Happy One Year Blog Anniversary Living Amidst

February 8, 2019

One year ago was my first post here on ‘Living Amidst.’ I was so nervous and scared, but it had been something I  wanted to do for the longest time. It would take me another two months to share with people I knew, but you know what they say, baby steps.

A year ago, Parker was just turning 4 months and I was learning what it was like to be a stay at home mom. I didn’t know exactly what I had jumped into with blogging and wasn’t as prepared. I had seen so many people start blogs, be consistent, and find much success. Blog posts were in my head, so I thought how hard could this be?

Oh how wrong I was! I didn’t have a system set up and had no clue what I was doing. Let me be clear, I still don’t. I put so much pressure on myself, and would preceded to get upset when I didn’t meet those goals.

I started this blog as a creative outlet, but in the past year I got lost in that. When I wouldn’t put a post out when I wanted to, I was upset. I compare myself to other bloggers who have been doing this way longer, and was wondering how come they were having success and I wasn’t.

It has taken me a month or so off to step back and reflect. I am taking this back to the beginning and remembering why I started ‘Living Amidst.’ This blog is meant to be a way for me to express myself, show what life is really like, and connect with people going through similar situations. Life is hard, and it’s nice to know that people are going through similar things as yourself.

Moving forward into the second year of Living Amidst things will change a bit. This is starting with a new theme and layout of the blog. Watch as we get our house, family, and hearts ready to become a family of 4. Life will be getting a little more hectic, but I have some ideas to help simplify.

The name behind ‘Living Amidst’ came about because I wanted to write and share about many different topics in my life. I am a wife, mother, women worried about her health, wanting my clothes to match, learn how to put makeup on, wannabe chef/baker, and so much more.

Let’s make year two of Living Amidst the best it can be. I hope you follow along on this journey of mine. I would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below, contact me via Facebook, or Instagram and tell me what you want to know!



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    Welcome to my little corner of the internet! Living Amidst is a Cincinnati-based lifestyle blog. Katie is a wife, mother, and a woman fighting Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. This little space was created when my son was four months old and I lost who I was. Living Amidst became my corner of the internet to find myself again. My Instagram and blog focus on motherhood, self-care, and my journey through my recent diagnosis of cancer. Read More

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