photos!

 

 

Our Unsafe Histories, in 6 Words

Coach Daddy

safety 6 words photo credit: Incident [06/52] via photopin(license) We operate on CD time around here.

6 words graphicYou know – Coach Daddy time. A to Z Challenge? Few days behind. Photo a Day Challenge? Hell, June’s almost over, and it feels like I have a week of photos to take. So it stands to reason we’d recognize National Safety Month – June – On June 29.

Every month, I compile a post called 6 Words. Ernest Hemingway inspired it when he said any story can be told in six words. I ask bloggers, friends, strangers, and a few strange blogger friends to respond to a prompt.

June is National Safety Month. Tell us about something you did decidedly unsafe – in six words. It could be from any time in your life. Think “Rode Big Wheel off garage roof,” or “Wore Georgia gear in Florida section.”

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#MusicMonday #MemorialDay Edition: Mr. Red White & Blue

Today in the United States people celebrate and remember all of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice when fighting for our beautiful country.  Today is Memorial Day,

In honor of Memorial Day, I chose the song “Mr. Red White & Blue” by Coffey Anderson.

This song is a great example of what Memorial Day is all about.

I hope you all have a great day with your family and friends, and thank you to all that have served, are serving, and have taken the ultimate risk for the love of our country.

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Getting to Know Katy from Stereotypically Able

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day Weekend!

I want to try something new.  I got this idea from Lisa over at Life of An El Paso Woman.

I’ve been thinking about doing a question and answer post so that way my readers could get to know me a little bit better.  However, I want YOU to be the one to ask the questions.

It can be about just about anything. However, if I find it too inappropriate I will not answer it.

I will be taking questions in my email at walker.katy0@gmail.com, or on here  until next Sunday (June 5) at 12 PM Pacific Time.  When I answer your question, I will link up your blog in the post so that way other bloggers can visit your page. I just ask that you please tell me the name of your blog after your question.

I am looking forward to reading and answering all your questions!

Feel free to reblog this to all your readers!  The more questions the better!

 

 

 

 

 

I’m Going Self Hosted!

Recently, I have realized that I want to focus more on my blog and writing in general.  I have been actively seeking out writing projects, as well as writing jobs that I can apply for.  This has really got me thinking about how it’s about time I start making money with my own blog.  So I have decided that I am switching my own blog over to WordPress.org soon.  I still have some research to do and figure some stuff out for myself, however, I would love your help and advice.

I know some of my readers are self hosted and I would love to hear your stories and experiences with switching over.  What was easy about it?  What was hard?  How much did it cost?

I’m looking forward to this new chapter with my blog, and I hope that you will join me!

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