Hi, my name is Kathy. I started my blog in early 2008 as an outlet for writing – my dream is to be a published author and I am little by little working my way toward that, while taking care of my husband and two dogs, working full-time as a copywriter, chipping away at my endless list of books to read, and doing endurance sports.
Contact Me: specialkkluthe [at] gmail [dot] com
honesty. truth. God. faith. reality. questioning. trying to figure things out. life. confusion. hard stuff. emotions. body image. fitness. food. fun. love. running. nature. husband. friends.
I strive to make my blog as authentic as I can and share about life as it really is. I don’t package everything up with a pretty little bow and pretend that I am always happy as a clam. I have struggles, trials, temptations, failures, doubts and have found time and time again that being open and honest serves other people going through similar situations.
I also share what I’m learning about God in my Christian walk, with all of the messiness and joy that comes with it. Since becoming a Christian in 2005, I have learned over and over again that it is only through Christ that I amount to anything – and it is because of Him that I have a purpose in life and value as a person. He is my hope, my inspiration, my calm amid the storms of life. He is the reason I get out of bed in the morning and the person I praise when I go to bed at night. He is my everything.
I make no excuses for my faith. I will probably step on some toes and offend some egos. I don’t do that to throw my faith in anyone’s face. Rather, I post my honest and real beliefs here because Christ is who I have staked my life on. It would hypocritical for me to not share, not to mention dishonoring to Christ Himself.
I am learning about life as I go, trusting in my heavenly Father to provide and protect, and praying for the Spirit’s strength to glorify Christ in every situation by finding my joy in Him, and Him alone.
That said, I am not a pastor or a theologian. I am not above being wrong or mistaken. If anything I say here doesn’t line up with what the final authority of the Bible teaches, call me on it.
If you’re wondering, my blog used to be called Joy in Being Broken but I changed it to Life, Really in August 2011, not because I am no longer a broken person, but because I combined my triathlon/running blog with this blog and wanted to make the title more relevant to a fitness readership.
My sweet husband, Travis, and I have been married since May 19, 2007, and currently live in Denver. We have two adorable furbabies named Katy and Charlie. They’re a handful and sometimes get into trouble but we love them.
I was born and raised in Minnesota. Since moving to Colorado in 2007, I have discovered that I love my home state (despite freezing winters, humid summers and bugs galore) and Travis and I talk about moving back someday (he grew up there too). Though we love living in Colorado, Minnesota has our hearts.
Some Fun Facts About Me
Favorite color: Green (formerly purple)
Favorite drinks: Coffee, Chocolate Milk, Wine, Margaritas, Black Cherry Mike’s
Favorite foods: Ice cream; chocolate; Curried Couscous with Broccoli and Feta; Wallaby vanilla yogurt with Oatmeal Squares, sliced banana, and a drizzle of honey; mushroom Boca burgers with sweet potato fries
Favorite hobbies: Reading, writing, running, triathloning, hiking, camping, cooking, baking, decorating, crafts, traveling, shopping
Bachelor’s degrees: Print Journalism and Spanish Studies
Dream vacation: Mediterranean cruise to Greece, Italy, Spain and France (at least)
Fitness Goal: To run a marathon in 2012