Hi. I am Katy and I am an oversharer. I am the wrong side of 30, Mum to Maggie (human) and Little Bear (canine), and wife to Chris (also an actual human and not just a figment of my imagination). We recently made the leap of moving out of London to Tunbridge Wells, which we never thought we would do but parenthood makes you do some drastic things.
I originally started writing this blog as a diary for myself to document my journey into motherhood and beyond. I had allsorts of weird and wonderful names planned for it, with tenuous links relating to being a Mum. I even bought a few ‘witty’ domain names, but in the end, none of them seemed that authentic to me. You see, I have a tendency to label myself depending upon what I am experiencing at that moment in time. For example, at uni I was a student. At work I was/am a Publicist. When Chris asked me to marry him, I was a fiance, and then a wife. When I fell pregnant I was a mum-to-be. Now, I am a mother. It is very easy for me to forget who I am. Having a new(ish) baby, and I don’t think I’m alone in saying this, I often find myself trying to remember who I was before I became a Mum. So, in case I need reminding, I now have a blog called I am Katy.
Fundamentally, I want a space where I can remember the rollercoaster ride of becoming a Mum, which isn’t just limited to the little squares on instagram. I also needed an excuse to spend an hour a day on the sofa with a glass of wine to mull over my thoughts and share them with anyone who cares to read them!