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    • Streaming on Twitch

      1 year ago

      katerbater

      So, I've gotten into streaming and have been streaming on Twitch for a few months now, since the middle of the summer. I stream a variety of games, like Dead by Daylight, RWBY, Ori and the Blind Forest, Escapists, and so many more (I like trying out indie games too).


      If you ever wanna check me out on Twitch, you can find me at katergames. I hope to see you guys there!


      I recently have taken a long hiatus from posting here, but I will try to write more journal entries going forward. I have missed talking with all of you. How are you guys doing?

    • Honeymoon Part II: RTX!!

      2 years ago

      katerbater

      So I got married May 20, 2017! We honeymooned in the Outer Banks for a few days, but we cut that short so we could also go to RTX for our honeymoon! Can't wait to geek out with my new husband!

    • NaNoWriMo 2016: Day 2

      2 years ago

      katerbater

      I definitely had a better day today than yesterday. I did not have any of my classes because there was a rally on campus (Obama visited), and I wasn't going to be anywhere near campus because traffic would have been awful.


      So I wrote today instead. I couldn't stop writing and almost forgot to eat lunch. I did have to take a break from writing to work on some homework for classes. Despite this, I wrote 3,587 words today! I am proud of myself and hope I can keep up the pace (though I know I will probably have some rough days too).


      Total Word Count: 4506

    • NaNoWriMo 2016: Day 1

      2 years ago

      katerbater

      So.. I started out sort of strong. Woke up earlier than I normally would before work and started writing. I had a good flow going until I had to go to work.


      I knew it would be difficult, but I really didn't think classes and work would affect my ability to participate. I simultaneously want to write but also by the end of the day I'm like "ok night night" and on top of it I have schoolwork obviously.


      But on the bright side, I have two awesome friends who are also doing it with me and are encouraging me all the way.


      I didn't make it to the minimum amount of 1,666 words today, but I still feel like it was a good day, since this is the first time I'm ever participating.


      Total Word Count: 919

    • last minute signup for NaNoWriMo 2016

      2 years ago

      katerbater

      So I literally just decided to sign up for NaNoWriMo with absolutely no plan for what I'm going to write! This is going to be interesting, especially since I've never participated before.  stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes Definitely planning to keep a journal of my progress. Stay tuned!


      If you're doing NaNoWriMo, add me as a buddy!

    • I'm getting married in a little less than 7 months!

      2 years ago

      katerbater

      Yep, I'm getting married to the love of my life. I am so blessed to have met someone like Jacob. We fit together like pieces of a puzzle; his strengths make up for my weaknesses, and mine his. He is so much less anxious than I am, and he is able to calm me when I have anxiety. We are opposites in this regard, but we also have so much in common in terms of our interests (e.g. gaming).


      I never thought I would actually find someone with whom I get along so well. It feels as though we were made for each other (as cliche as that sounds). I actually used to think that I would end up alone, and this bothered me a lot. Jacob was my first--and now only--boyfriend, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Patience, though I didn't always have it, was worth it in the end.


      But back to the wedding. It's going to be on May 20, 2017! I will have finished my first year as a grad student at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the library science program. I originally wanted to wait until fall 2017. But my brother just got engaged to his girlfriend as well, and they are planning for October next year. Jacob and I wanted an autumn wedding, but I didn't want to take away from my brother and future sister-in-law's special day by having ours so close to theirs.


      My mom is convinced that the planning can be done in 6 months, and I told her, "All right! As long as you help me plan since I have classes and work to deal with." She is so beyond excited. The only thing I am really worried about is not being able to become healthier and lose some weight before my wedding.


      I have always dreamed of wearing my mom's (and my nana's) wedding dress, but they were super skinny. I'm talking Scarlet O'Hara skinny, if you get my reference. There is no way I'll be able to lose enough weight by the wedding, but I've long since come to terms with this fact and not being able to wear the dress. What really bothers me is that I hate pictures of me (especially lately). I have gained, and I wanted to have enough time to get healthy again. I am so incredibly worried about hating my wedding pictures. Also, dress shopping. I get incredibly overwhelmed by my weight when trying on clothes; it depresses me. So I'm not really looking forward to trying on dresses because it will be so disappointing. 


      What I really want is a good exercise regimen that I can follow to get back in shape, even if I can't get back to how I want to look for the wedding. I am currently doing the Full Plate diet, which focuses on filling 75% of your plate with fiber-rich foods (beans, veggies, fruit, etc.). But I have yet to implement a good exercise plan. Any suggestions?

      I know the whole "body positive" mindset is what people are emphasizing now, but I have to be personally happy with my body, and I'm not. I don't care how other people view me, but I do care about how I feel about myself. And being healthy (not necessarily skinny) is what I want, and I don't feel or look that way. It's hard to be excited about the wedding when I think about how I will look and feel on one of the most memorable days of my life. I tend to dwell on things (especially negative memories--I go over them in my head over and over), and I don't want this to happen with my wedding.


      Phew, sorry for the rambling. This was basically a stream-of-consciousness journal entry.

    • finally getting there

      2 years ago

      katerbater

      I've been settled in NC and in library school for a few months now. It's fall break. It hasn't been the easiest transition; my dog passed away the week classes started and my uncle passed away the day after my dog, among other family troubles. But overall I'm glad I'm finally working toward my goal of working in preservation and eventually becoming a book conservator.

    • It's finished!

      3 years ago

      katerbater

      I finally found time to finish my Monty scarf. It took me a while, but I'm so happy it's complete! <3

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    • 3 years ago

      katerbater
    • Well, it's been a while...

      3 years ago

      katerbater

      Wow! I can't believe it's been so long since I've been online. I just haven't had the time. Was working 50 hours a week this past summer for Rare Book School and then had to move to a new apartment, and find a new job when that one ended... And I'm supposed to be working on my grad school applications. That's just not happening yet.

      I have been so overwhelmed these past few months, and I forgot how much comfort and enjoyment this community brings me! It's good to be back.

  • Comments (6)

    • LadyOddDuck

      4 years ago

      Happy Valentine's Day! It's been lovely getting to know you these past few months. Your scarf is coming along amazingly!

      This comment brought to you by the Warm Fuzzies Project. Now go spread the love. smiley12.gif

      • katerbater FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Awww thank you soooo much! This is so sweet! I'm so happy to have met someone as nice as you, and thank you for all the advice you have given me! Happy belated Valentine's Day!!! <3

    • MissZahrah

      7 years ago

      smiley0.gif Hi! *waves*

      • katerbater FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        7 years ago

        Ok. ttyl!

      • MissZahrah

        7 years ago

        Things have changed around a bit recently, but it's still RT! Enjoy (I'm off to bed just now, actually, so I'll chat with you more later) smiley1.gif

      • katerbater FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        7 years ago

        Hi!! :D It's been a while since I've been on here. Haha.

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