My name is Katie Elaine. I grew up in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, Utah where I would spend my weekends watching Newsies in junior high and moping about in high school. I grew up reading L.M. Montgomery, Austen, and Bronte and listening to broadway musicals and stealing my brother’s Cocteau Twins albums.
I had a hard time settling on a college. I attended two before graduating from Utah State University with a BA in American Studies. Two years later, I became a Master of American Studies. At least, that’s the diploma Purdue University gave me, but I still feel like I have a lot to learn.
After living in New Orleans for almost three years, I moved back to Salt Lake City in 2011.
I started blogging because I once wanted to be a writer. That has changed over time, and now I blog because I experience things and for some reason, I really want to share my experiences. I blog because I am always taking photos of things, and I want a place to put them so others can see what I see. Some call blogging a self-absorbed hobby, and I can see their point. But I think of it as an attempt to connect – to let others see and experience what I do.
Part of that connection is eliciting a response. I would love to hear your response. Please, feel free to leave comments or contact me at KatieElaineArmstrong at gmail.
p.s. The name of this blog comes from this song — Fiery Furnaces: Evergreen.