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Katie Elizabeth Hawkes (katilda)
Attended Brigham Young University
Lives in Palo Alto, California
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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 and.....looked....at 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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"The Leaning Tower of Cheese-uh!" (Name that movie....) Second to last Italy post, you guys! Then I'll get back to my regularly scheduled programming of life insights and clever wit and....such things.... But right now, let's...
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Well I'm clearly taking my time with these Italy posts. #beenbackfor12days #hadsuchambition So don't mind me if I start posting them all at once so I can move forward and blog about other things. Like how much bacon I ate thi...
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"It made it clear that prison was not a cake walk by any means, but it was incredibly HUMAN. I went into it picturing more "prison break" and instead found a beautiful story about relationships, kindness, survival and compassion."
I grabbed this book off an airport shelf as an antidote to desperate boredom during one of my many wanderings and flight delays over the holidays, paid way too much for it (as airports require)....and then bought some overpri...
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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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If you're going to go to Venice, it doesn't hurt to accidentally time your trip during Carnevale. Let me paint a picture for you of what Carnevale (aka the Italian Mardi Gras) looks like in Venice: Labyrinth meets Maze Runner...
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The title of this one earned capital letters because that's how my heart feels inside when I think about this city. FLORENCE! This city is just my speed. Rome and Pompeii were a flurry of activity, but when I got off the trai...
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Dear 28, here's what I want from you....
I'm turning 28! It's my birthday next week! Meaning: birthday month. Meaning: time to make excuses for anything and everything I want to do (or eat) because "it's my birthday!" Y'all know how it goes. Y'all KNOW. Birthdays ...
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"There are things we can control, and things we can't. I think a lot of our emotional/mental conflict in life is caused by failing to recognize that and not living harmoniously with it. ....I feel most in balance when I can clearly recognize this reality, and choose to live with it instead of constantly fighting against it."
For the first time in what feels like weeks, I have found myself at a moment where my work queue is not a frenzy, and my brain is not too sick of computer screens to even think about blogging....so here I am! I have wanted to...
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Occupation
Writer. Also, saving the world and stuff.
Skills
writing, editing, blogging, social media, communicating, planning, ambitious crossword puzzling, pig tending
Places
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Currently
Palo Alto, California
Previously
Scottsdale, Arizona - Forth Worth, Texas - Gilbert, Arizona - Cedar City, Utah - Provo, Utah
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Tagline
"Goonies never say die."
Introduction
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.
Education
  • Brigham Young University
    family studies, 2008 - 2009
  • Southern Utah University
    journalism & music, 2005 - 2008
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Gender
Female
Other names
katilda