This one time, I had cancer. It sucked. Still does when I start missing my mom (who did not survive it), and my Papa (her father, who also did not survive it). And even though I want to crater into a fetal position & drink chocolate milk every 6 months (the dreaded PET scan), I know I have been loved deep by Jesus. I would not undo it-I really wouldn’t. Cancer is the absolute worst, but, I made it look pretty sexy, if I do say so myself (GI Jane / circa 2012-2015).
I am obsessed with Downton Abbey & absolutely inconsolable its saga reached the end. If I can be Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham when I grow up, I feel I have completely succeeded in life.
Teenage-Kasey thinks the fact that adult-Kasey now teaches the Bible & hangs out with Christians is proof there is a God. (her boyfriend from senior year also finds it quite hilarious).
My parents allowed my 3rd grade obsession with ‘troll dolls’ to take a very tragic turn. I may or may not still have over 75 mini trolls hidden in an undisclosed location.
I.love.ink. You advance from ‘tattooed’ to ‘inked’ once you profess to the world you really could care less, by committed to an entire sleeve! (Gulp). In addition to my current ‘project,’ I have 9 tattoos in undisclosed locations. You can go ahead and take that number, multiply it by 5, and get close to the amount of times a “concerned stranger” (those are the best) has quoted me Leviticus 19:28 via comment, email or letter.
My over-the-top extrovert + ‘Enneagram 3’ ways can leave a wake of dazed & confused friends in my path. People close up to me most often have faces (see pic) like this. It’s why I suggest those near & dear, also ‘drink a little.’ Truth is, I just love people. Whether it’s on the road speaking, in the prison counseling inmates, in my backyard non-profit where people sometimes live, on a sweaty gym floor where I teach Bible study & fitness, or, in my mentor’s living room hosting Christmas Family Feud alongside my precious church family (also pic), I feel most like me when I’m with you.