1. What is your name, tell us a little bit about yourself, and what you do.
My name is Katie. I am 27 years old, and I live in Tacoma, WA. I have two puppies who live with me, Jude and Klondike, and a boyfriend who lives very far away (Nashville, TN)! I have my Bachelor's in Social Welfare from the University of Washington, and am the Director of Social Services for a nursing home in my area. In my free time I like to hang out in my little neighborhood with friends. We walk to the vegan bakery, the independent movie theater, through the park or to the antique stores. I also spend a lot of time with my family, who live up and down the Puget Sound. Most of my money goes to flying back and forth to Nashville, until my boyfriend can afford to move out here (hopefully next year).
2. Where can we find you?
3. What’s your obsession right now?
Lately I have become obsessed with my discovering my little neighborhood. I live in a really cute part of Tacoma, with so many cute things to do and see. I have become focused on spending less time and dollars at chain stores like Target, and do most of my shopping and leisure activities at the shops within walking distance of my apartment. Just on my block I have an neighborhood owned/volunteer movie theater that shows independent movies, a cake bakery/coffee shop, a wine bistro, and an art gallery. Up a block is this fantastic park, and this awesome restaurant. I walk through this park, and I reach the salon where I get my hair done. I really like feeling so connected to my environment, and I like supporting all these smaller businesses.
4. Where do you get your inspiration and what keeps you motivated?
I am inspired by Mad Men, antique stores, pretty pictures, sewing/craft/cook books, yarn stores, pink, cupcakes, feminine things, music, and old movies, especially starring Audrey Hepburn.
5. What are your top 5 favorite blogs?
http://sometimessweet.blogspot.com - Sometimes Sweet
http://nothingbutbonfires.com - Nothing But Bonfires
http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com - A Beautiful Mess
http://blog.cjanerun.com - CJane
http://nieniedialogues.com - Nie Nie Dialogues
There are soooo many more that I read every day, but these ones are the ones I save for last! ;)
6. If you could only eat 1 food the rest of your life, what would it be?
I would either eat The Big Smooth from The Honey Hole (http://www.thehoneyhole.com/) or Coconut or Vanilla with Vanilla Buttercream cupcakes from Hello, Cupcake (http://www.hello-cupcake.com/). Oh my word. Now I'm hungry. Mmmmm.
I am: happy, alive, human, creative, understanding, an activist, one of “God’s Children”, a fairy princess, a born therapist, a tree hugging dirt worshipper, a hippie gypsy, a class act, a packrat, a Goodwill Treasure Hunter, a wannabe world traveler, a Franco-fanatic, a Harry Potter freak, a 4th generation San Franciscan, a Pacific Northwesterner, a Born-Again-Bohemian, Powered by Tofu, me.
I am not: perfect, patient, a miracle worker, a saint, cool.
Katie Curry, BSW
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi
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