Who is Katy Lee?

I have been posting now for a few weeks, and I thought this week I would share a little bit about myself with you all.

I wear a lot of hats. And I mean that in a figuratively sort of way. When I sat down to write this, I actually stumped myself on who is the real Katy Lee? Did I want to share about my role as wife to my helpful and handsome husband and mother to my three young children? Did I want to talk about how we fostered and adopted one of them and the whole process of that part of my life? Or maybe that I home educate them and love that I learn something new every day along beside them. Then I thought perhaps I should keep this more professional and talk about my joys of working in the church as a Children’s Ministry Director, where I get to share and simplify God’s message with His precious little children on a weekly basis, and also, where I am an inspirational guest speaker, hoping I encourage lots of people to find their God-given voices.

Do you get the picture yet? Can you see me changing my hats all day long? And sometimes I’m wearing them all at the same time.  I’ll be honest, though. When I try that, it’s not a pretty picture. But still, that image did not stop me from taking on one…more…hat.

My writer’s hat.

I have always been a closet writer. (See Jamie Pope’s post about that) Secretly writing down the thoughts and stories stuck in my head, whether I jotted them down in spiral-bound notebooks or clacked away on my ancient typewriter, and then later on my laptop. I had an all-encompassing need to get them down on the page.  Or I should say pages. Pages upon pages upon pages. But all those pages never left the closet.

Until last year when Melody Mesini started screaming at me that she better not get left in the closet like all those other characters who were still in there. Yes, Melody Mesini is my heroine from Real Virtue. Her story needed to be told to more than just me. Hiding her in the closet would help no one.

So I opened the door to let her out. And I followed her with, yet, another hat.

The Unlocked Secret: With my new hat on, I can say, I am Katy Lee, and I am a writer. But I think I just heard my kids calling. Someone is stumped on finding the area of a parallelogram. So for right now, it’s off with my writer’s hat and on with another.

So, how many hats do you wear? Tell me about them.

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13 thoughts on “Who is Katy Lee?”

  1. Katy, fantastic picture of you.

    I went through a similar experience being a closet writer. I started my writer’s journey way back in 1996! My children were so young then and I felt I needed to wear the motherhood hat first and formost and then my job hat. So I only wrote in bursts.

    It wasn’t until 2009, after mentally tormenting myself for not finishing what became Ascension did I finally commit to writing seriously (see here for more.). Now I proudly wear the writer’s hat along with all the hats in my life.

  2. You are so smart Katy and remember I want your first book that you publish. Love you my dear and keep up the good work

  3. I love the picture, Katy. It really is you. I’m proud to say that for as long as I’ve known you, you have worn each of your hats with beauty, grace, and a spirit of love.

    As for me… Hats, you ask? I need a hat rack to keep all of mine straight! I think as women, we are naturally meant to be multi-faceted beings. Wives, mothers, worker bees, nest builders, athletes and artists. I have learned to embrace my inner-Sybil and accept that I will never be happy being just one thing. Exploring the possibilities in life is what makes the journey so amazing. By the end of my life, I hope to have amassed a collection of hats to rival Jackie O.

  4. I agree! I often think of myself as a plate spinner. I get one plate started, then leave it for a few minutes while I tend to a different plate. And another, and another. I have a set of china up there to rival the White House! But you can’t leave any plate alone for very long or the whole thing comes crashing down on you. As long as you keep everybody in motion, you might find that you have a minute to catch your breath.

  5. I love the plate visual. I’m a huge fan of Amazing Race, and one of the challenges the contestants had to do was the plate act in a Chinese circus. They thought it would be sooo easy. HA! Many of them gave up and left to do the other challenge.

    Too bad that option isn’t available!

  6. Great post! I never thought about how many hats I wear on a daily basis. I always considered myself just Darlene. Now that I think about it (total thanks to you!) I wear the mother hat, the writer hat, the motorcyclist hat,the girlfriend hat.. and a ton more.

    🙂

    Darlene

  7. Hi Katy, I was a closet writer for quite a long time. Then I realized God changed my life dramatically through writing and through writing, a lot of internal wounds were healed. It was then that I found the courage to wear my writers hat outside the closet, as a means of telling people what great things God has done for me. It’s been a little scary t times, but so wrth it.
    Thanks for sharing Katy, have a blessed day.

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