The Story Behind This Blog

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Hi there! I’m Katherine, a former higher education professional turned housewife, blogger and entrepreneur. This blog is about finding happily ever after in the middle of the mundane, and using gratitude and a positive mindset to turn the ordinary into extraordinary. I like to tell stories, so this is a collection of short stories, some true, some fiction, to hopefully inspire more happiness in this broken world.

A Little About Me

I spent the first 15 years of my adult life in careers in higher education where I earned my bachelor’s degree in business administration with majors in marketing and management while climbing the career ladder. My accomplishments, hard work and positive attitude resulted in promotions and a role as one of thirteen champions for the organization’s Lean initiative, during which I earned my yellow belt certification in Lean Six Sigma.

In Spring, 2016, my husband and I made the decision for me to stay at home with our two young children. Interspersed with caring for them, and spending time with my husband, family and friends, I write for this blog.

A Little About This Blog

When starting this blog, I asked colleagues, friends and family what is one thing about me that sets me apart. The majority said listening and problem-solving. Others said insatiable positivity, gratitude, authenticity, writing and communicating. When I sat down and thought about how to translate those skills into a blog that is worth your time, I realized that I use listening and problem solving every day in order to live a happier life.

Happily ever after isn’t something you find. It’s something you make. I believe in creating a way despite obstacles, and everyone has the potential for insatiable positivity by choosing to see the beauty and happiness in every day. There are common themes that help me accomplish this, gratitude, a positive attitude, questioning automatic thoughts, confidence, and love. I’m here to share what I’ve learned (and am still learning) along my journey. Will you join me?

And they lived happily ever after . . . with a little work, a positive attitude, gratitude, pixie dust, whiskey, and a whole lotta love.

The greatest compliment you can give me is to share my work. If you enjoy this blog, please share.

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