Welcome to my blog!
I'm Katie - I'm in my fourth and final year at the University of Cambridge, and babble and record anything to do with my life in England and associated adventures.
I row and I run, I read and I rant. I live, love, learn, and laugh.
I also eat, but that doesn't fit with the alliteration pattern.
I take photos of it all, and write about it here!
My first foray into the blogging world was my first term at Cambridge (all the way back in 2007!). The Ohio-to-England transition was certainly an experience, and I figured a blog would be a good way to keep my family and friends up to date on my happenings. Soon, however, my new life took over and the blog fell by the wayside.
I revisited the idea during the summer after my second year, when I did an internship at an NGO in Geneva, Switzerland, International Bridges to Justice. It was during this incredible experience that I first became aware of the power the 'blogosphere' and social media had to change the world, and again I toyed with the idea about getting back into it myself. But I didn't..
Fast forward to May 2010 - I was gearing up for exams and looking for something to do that wasn't studying. So I got back to my blog. Not sure why exactly, and again it didn't last long, as I realised beginning a new and time consuming hobby right before exams was probably not the best idea.
At the same time, I'd begun to discover the world of food and healthy living blogs. I honestly can't remember how this began - I think I must have been googling recipes when I came across a food blog somewhere. For a while I just book-marked interesting recipes when I found them, but soon enough I was sucked into the world of Google Reader and loyal blog stalkage. Since somewhere in the summer/autumn of 2010 I have harboured a secret dream to have my own 'real' blog.
In January of 2011, I decided to bring mine back to life. One thing I've read in a number of 'how to be a good blogger' kind of posts around the internet is that it is best to find something to focus on, and go from there. This has been my major issue - I like too many things! For one thing, the travelling/international aspect of my life continues to be exciting. I am hovering on the cusp of finally becoming a Delta Gold Medallion frequent flyer (this means more than 90,000miles. Crazy.), and don't anticipate settling down anywhere anytime soon. At the same time, I love food, and would probably love nothing more than being able to cook, bake and take pictures all day. Finally, while in Cambridge I have (somehow, someway) become an athlete, and discovered a love for rowing that I never expected. As my last round of exams approaches this spring, I'm taking a hiatus from the rather time consuming rowing world, and have begun to follow my mother's well-tread footsteps by hitting the pavement myself and becoming a 'real' runner.
So, what is going on in my blog? The reason for this ramble is pretty much 'I don't know.' For the near future, it will be my English life, with spatterings of food and fitness. Sadly my kitchen is the size of a closet and consists of a refrigerator and a microwave. I have managed to get creative with it, but when I am cramming down something in between library sessions function wins over form.
This summer (2011) I will be back at home with the most gorgeous kitchen known to man, so I do hope I can get back into cooking a bit. At the same time, I'll be doing a full-time corporate internship and attempting to keep up with running. This should make for an interesting time.
In the autumn, I head off to a year of working and living in Athens, Greece - my paternal homeland. While I'm there I'll be juggling working, family exploration, a bit of preliminary research for grad school, language learning, fitness (maybe more rowing?!), and obviously food. (I already checked, my living quarters finally have an oven!). So - future of the blog will continue to be diverse.
Essentially, (as I have already stated above. I like to repeat myself..) blog is a complete hodgepodge. But that's me! One thing is for sure - with a last name like Poseidon, life is always an adventure. :)