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!

For Wrigley

About a month ago Chris Thompson, also known as SupDaily on YouTube,  that I watch regularly, lost his dog when she got hit by a car while they were out at a park.  Her name was Wrigley and she was a Chihuahua/Beagle mix, or as Chris likes to call it a Beauhuahua.  She honestly was just the cutest dog I have ever seen!  I never got the opportunity to meet her, but I know if I did I would have fallen madly in love with her!  Hell, I already did just seeing her on Chris’ YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat!

Wrigley was also known as Chris’ adventure pup, so he decided that he would embark on a three month road trip all over the United States to spread her ashes in places that he was planning on taking her to and other places that he thought she would like.  Along the way he is having meet ups to get donations to take to animal rescues in the cities that he is visiting.  So far it has been a big hit!  He has taken hundreds of pounds of food to the few animal rescues that he has visited.  He’s already visited, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle.

I wanted to write about this, because this is something that I fully support and want to help out with in any way that I can.  Please watch Chris’ YouTube video about it below:

So I have an idea:  If you feel led to donate anything to any of the rescues please do so! if you don’t live close to any of those areas but still want to help out feel free to email me and I can help you out in the best way I can.  I am going to go to Chris’ meet up in LA in August so if you want to donate something and you don’t mind it waiting until August I can hand deliver it myself while I am at the meetup.  You can also reach out to Chris at ForWrigley@gmail.com as well.  Also, if you could also share this post or just Chris’ video to get the word out, that would be amazing!  Chris is also looking for different dog Instagram’s to connect with as well, so don’t be shy!

Thank you all!

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!

 

 

#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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Creative Writing

Does anyone have any great Creative Writing challenges, activities, or classes that they would suggest?  I have been wanting to stretch myself more when it comes to creative writing.  It can be here on WordPress or another website.  Thanks in advance!

 

 

#MusicMonday: Just Like Fire

P!nk is back with a new song for the new Disney movie “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, the second installment of the Alice in Wonderland movies called Just Like Fire.

P!nk is known to be amazingly creative in the videos for her music, and this video is no exception. The video appropriately has an Alice in Wonderland theme to it. Her husband Carey Hart, as well as her daughter Willow, also star in the music video.

I have always enjoyed P!nk’s music.  She also had a no filter, “I don’t care  what other peoples opinions are about me” attitude and exudes a confidence that I look up to.

This song is about wanting to have instant gratification of something, whether it be the dream that you have always wanted for your life, or something else important, and then realizing that there is a better way of going about it.  When we want instant gratification, we end up opening the door for being hurt and dealing with shady people and putting ourselves in situations that aren’t always the best and this can change us as people.

Instead of doing it the way other people want us to, we need to focus on what our thoughts and ideas are, and once we do that we can set a fire under ourselves and plan.  Who knows maybe we will change the world one day.

If that makes us crazy, so what? I mean it was this conversation between Alice and The Mad Hatter that speaks all the truth in the world.  All the best people have gone mad at least once or twice.

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#MusicMonday-When Doves Cry

Music Monday is back!  Sorry that it has been gone for a while.  I didn’t have a chance to post anything because school and homework took over my life for a while there. Back to the music!

This week, the music world as well as many music lovers lost a legend. The artist known as Prince was found dead in an elevator.  No one knows how he passed yet, but a week before his passing he checked into a hospital in Illinois because he had been dealing with the flu for many weeks prior.

I chose the song When Doves Cry because I think it is safe to say that doves there were many doves crying this week after his passing.

If for some weird reason you do not know who Prince is, he is a singer, songwriter, actor, plays all the musical instruments, and his genres of music range from funk, R&B, rock, soul, and pop.  He was the main character (The Kid), in the 1984 movie “Purple Rain,” and wrote all the music for the movie including When Doves Cry, as well as the song Purple Rain, based off the movie.  He was a very spiritual and private person, and lived out of the spotlight most of the time.  He was born in Minneapolis, where he stayed his entire life and career.  

I have never really been a Prince fan until a few years back.  I heard his music growing up, but never really got into it because it was not the type of music I listened to.  However, over the past few years, my musical taste has grown and I have grown to love and respect his music.  I love how Prince always made the music about the music only and not all the politics surrounding the music and the business.

Like I said, the world lost a legend this week and the music world has a huge gaping hole that will never be filled again.

Rest in Purple, Prince! I hope you are up in Heaven rocking out with all the other great musicians that we have lost over time!

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