Let’s get acquainted shall we? I’m Kate, but I’m also Kathryn or Kat, depending on who’s talking. It’s a long story. Here’s the gist. I am a loving mother to my two precious littles, and a devoted partner to my spouse, who will be frequently referenced here as J. I am a daughter to my parents, who I call every day (sometimes twice a day because I am still a kid in so many ways). I am absolutely horse-crazy, living that #equestrianlifestyle on a major budget, and my oldest child is a 19-year-old Thoroughbred named Reggae. My husband and I adore our dog, Seamus, our first child together and without a doubt the kindest most patient member of the family. I enjoy yoga and running, which I miss dearly after a 3-year hiatus while growing our family. I am a licensed clinical social worker working in the eating disorders treatment field. Eating disorder recovery and women’s mental health are my jam, and much of what you’ll read here is based on my own personal and professional experience in these areas.
Oh yeah, I’m writing to you from Kansas City, my own Journey Up basecamp since 2006. To be clear, Kansas City is the Best Town in America but my heart is and always has been in the mountains. My friends can attest that I’ve been promising to move to Colorado for the better part of the last 15 years. One day.
I hope you find what you’re looking for at Journey Up, but most of all I hope you’ll seek connection here. If you are compelled to share ideas, collaborate, seek recovery and wellness resources or ask for help, I am here.
Until then, journey well, my friend.