Hi, My name is Karen. I am a mom of two boys, a wife, and a writer.
It is easy to get caught up in describing ourselves by what we do, but in the last few years I have spent a lot of time getting comfortable with who I am.
I am an artist. I love all things creative and artistic and want to ignite that interest; not only in my boys, but anyone I can. I may not always be great at everything I do artistically but it gives me peace and happiness to let the creative side of me out without judgment.
I am a Nurturer. I love being a mom and have always been ready to help someone. I have learned to trust in my intuitive nature, stop second-guessing myself, and I believe no one should ever have to fight or demand to be treated with kindness, love, and respect. I love learning about human nature and have always wanted to help others. I hate to see injustices and pain caused by things that can be changed and healed with just a small amount of empathy. Things that I am passionate about I love to share with others. I believe we all have an interest and need to find common ground with others or at least feel as if we are not alone.
That is why I like to write and share my stories; I need to know that I am not alone and find someone else who can relate and understands, and I also want to let others know they are not alone; to feel comforted with the connection of hearing stories of similar experiences. I have made it through so many tough times in my life because of books.
I have searched through many different professions in my life trying to find where I fit and discover my life’s purpose. I had considered going to school to be a lawyer, or an advocate for children and teens. I gave being a personal trainer a try and then because of my love of human nature began studying to be a psychologist. I wanted to understand why we do the things we do and was fascinated; I still am, in how the human mind works. I started getting my college degree in psychology and was about six months away from finishing when I married and had my first child. After having kids and putting my college degree on hold I began working toward starting a photography business. I knew in my heart that my passion was in the artistic realm, but I let others influence my goals criticizing that an artistic career was not the most mature and intelligent path. I spent my life living for others and trying to attain some unrealistic expectation put on me by everyone in my life, and also by myself. I spent my life feeling the need to please others and earn love by being good enough, whatever that means, and all I had done was rob myself of what I was supposed to be.
So I have embraced who I am and I am still working at being the best me, and that is an artist and a writer!
My love for books incorporates almost anything literary. I tend to favor more mystery or crime fiction, but don’t let that comment fool you; I will still read any genre or book someone recommends. I always love to get new recommendations for books.
My love for reading is where my love for writing began.
-It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it. –Oscar Wilde
Another thing I can’t get enough of are quotes. It goes with my love for words, so if you read my blog you will find many quotes. We can always learn something from those who have come before us.