Thursday, July 12, 2012

Who I Am

I was thinking it might be a good idea to share a little bit about who I am and what kinds of things I'd like to write about.

I am trained as a classical pianist—I have a Bachelors and a Masters degree in piano performance—and teaching and playing music is such a big and joyful part of my life. I’ve taught both adults and children, spent hundreds and hundreds of hours in practice rooms, and battled my quite reserved inner self each time I’ve stepped on stage to perform.

I love to cook and last summer, I co-authored a locavore cookbook with my father, who did most of the writing, and little brother, who took the photos. More on that as we near the pub date in November!

Some of my fun, lighter fancies are: scouring thrift shops and antique stores for great finds; all kinds of design and decorating; DIY crafts; and all sorts of nesting (did I mention that I’m a newlywed?).

I’d like to write about some of my values: my views that the feminist movement got some things right but a lot of things wrong, and that my generation of women is paying for it; my thoughts on love and relationships in this day and age; my love of novels and books and how they teach us; and some reflecting on modern womanhood.

And I'd like to write about what runs through every vein of my body and the things that I consider to be my lifeblood: my faith as a serious Christian; my humble philosophies on marriage (many of them borrowed from people much more wise than I) and my own marriage; and the deep-rooted desire I’ve had ever since I can remember to have babies and to nurture and love them with everything I have.

So there we are. If cooking and classical piano and marriage aren’t your thing, hold tight! Maybe next time I’ll write about a DIY art project that will leave your walls thankful and your friends swooning.


  1. I was under the impression that "nesting" was prohibited...

    ; )

  2. Kate, I think you're right about the feminist movement getting a lot of things wrong, and how your generation is paying for it. I look forward to reading your thoughts on modern womanhood. This piece is so beautifully written--I really do look forward to following this blog!

  3. I'm very curious about which things you think the feminist movement got right and wrong... and while I suspect that you and I may disagree, I'd be very interested in reading your thoughts!

    1. Hi Kate--thanks for your comment! I do plan to write a lot more on this topic but I have touched on it subtly in a few posts so far.

      Here's one example:

      And my series on the Jane Austen Guide to Living Happily Ever After book is also partly a response to the modern culture of hook-ups and casual sex and the fact that so many women in my generation are taught not to make love and relationships a priority, but to make their careers their priority instead.

      I hope you'll continue to follow along!!

  4. girl- so glad you commented on one of my posts. you seem awesome, and i'm excited to be following your blog. if you want to chat about jesus, being a newlywed (just got married aug4th), creativity, or thrifting, I'm your girl. just shoot me an email.

    1. I'm so excited to be following your blog too! I love that we have so many overlapping interests, and yes, let's email!


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