Time For Change

This blog is a secret no longer! I announced on my Twitter this afternoon that katiestocker.com is here and I’m so happy. ☺️

time-for-change

I love writing and have to stop comparing myself to others in every aspect of my life. This is a type of blog I enjoy reading and if others don’t, well that’s okay.

I love this passage from Louise Hay:

Often what we think of as the things “wrong” with us are only our expressions of our own individuality. This is our uniqueness and what is special about us. Nature never repeats itself. Since time began on this planet, there have never been two snowflakes alike or two raindrops the same. And every daisy is different from every other daisy. Our fingerprints are different, and we are different. We are meant to be different. When we can accept this, then there is no competition and no comparison. To try to be like another is to shrivel our soul. We have come to this planet to express who we are. I didn’t even know who I was until I began to learn to love myself as I am in this moment.

You Can Heal Your Life – Page 79

We all have to stop comparing and worrying what others think and just do right by ourselves. I’m learning to love myself more and more one day at a time. So I’ll just keep posting about anything and everything I love and want to write about, regardless! 💖

Katie ❀

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Why I Don’t Celebrate Halloween

When I was little, I always admired the photos of my parents dressing up for their annual Halloween party. They’d go as Punch and Judy or James Bond and a sophisticated Bond Girl. They looked seriously awesome and went all-out every year!

I took part in the dressing up ritual myself of course and loved getting chocolate and sweets by (mostly) absolute strangers. The ghouls and ghosts never seemed to phase me. The witches and devils I could handle. I conformed as so many others do and I know it’s only a bit of fun; a time to not take death so seriously but as I’ve gotten older that notion just doesn’t sit right with me.

You now see zombies and terrifying clowns. Girls (and boys) using this day as an excuse to dress obscenely and recently seeing photos of a young woman with fake cuts on her wrists completely disturbs and upset me.

How is it acceptable for our society to make light of death and horror? I turn on the news and every day all I hear of is destruction and inhumanity. Yet our western culture always turns a blind eye and on any normal day, seeing someone walk down the street with an axe in their head would drive a person to insanity.

But oh no because it’s Halloween, we can laugh at the horror because it’s not real. It’s fake and it’s a joke. It’s fun. But as unpopular as I know my opinion will be… it’s distasteful to me.

I could have just taken the easy route and have been like everyone else as I have been for years. Coming in to work and everyone being dressed as vampires and murderers could have been fine with me, I could have just got on and not said a word but I just couldn’t anymore and now the word is out…

I hate the Halloween of today. I will not celebrate horror and the promotion of violence.

Someday, I hope to like it again as innocent fun. A time to play dress up with my kids and be silly. But what it is now is terrifying and everything I hate about most people today.

Katie ❀

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