ABOUT

Hiya, kats + kittens.  My name is Katie Lee Roque.  I’m a San Diego gal living currently residing in South Bay Los Angeles.  I’m 35 years-old, but am animated like I’m 21…Okae, 13.

WHY DID I START BLOGGING?

Honestly, I’m a wreck when it come to speaking to people.  When I was younger, I was the SHYEST person and it took a lot for me to open up.  The nerves came + it showed as bright as a tomato on my cheeks.  Writing was always easier for me to express myself because people wouldn’t be looking directly at me, but at only at my words.  Fast-forward.  I began challenging myself to do things I never saw myself doing, mostly socializing.  Golly, was that tough…Still is to this day.  It allowed me to experience life the way I’ve wanted to, instead of thinking, “Awe shucks, I bet that was fun.”  PFFT!

In 2011, I put on my big girl pants and started a blog (it’s now archived).  I really enjoyed sharing daily loves, food + pieces of my life.  However, there came a point when I didn’t like the direction my posts where going: unfocused + uninspired.  I was going through changes in my life + felt that my words or photos were not good enough for anyone to see. So, I decided to take everything away from the public eye + take baby steps by posting privately.  This was the right move.

SO, HELLO AGAIN!

 WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND NAME, “THE KATE GATSBY”?

*sigh*  It’s a pun.

Gloves + kisses,

Katie Lee