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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Minnesota Blogger: Katie from Slowly But Surely!

Hey Minnesota Bloggers! I heard about the group when it first developed and I was always jealous because although I'm from Minnesota, I was living all over the country. After a few twists of fate, I'm back in my home state and am so excited to introduce myself!
My name is Katie and I blog over at Slowly But Surely, where I write about tackling big life goals and everything along the way.

I graduated from the U of M in 2010 with a degree in journalism. My career quickly turned into marketing when I accepted a job in Charlotte, NC at a social media start-up...that never quite started.

So after 6 months I packed up my little car and moved to New York City, where I had always dreamed of living. I worked for a great publishing company, and had an excellent roommate and small group of friends. However, I missed my long-distance boyfriend from college and I couldn't hang in such an expensive city for very long. After 1.5 years I decided to move to Wisconsin to be with Matt and the weekend he helped me move we got engaged! Unfortunately, after 8 months of trying to plan a wedding and start a new life together, it didn't work out and now I'm back in Minnesota! How's that for "long story short?"

I ran the New York 1/2 Marathon last March and I try to stay as active as possible but I have yet to tackle the big 26.2!
My time was actually 2:57 but with such a big crowd I got a late start ;)
I love a night out with friends,

a good book,
Book club anyone?!

and a good glass of wine.

My latest hobby is helping my parents live a healthier lifestyle, by cooking meals and taking them to Lifetime Fitness. It's hard to break old habits but their progress is so rewarding!

Anyway, thanks for letting me introduce myself! You can follow me on Instagram (katiep624) and Twitter (slowbutsure_kp) and of course my blog! I'm looking forward to getting to know you ladies better and joining your next meetup!

Thanks for being a featured blogger, Katie!! Although we hang out at Lifetime in real life, can't wait to see you at our next Blogger Get Together too :-)

Everyone say hi to Katie, and if YOU would like to be a featured blogger, feel free to inquire by emailing us at minnesotabloggers@gmail.com



Leah said...

I just started following Katie's blog and I'm excited to, because she seems super great!

Becky said...

Nice to meet you Katie! Following your blog and instagram now and looking forward to meeting you at a future meetup!

Kara said...

Nice to meet you Katie!


KRISTIN said...

So great to "meet" you Katie! It's always been my dream to live in NYC!

~Dawn~ said...

Nice to meet you, Katie. Can't wait to see you at one of our next get-togethers. :)