About Me

A while ago, I realized I wasn’t too happy, just stuck in the same routine with the same outcomes. I am 21 years old. Ever since, I’ve been on a mission to truly experience my life and say yes to the world and its limitless possibilities. I’m not a fan of the completely outrageous, and the things I expose myself to are for my personal satisfaction alone. If you all would like to join in admiring all the world has to offer, and my reactions to it, you’re more than welcome. I just hope those reading this understand that there is so much out there for us to explore and enjoy, and there is never an excuse worthy enough to justify excluding yourself from life.

Me, exploring the world

The original purpose of my blog was focusing on college living, but I’ve come to realize such a subject can be quite narrowing. I’ve even gone on to expand to another blog detailing my adventures with food and fitness, Happiness Through Health. I’ve also found the need to expand because I am not going to be defined by the school I attend, but by the choices I make while a part of its community. Still, I will include the original “About” section, as it is the set up and inspiration for the start of this blog:

Your time spent in college is supposed to be the happiest time of your life. With new friends, new experiences, and new surroundings there is always something to be excited about. However, at certain times of the semester those wonderful times can seem far removed. Whether it’s the winter chill, intensive projects, or a bout of homesickness there are always times when that happiness seems far removed. This blog will also showcase the wonders of college life (minus the wild nights and illegal frills) and prove that joy is ever-present, even if slightly veiled.

38 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Judging from the general mood of your about me, I think you might enjoy “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin. Check it out- I love it and leaf through it frequently :]

  2. Hey, thanks for liking my post, Blueberry Almond Scones! 🙂 I remember coming to a similar realization, and conclusion, about joy and happiness when I was in College too! I’ve only read a couple of your posts, but I’m enjoying them! 🙂

    • Thank you so much! I’m going to enjoy trying out that recipe for Blueberry Almond Scones (though I have a pail list item regarding cooking all of the recipes I’ve collected, and this will just add to the pile haha)

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  4. Hi Katy! I just wanted to let you know that you have won the A Lot on Your Plate gourmet giveaway! I was looking for an email address to contact you on your blog, but couldnt find one so I wanted to reach out to you here! Please contact me (http://www.alotonyourplate.com/contact-us/) with all your details so I can send the prize out to you this week. Congratulations and thank you so much for checking out A Lot on Your Plate!!!!

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  7. Kathy,
    I’ve been trying to get ahold of you…You WON my Holiday Giveaway! I sent you an email asking for your mailing address but never received an answer. Please reply! Thanks and congrats!!

    • Yay thanks so much! I never received an email so maybe it ended up in my spam folder 😦 but I’m super excited to have won!!! If you’d like to send it to Katy Hancock – 3128 Caroline Hall – College Park, MD 20742 that would be absolutely wonderful. Thanks again and have a great holiday!

  8. Congratulations Katy for listening to your inner spirit. Be wise about your choices, but do reach out in love (loving yourself as well) and enjoy the journey you are on.
    Thanks for stopping by my post today and “liking” it.

  9. Hey Katy!!! We chatted a few times on my blog but I am finally checking out yours. It is amazing!!!!! And Inspirational. I wish I had your wisdom during college because it was a rough time and only figured things out after I left Uni.
    Anyway doll, don’t stop being amazing and keep up the good work .

  10. I’ve nominated you for the Best New Blog of 2013 award in the 2014 Bloggies because of your upbeat happy blog, I wish you the best of luck and want everyone to vote for you on Sat 1st March at http://2014.bloggi.es 😉 (I think this is a 2013 blog, at least according to the achieves on the sidebar. How awkward would this be if you had been blogging since say 2012? Just say nothing)

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