Hey there! I’m Katie!
I’m so excited you’ve come across this site. My goal here is to inspire you to “chase vibrance” — to live the everyday, mundane moments of your life with JOY + INTENTION.
I began blogging back in 2011 when I was just a young married gal as a way to stay in touch with family and friends. Then as I trained for a half marathon and lost weight in my mid-twenties I used it as a fitness journal for my new, healthier lifestyle. I added in lots of recipe posts, baby updates and rambled a lot about my life (still do, sometimes!) as I became a mom in my late twenties.
As I entered my thirties and had three kids in 3.5 years, I began to feel like I was just going through the motions…diaper change, dishes, kiss boo-boos, discipline, laundry, lather, rinse, repeat. Existing, but not thriving… far from the energetic and purposeful mama I imagined I would be.
We were in survival mode and I felt like the sippy cup that got lost in the van for weeks with milk inside it. Things looked ok on the outside, but under the cap….well, that was a different, more gag-inducing story.
It all began to shift for me when I heard a little alien on a kid’s show chirp, “that lights me up!” You can read the whole story HERE. That little question began my intentional pursuit of joy in the everyday mundane moments.
And that is the journey I share here at Chasing Vibrance.
If you’d like to dive deeper into YOUR life of vibrance check out more about our FREE 5 Day Chasing Vibrance Mini Course!
What You’ll Find Here
- PRACTICAL HELP with things like meal planning, looking cute on a budget, finding healthy recipes, a morning routine, and fitting fitness into your everyday life!
- ENCOURAGEMENT to know God personally and experience His grace in everyday moments just like the one you are living in.
- EMPOWERMENT to find what lights you up and walk out your God-given mission in the mundane and meaningful moments of her life.
- COMMUNITY where you are safe to be vulnerable and broken and in process. Progress not perfection.
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I grew up in a small town in Indiana and after a very round about journey (living in Texas, Indiana again, and Michigan) have ended up back in a small town in north-central Indiana. I love that I can see the stars twinkle at night and the county fair is the biggest event of the summer.
I have three cute kiddos who bring me so much joy! God is certainly teaching and refining me through them! (There is no test of patience like potty-training! No test of humility like being covered in another person’s vomit! No test of self sacrifice like the sleep deprived newborn days!) They are crazy and adorable and make me laugh out loud multiple times a day! This is real. family. life.
I am married to an awesome husband, Nate, who works full time as a worship and tech director at a church. I first starting crushing on him when we worked together as camp counselors–tall, musician, funny, good with kids, shaggy haircut — he was checking all my boxes! He’s the creative, fun, spontaneous one in our relationship!
I’m the more “loves a good list”, 10 year plans make me swoon, will make you homemade soup when you’re sick, and always forgets to pack a phone charger one.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Counseling and have worked in churches, social agencies, and Christian ministries throughout my career. I’ve always been a writer, including my fair share of moody teenage poems and very poor short stories.
I like to curl up with a cup of coffee on Saturday mornings and force my kids to watch HGTV shows. Target is my kryptonite and dry shampoo is my friend.
Let’s chase vibrance together.
Thanks for reading! Always feel free to drop me a comment or email katemovingforward at gmail dot com! I love it when you talk back to me! 🙂
Keep chasing vibrance,