I swear I’m alive

Where have I been since December?

I totally planned on posting about my new planner as soon as I got it all set up and ready. But then school happened.

Yes, school. I returned to post-secondary school this January to start a year-long program for a Medical Office Assistant certificate. The certificate will allow me to work in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and alternative health clinics (massage therapy, chiropractors, etc).

I’m really excited about this new path I’m on, and I think the career I’m going for is a great fit for me. That said, school has been grueling.

I worked my butt off this past semester. It’s true. I have no more butt. It totally paid off: I got straight A+s in all 5 of my courses, and made it onto the Dean’s List. This will mean good things when I go searching for a job.

I have the summer off and then I’m back in school in September, with another 5 courses, this time five days a week instead of four.

My planner will be getting very heavy use.

It got very heavy use in Winter Semester too, of course, but since the semester ended I haven’t been doing much. I’ve been sleeping and working as many freelance hours as I can to make rent. But mainly sleeping. I haven’t written much of anything down in my planner, and the last habit tracker I did was in April. (I have been sticking to my habits though! Very proud of myself there.)

Honestly, I can’t believe it’s the end of June already. This year — and life in general, honestly — is going by so fast. My mom has a huge milestone birthday at the end of this month (70!!), I’m turning 32 in August, and my husband hits 37 two weeks after my birthday.

The summer is already half-over, and I am way behind in so many things.

What I’m not behind in, though, is procrastination with crafting. Ok, to be fair, a couple of things I made were birthday gifts for my mom. But otherwise…yup, completely avoiding other things that need to be done via crochet and knitting.

Well. There are worse ways to procrastinate.


Wow, that was a long hiatus!

It’s been a long time since my last post here. (And for a long time this site was down.)

So, 2015 was kind of a big year for me, and I ended up getting caught up in a lot of…well, life. I was ill, I got a part-time job that actually turned out to be full-time, I planned and executed a wedding (my own; yes, officially married now though we’ve basically been an old married couple since we got together), and I dealt with the fallout of our house flooding the week before the wedding and having 2 months of renovations basically be the tail-end of the year.

At some point in the middle of all that stress, I stopped posting, and then I completely missed the emails about renewing the domain name…and the site went down.

I had to put off restoring the site, because every time I tried it asked me for 100 dollars for some reason. But today I tried again, and it was back to its regular domain registration price of 10 dollars. I thought this meant that all my stuff on the site would be gone for sure and I’d have to start over, but nope! All here and waiting for me.

So that’s a happy surprise!

In the next little while I’ll be easing back into blogging here and doing Barefoot in general. Recently mom and I did an event in Langley, the Country Celebration Fair. It was a nice way to get back into the swing of things.

If we met at the event, hello! Welcome to my blog! The link to the right will take you to my profile on the Barefoot website, where you can order books online. Or, if you’d prefer to order via me, you can email or call me.

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Well, that’s all for now. Stay tuned for more posts about Barefoot books and so much more. Lots of exciting stuff happening and I can’t wait to share it with you!


Hello there!

This is me.

Hi! My name is Katje and I’m an Ambassador for Barefoot Books.

What’s Barefoot Books? Well, they create beautiful children’s books for kids the world over. I decided to become part of the Barefoot Books Ambassador opportunity because I believe in instilling the virtues of compassion and literacy in kids. I also believe we have a need for diverse books, and Barefoot Books features diverse casts in many of their products.

I don’t have any kids yet, but I live in Langley with my fiancĂ© and we plan on settling down and raising our future children here. I started this blog as a place to share my thoughts on Barefoot Books, literacy, diversity, learning, and life in Langley.

Welcome to my blog, and I hope you enjoy what I have to offer here!