- Friedrich Nietzsche
This has over the past few years become my motto in life. I love life sometimes; other times I just put up with it, like how you put up with a friend's irritating boyfriend/girlfriend as not to cause any more trouble than necessary. But for ever moment of hardship, we come out a little tougher than we used to be.
You're welcome to call me Katey, Kat, Comma, You-over-there-with-the-guitar, nerd girl, etc. Doesn't really matter. It's all cool.
I haven't been out of high school for long, I have been single for pretty much my entire life. I've struggled with my views on love since childhood and I'm still not sure of how I would define it at this point in my life. I've come to believe it's just one of those things in life that defies the bounds of vocabulary.
On the subject, I love my family, small as it may be, even if they do annoy me at times. I'm currently living with my brother, his wife, her mother, my two young nephews, and my younger niece. My family means more than anything in the world to me, since they're all I have. My nephews, though they're too young to realize it, have helped me through more in my life than anything else. I've lost a lot of family over the past decade, and through much of it they've been there to make me smile through the tears.
My mom died in late January 2009 and I had limited contact with my dad a few years after he and my mom separated, but over time you learn that grudges are a waste of energy you could be putting toward much more positive things. I've come to realize in recent times that hate isn't within my nature, and I no longer waste my time with grudges. My mom and I were extremely close; since my dad was never really around for either of us, we had each other to lean on, and that was pretty much it. We were sisters, best friends, just as much as we were parent and child, and it still hurts to think about her, to think about all that she's going to miss. I know that she's still here in spirit, however, and even though I'm not exactly what you'd call a religious person, I know she's looking out for me.
I'm a writer and a musician. Music speaks for me when words can't, and I am more comfortable writing than I am speaking. I am, to be honest, incredibly shy.
I'm also quite the nerd. Be forewarned of that. I play videogames, I play table-top RPG/strategy games, I'm very much into speculative fiction, I often ponder the possibility of life on other planets and if or when they're going to come here and take over the Earth, all that wonderful stuff. If you can't handle it, then please move along.
I'll almost definitely add more onto this as time goes by. I know this seems pretty full already, but I know I've probably left something out. No worries, it'll get put in eventually, and you can feel free to ask me anything you want to know. I might be shy in person, but I don't mind answering your questions. I'm one of the only people I know who really doesn't have much of anything to hide.