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,