You Keep Me Safe

Posted by: on Mar 19, 2012 | 6 Comments

This blog is like me. On the surface it is one thing. But if the light hits it right, you can see through to the scaffolding that holds it all up. The exterior is arbitrary.

photo scott braun

This blog is not about surfing, love, design or vanity or even inspiration. Its about writing. And connection. Writing (like surfing) is how my soul breathes. Without this act, I suffer. This blog serves as a safeguard against this suffering. The accountability protects me from neglecting myself. In a way, Dear Reader, you keep me safe.

You also keep me honest. Without you, I can sit down and write a bunch of bullshit and tuck it back into a drawer and fool myself into feeling satisfied. But thanks to the magic of the Interwebs, I can write, push a button and have an audience. The audience keeps me authentic. Its scary and sometimes, I admit, I still allow myself to feel shitty over mean emails and negative comments. But mostly, what I feel is connected. Connected to the beams and the boards that are the core of me (splinters and all). Connected to you.

Maybe the melancholy of being out of the water so long is just making me sentimental, but I guess, what I’m trying to say is thanks. Thanks for reading and for coming back.

Thanks for keeping me safe.



  1. Hannah Gosselin
    March 19, 2012

    Katie!! I’m so happy to see you writing! Do you remember when we used to write, I think I do, way back when and look at us now living and breathing it, keeping us alive.

    I look forward to being your audience, Katie. Feel free to be mine too, if you like.

    Smiles to you!

  2. Elle
    March 19, 2012

    A wonderfully honest and fearless post K. Please write more…a book maybe? ♥

  3. Alexis B
    March 19, 2012

    Thank YOU

  4. Raj
    March 19, 2012

    I dont really know you. But I feel like I do. I want you to know that you are connected. And you are safe. But I hope someday you find someone who truly loves you and committs to you so that you understand what those two words really mean.

  5. E.Alland
    March 19, 2012

    Lady K –we met through your words and where ever I go –we will continue meet through word. I’ve got just a week or so left here….but you will come w/me to the Jungle and you know what??? I’m gonna need you there : )))) take care K…. we do have to talk one of these ol days….. Evy

  6. Iceman
    March 27, 2012

    Your scaffolding, inside and out, is easy on the eyes and head. Keep up the excellent writing work (likewise, keep Scott at the 1-2-3 smile lens-eye helm).


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