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Katie Elizabeth Hawkes (katilda)
Attended Brigham Young University
Lives in Palo Alto, California
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"I used to look at my extensive 'friend' list and not want to let any of it go. Now I'm getting less, but I'm getting exactly what I want."
I'm a notorious clutterbug. I had one friend in high school who used to offer to clean my room for was that bad. Ha. Looking at my dresser from where I'm sitting now, I can see the ol' habit in action: stray jewelry,...
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“When you die, if you get a choice between going to regular heaven or pie heaven, choose pie heaven. It might be a trick, but if it's not, mmmmmmmm, boy.” Jack Handy I'm not much of a baker. Or a cook in general. I eat all my...
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I took a few minutes yesterday and read through some of my old blog posts, mostly from that "featured posts" column on the left side of my blog design. There's some good stuff over there. Like this and this and this and t...
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"Because there's just one life, you know? Just one chance at it. Just one story to write."
I saw a movie last night that was pretty "eh" to me but did make me think a little. It was called While We're Young and told the story of a couple in their early 40s whose friends are all having babies (RELATABLE), so the...
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"It's borderline intoxicating, in those moments, how strong nostalgia can be. It just fills me up with a kind of ache for things that are lost and an intense thrill about whatever is about to come and a curiosity about what it is, right now, that I'll be missing most in future days.

"Also, it reminds me yet again that hurts pass and desires change and the things that disappoint don't last forever. It reminds me not to get too hung up on any letdowns, because I can look back and see so clearly how past wounds have healed into scars that don't hurt me anymore, and also how often what seemed like endings so frequently yielded unexpected second and third chances where I thought doors were closed."
I am easily prone to nostalgia. Particularly at specific times of year. I used to think it was October that sparked it the most, but lately I've been feeling it pretty strongly about spring. So, I think it might just be any t...
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Ch-ch-changes up in these parts!
*In advance, forgive any parts of this that don't make sense or come across incoherently. I've had a hell of a weekend and my brain may or may not have been fevered or vomity (it's a word, sure) when I wrote it. Shrug. Onward...
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"My heart is so full. My soul is healed a little bit. What a beautiful time to be alive."
There are a hundred things I could say about the events of the past few days. Gay marriage. SCOTUS. Facebook debates. Rainbow profile pictures. There are a hundred things I could say about my (strong) opinions on this or that...
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"Sometimes it's easy to demand everything from one person, and expect them to 'get' you on every level, and to feel shortchanged or disgruntled if an important piece of your life just.doesn' with someone when you"
A few years ago, I dated a reeeaalllly quiet guy. I don't mind quiet. I actually mind loud more than I mind quiet. But I remember this particular relationship felt a little too quiet...which made me worry that we didn't have ...
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I've been doing stuff lately. I totally have. Life is short and it's too easy to get caught up in monotonous know: sleep, go to work, watch Veronica Mars, maybe do chores, more sleep, lather, rinse, repeat. I ge...
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"Cracks and crevices and pretty parts and all."
One of my favorite things in life are those delicious moments when I pause in the middle of whatever I'm doing and realize how HAPPY I feel. Happy, content, brimming, sparkling. All that jazz. Just those moments where I'm sud...
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I watched a movie. It made me think things. And therefore blog things.
Sometimes movies just strike a chord with me. The first time I saw Meet Joe Black, I wandered out of my apartment afterward in a haze and just kind of walked around things. I felt wide-eyed and in the moo...
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It's probably because the last few blog posts were hijacked by the Italy recap, but I came home from work today dying to write. First I walked to the corner deli for a sandwich. Turkey, cream cheese, cranberry sandwich. One o...
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"Goonies never say die."
Writer. Blogger. Free bird. Bedazzler. Thrifter. Mormon. Millennial. Frisbee addict. Suns/Dbacks fan. Gluten free. Mover. Shaker. Runner. Wiggler.
Bragging rights
I once got a trophy for having a great personality. I also tackled a pig at a rodeo.
  • Brigham Young University
    family studies, 2008 - 2009
  • Southern Utah University
    journalism & music, 2005 - 2008
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Writer. Also, saving the world and stuff.
writing, editing, blogging, social media, communicating, planning, ambitious crossword puzzling, pig tending
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Palo Alto, California
Scottsdale, Arizona - Forth Worth, Texas - Gilbert, Arizona - Cedar City, Utah - Provo, Utah