An About Me is probably one of the most difficult things to write. How do you describe yourself so that people “get” you? How do you put into words the worlds that you inhabit? Well, I will have a good go, so here it is.

My name is Kelly. Katomdoc is made up of my first, middle letters and the first three of my two (yes, two!) surnames. I am a mother to three children, a wife, a daughter and the matriarch of my family. Family is important to me, but for my sanity, I have this space. I am a writer. An avid photographer and dip my heels into several other mediums depending on where my spirit will take me. From Podcasts to my Masters Degree. I am one busy bee.

I am an advocate for Mental Health, as I have depression, anxiety, insomnia, PTSD which got worse after the passing of my beloved grandmother, whom I was incredibly close with. This led me to find the strength to ask for help, and a lifetime of new medication and a look at how to improve my own self-care. I also am very vocal about autism, as my youngest is wired with a special extra-ability brain. All of this means that I have had to dig deep and make myself stronger, for my family and for those that have reached out and needed me to climb into the proverbial hole with them until they are ready to climb out themselves.

I have a dog; a Staffy-cross that cannot be around other animals, a tank of small fish and a tonne of books. My house is like a little wonderland of hidden treasures and a mass of kids bits. My room is like my cave. Mismatched furniture that slot haphazardly around my kingsize bed. Heavy drapes to block out all light and a TV mounted to the wall, though I rarely have time to watch TV. Everything has a place and a place for everything.

You may ask; what do you write? I am interested in darker psychologies, big events in peoples’ lives that are truly life-changing. I always say that stories find me – whether in dreams, fleeting thoughts that have snow-balled, prosecco and bath meditations where my mind has drifted into mental movies alongside the climbing steam. I write, what needs writing. Like an itch that begs to be scratched. I get wholly invested in the process. But to write I need peace, so really find the time during the school day. Again, you may ask about my photography – I like emotive qualities in pictures, shapes, landscapes, parts of the human condition. Just take a look.

Does this give you an insight into who I am? A deeper look at the person behind this screen? If you have any questions, you are more than welcome to email kelly@katomdoc.com

Thank you