"Wherever you go, there you are" is something my mom quoted often in my life growing up. I used to laugh at how ridiculous it sounded until I realized what it meant and how it could be applied to my life. As I was going into my teen years, my mental health issues decided to … Continue reading “Wherever You Go, There You Are”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE4dfgpQrYM I just feel like celebrating all my successes. I've come so far. You can watch my YouTube video to hear my reasons for celebrating. Go Katie Go! Join me in giving me a round of applause! It's so important for us to celebrate our successes - no matter how big or small. You are … Continue reading I Just Feel Like Celebrating
I've been dealing with a lot lately as well as feeling a bit bummed about winter coming. I realize I haven't gotten out as much as I should have this summer. Today I got out and did some clothes shopping - which I hate! But, I've had to accept that I'm not going to go … Continue reading My New Normal
I just wanted to do a quick update on my mental health as it's been quite a while. The Seroquel decrease has gone really well. I'm on 50 mgs less than I was a few months ago. We are now going to leave it where it's at through the winter and then look at it … Continue reading Mental Health Update
I posted this blog post last week and then unpublished it. I felt a wave of panic, like it was too soon to be bearing my soul. Today, I realized I've been bearing my soul and sharing some of my worst experiences with my followers for awhile now. My readers have read about the worst … Continue reading I Took My Life Back
https://youtu.be/HsluXtRzP0M My newest video post. Your voice has power.
"I am called a liar because I did not agree to have sex in the way that my wife wanted and she threatened to hurt me if I didn’t go along with it. So I tried even though it made me feel gross and uncomfortable. Then she criticized me for not being more enthusiastic. I … Continue reading #MenToo – @strikeoutss Story
This past weekend my hubby and I took a day trip to a local park and did a little hiking. I haven't done as much walking this summer as I would have liked. It's been hot and I've been unmotivated. Sometimes self care is getting out there and doing things you don't care to do. … Continue reading Weekend Self Care
Today I had the most incredible experience. A co-worker brought in some monarch caterpillars for the children’s department desk. I named the first one Katie... as my blog name is Becoming Katie Butterfly... this morning when I came into work. She had become a butterfly. I got to let her fly away. It was the … Continue reading Becoming Katie Butterfly
Food for thought. I usually try to have the best attitude possible. Be upbeat, uplifting, encouraging, inspiring, caring, loving - all those things. I've noticed lately though that my attitude downright sucks. Maybe it's the mood swings from my current medication change. But, I've noticed that I complain way more than I should. I'm cranky … Continue reading Attitudes Are Contagious – Is Yours Worth Catching?