Hi! This is me, Kat, with my puppy Magnus. He is a Giant Alaskan Malamute and is only about 6 months old in this picture.
My first blog assignment in my digital citizenship course is to start out by outlining my web presence. I have website, Twitter and Instagram accounts, and a Facebook page for my business. I have a few more Facebook pages, one for my Mary Kay business (not really active), and one for my church home group. I have one for a charitable organization I started, and also for a discussion group for a book I am reading. I also have a Canvas account, but I don’t think a link would work for that. I also have an AirBnB account (my cabins are on Glamping Hub too).
FB Hmgroup: https://www.facebook.com/kgeuea/
I guess my private spaces on the web where I exist in are lumped together with the list above. I am not a very private person. I do have my personal Facebook page.
My parents were missionaries in the Philippines and I was born there. They have passed on, but I still have my older sister and brother. I married two soldiers (not at the same time), but the first one traded me in on a different model. I have been married to my second husband for 17 years and we have 6 kids together. He retired 3 years ago and we have been living out our Alaskan dream. I am still teaching, but in the summer months I go to Kodiak to host our AirBnB cabins there. Our cabins are a bright spot in my heart, because they represent our future.
You ask who I am, what I care about… Many people in secular education wouldn’t want to hear my answer to that question. I love God and I seek to please Him with every ounce of my being. Everything I do is, in a sense, for Him. I spend 5 hours every Sunday at church and 3 hours on Thursdays practicing and then playing with our praise team. Every other Saturday night I host a dinner at my home. Every day of my life I start with devotions at 5:00 in the morning. In the long run, even the cabins are for Him. Eventually, I want to run a non-profit that sends burned out ministry leaders to the islands to recuperate.
Besides all things religious, my biggest hobby would be reading, especially SY-FY. I am also pretty crafty; I like decorating and making things. I wouldn’t participate in a protest because I don’t like to burn bridges, and bridges do get burned. I don’t even like to offend people on Facebook… It was hard for me to write the stuff about my faith above. That probably all has to do with the position I hold in our family’s birth order – I think that the baby is the peacemaker. If I could change anything in the world, it would be to teach others to love. If I could change anything about myself, it would be to make myself better about following through with things.
Like my instructor in the course, I Walt Whitman too; I happily teach about him several times a year. I also teach about the American poetess Anne Bradstreet, and I echo her sentiment below.
“There is no object that we see, no action that we do, no good that we enjoy, no evil that we feel of fear, but we may make some spiritual advantage of all.”
List #1: Things I love about the island
solitude, tides, loons in the morning mist, the absence of time, freedom, sea otters and whales, driftwood, projects, creativity, peace, beachcombing, campfires, coffee with a view, stretching myself and doing new and scary things
List #2: Things that bother me
complaining, gossiping, laziness, impulsivity, bad tempers, lying, weakness, excuses,