About Karen

lover + empath + artist + dreamer

These ‘About Me’ pages are just the worst, amiright? Trying to muster up two paragraphs to let you know about who I am and why I write without sounding cheesy is tough.

karen the writer

I started my blog after the demise of my second marriage and discovered that writing helped me get my head straight.  Being able to put words to feelings was cathartic, so I just kept at it.  I’ve never been consistent at it, but I love it.  And while you won’t find me here every day, or every week even – when I’m inspired by something, you’ll find me laying it all out here.

karen the person

If you’re familiar with the Enneagram, I’m a hardcore FOUR.  Deeply emotional, often melancholy, creative and connected to all things beautiful, constantly searching for deeper meaning for my life, and ridiculously sensitive.  On my best days, I’m an empathetic powerhouse of change.  On my worst days, I’m an ashamed victim of life’s hard knocks.  I’m working on not being quite so high maintenance.  😉

karen the photographer

I photograph real life.  Photography was another hobby I picked up after my second marriage crumbled in an effort to channel my pain in a creative manner.  It worked and I fell in love with the art.  Then it turned into a business and I became super jaded by it.  I’ve recently learned to love it again by pledging to photograph ONLY what makes my heart sing – which is real life.  The good, the bad, and the heartbreaking.  You can read more about that here.

If you want to know more about my photography, feel free to submit questions and inquiries using the contact page.