Why “But I want a pony!!”

Ah yes. Rebranding. When I chose “Katie Talks About”, I was just kind of half-assing a name and not really giving too much thought to it. It doesn’t really describe me or do much other than get my name out there. It’s boring. And I’m not boring. Well, ok, sort of, but not that boring.

So I started to think about what really DOES represent me that hasn’t either been taken yet, or isn’t totally lame, and I realized that every time my daughter whines about wanting something or going to do something and I’m not giving in to her, I always say “But I want a pooooonnnyyyy!”.

We all want it all, don’t we?

Here’s the deal. I work full time. I have a husband and a child and 3 cats. I actually am on the payroll for 5 different companies. I’ve got thyroid issues and I’m overweight, meaning I’m often tired and worn out. I volunteer for some local organizations and I try my best to have a social life once a month or so. But here’s what I’m not: I’m not crafty. I can’t cook well. My house isn’t immaculate. I’m not like most bloggers. That doesn’t mean I don’t want to be. I’m just not.

So what you get from me is the best I can give you. It may not be perfect. It may not be pretty. But it’s from a real person living a real (busy) life and doing what they can. That doesn’t mean I don’t WANT it all, or to be that amazing blogger traveling everywhere, posting perfect crafts or meals in their spotless kitchen. It just means I’m coming to you as someone doing the best they can while still holding on to big dreams.

You’ll get a lot more of me, a lot less of reviews or sponsored content. You’ll still get it, but I’m not going to stress myself out as much with deadlines or perfection. I love blogging and I love the opportunities I’ve received and brands I’ve worked with, but I’m not going to kill myself in order to be perfect.

So there you have it. I’m not perfect. I may have blog envy. But I’m still happy doing my own thing.

I wanted a pony. I got a mule. You can't have it all.

I wanted a pony. I got a mule. You can’t have it all.