About the Writer

Hello, my name’s Kari. I am from Seattle, thus the blog title.
I aspire to look at everything with an artist’s eye.

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Some of my interests are psychology and neuroscience, hiking, backpacking, social justice, animals, children, sustainability, cooking, baking, reading, and writing. I am often quiet and mellow. Much of the inspiration for my writing comes from the outdoors, the intricate inner life in my head, and people I admire or simply take note of as they walk by.

I have suffered from depression, anxiety and panic attacks, and anorexia. Though I am in a good place now and continuously grow stronger, I carry each of these struggles with me daily and they will forever impact my identity. These themes often appear in my writing.

If you feel so inclined, take a moment to say hello. I love making new friends!

37 thoughts on “About the Writer

  1. Love your blog name! Looking forward to reading more. I miss Portland’s rain, coffee/tea, and reading poetry. Even though Portland’s like Seattle’s younger brother, maybe I can find pieces of home here. Keep writing. Your poetry is beautiful.

    • Thank you so much, that means a lot! I can see Portland as Seattle’s younger sibling, but Portland also has a vibe all its own. I will enjoy hearing more about your adventures as well. πŸ™‚

  2. Hey Kari! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. As well as making my day, it let me discover your blog. Seems like we’ve got something in common.. Feel free to drop me a message if you like πŸ˜‰

  3. Hello Kari – I love your blog and particularly your honesty about depression and anxiety. I, too, have chronic depression and anxiety for which I am medicated and find that writing gives joy to my life. This was also my field of work (I worked for a community mental health non-profit) and I have found that for most people, it takes sometime to find what combination of support, therapy or medication works best. Even then, life just comes along and sucker punches you! My mental health was inherited (thanks mum and dad) but circumstances exacerbate my mood. Keep up the writing, both negative and positive, and be good to yourself.

    • Hi Kerry! We almost have the same name. Thanks so much for the comment and I’m glad to hear you’ve enjoyed my blog. I agree that there is a balance to be reached between types of treatment. I guess I’ve been experimenting with this balance for the past few years. Thanks for the thoughtful comment. I’ll look forward to reading your blog. πŸ™‚

  4. When I read your blog title I was like “seattle !! It has to be seattle !!” haha, I wasn’t wrong. I keep a great memory of this town, despite the many homeless people and the drug deals in the middle of the street πŸ˜‰

    • Haha you guessed right! There is a big homeless population here and some shady goings-on, just like in any big(ish) city, but I do still love it. Thanks for the comment and follow! πŸ™‚

      • I remembered talking a guy in Seattle and he told us that they were giving free bus ticket to homeless people living in San Francisco to go to Seattle. I wonder if he was joking πŸ˜‰

      • Hmmm… so that’s where they come from. Just kidding. I know it’s a very complex issue, and I think it might be related to Seattle’s mild winters. If you have to sleep outside most nights, you have to think about these things.

      • Glad to hear from you Kari! πŸ™‚
        Take your time and I’d be happy if you participated once you come back!
        Much LOVE,
        Sibella

  5. I respect your courage to be so open and honest about your personal struggles. I hope your writing and poetry provide you with a sense of calm and relief and that you ultimately find a peaceful and contented heart. Wishing you abundant joy, good health and a spirited journey through this realm.

    • Thank you so much for the considerate comment! I also appreciate your openness and honesty– I love reading about people’s genuine struggles and how they cope. All the best!

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