So, here is my very first blog post. Lawd, im kind of nervous! I have questioned myself for a week on what I wanted out of a blog and what readers I wanted. I figured out the answer to both. I have absolutely no idea what I want out of my blog, and I want all readers! Easy enough! (laughing). So to start off, if you know me then you know I'm scattered, motivated, and I like to do ALL things. If you don't know me then well....read that last sentence again. Im 26 years old, I am a full time cosmetologist who specializes in hair and makeup in a small town salon in Franklin, KY. I have been doing hair for 5 years and LOVE my work family, salon, and the town I work in. All of my immediate family resides in Franklin, KY and thats my forever home. Even though I live in a town bordering it, I will always call Franklin home. Why Katy80 as my page name? That started as my Instagram username, then turned into my actual nickname out in public. It just goes smoothly together!
A little bit about my family. I have 3 fur children, Lewie (Corgie/dachshund,something else mix), Patsy (14 week old Golden Retriever, and Drake (9 year old HUGE yellow lab). My dad is a fabricator (welder) and has owned a family business for over 40 years now, the business has been in our family for 80 years this year! WOWZA! Thats something to be proud of. My older wreckless brother Charlie, works along side of him. My mom is a drug and alcohol counselor at a Rehabilitation facility in Nashville, TN, Cumberland Heights. I have been married for 4 months so far...September 16th, 2017 was the day. My husband is a salesman at an Electrical Supply house, and also a very handy man and can do or build just about anything.
Heres a little back history on my self. I was raised on a farm, rode horses my entire childhood and teen years. I was also raised around drag racing and welding. I started watching my dad drag race as young as 9 years old, when we bought our race car, a 69' tube chasis Camaro with a 383 cubic inch block, that roughly runs about 116mph in 5 seconds. He taught me how to drive when I was 13 or so, and I took on the love for it since then. Its the biggest adrenaline rush I have ever experienced. I started racing full time when I was 18 until about 21, and then life came along and took my interests to other things...but this past year I went back to the track!
I started welding when I was very young, I honestly cant remember the age. I was on the welding team in high school and competed through FFA competitions. I helped at my dads shop during middle school and high school. And again, life took me other places, so don't ask me to weld anything you want to depend on. I worked at a farm supply store throughout my senior year, left and went to WKU to obtain a degree....which I failed miserably! Whoops! I cant say I didn't have fun though! So many memories from the college days, some that I don't remember. During my short time at WKU I worked at Quickfuel Technologies tig welding and building carburetors for race cars. I quit that job to go to beauty school, so random. Everyone was shocked. It was my hidden talent and now my career sooo I must have made the right decision.
When I said I was scattered earlier, I didn't mean scatter brained, not completely anyway haha! I am just all over the place with things I want to do, interests, and hobbies. If you ask me what I like to do, the answer could take me every bit of an hour to explain. I have wild dreams and goals. Im a hairstylist and makeup artist who likes to take back roads and listen to country music. The lake is my LIFE. I could live at the lake day in day out when it's warm. I bought my first boat in May of 2016 and it was my best investment thus far! I crave adrenaline and driving our race car. I love creating, building, and painting, to see the outcome is so rewarding. I like Chinese buffets and Dr. Pepper. I live my life alot of times based on country songs or always finding a way to compare my life to one. I love my friends, the ones I have had for over a decade, and the new ones I gain every day! I open doors for elders, or pick up some change if they drop it. To me the little things make a huge difference in someones day. I smile in the grocery store, and I wake up with a new outlook on every day. You couldn't make me angry if you tried. Only I can do that to myself. I would like to say Im a fitness expert but I would be lying straight to your face. I like hot yoga when Im done, and I like leaving the gym, not getting there. Can I get an amen?! I struggle with the fit life every minute of every day, but hey it's not easy or everyone would be doing it! I mean I could type forever and ever right here in this paragraph on all things about me and what I like, what I want out of life, and so on...but then I wouldnt have anything else to blog about!
Im going to leave this here, for you all to read and get to know me a little bit more. I look forward to writing and entertaining you all, along with myself.
Have an amazing day!!