Though I haven’t yet made it to the altar, I have some of my own personal stories. Here are just a couple of them: When I was a newcomer to St. Petersburg, Florida, I met a guy I liked a lot. One day we were walking down St. Pete Beach. Three houses down from the Don CeSar Hotel and Resort was a beautiful A-Frame shaped house. I don’t know what drew my attention to it, but I said to him, “I love that house. Let’s go knock on the door and tell them we’re beggars off the street just so we can get a peek inside!”
“That house?” he questioned. “Why that house?”
“I don’t know. There is something about it I like. It’s my style,” I answered. Turns out, it was his mother’s home. How was I to know? I had only resided in St. Pete three weeks. A marriage didn’t materialize but a friendship did.
And here is another:
Five days before my 35th birthday, I prayed, “God, please send me someone to date.” That Sunday night I attended Mass at a different parish. On my way to the parking lot, I got into a conversation with a tall, dark and handsome man. Our first date was the day after my 35th birthday, but he asked me out five days before I turned thirty-five. We had a nine month courtship, and we still remain friends.
So there you have it. I believe in love, fate and destiny as much as I believe God gave me a writing talent. I believe in the institution of marriage. And though marriage isn’t always easy, being single isn’t a cakewalk either, which leads me to introduce my second book titled The Dating Debacles of Daisy Fields. We all have to ask ourselves the question, “What exactly in life is easy?” Daisy Fields encounters one crisis after another and uses her self-deprecating humor to entertain readers as they strap on their seatbelts and take off on this singles’ roller coaster ride life has engineered for Daisy.
I’ve been told that I am “eclectic.” I don’t write just one genre. I can write romance, mystery, humor, self-help, spiritual/inspirational, fiction, nonfiction, articles, and poems. I was even asked to write an obituary and was honored to do so!
When I turned 50, I reflected on my life and all the lessons I’d learned. From that, Fifty Lessons Learned in My First Fifty Years was birthed. I love to coin quotes.
Because I am the “go-to girl” and advice guru for my friends, I became a certified life coach. But sometimes…I have to seek help from a coach to get my own life balanced and straightened out. That is normal, right? (I laugh!) But, seriously, due to the lessons I learned in divorce court, having experienced some real doozies in what I call my “dating career,” I coached a couple that was on the brink of divorce and they reconciled their marriage. Then I coached a divorced couple, and they began dating again.
I love people! I love life! I love hearing from and communicating with those who reach out to me. I want my writing to touch your life and the lives of those you share me with in a big way. I want you to relate to my work, be moved by my stories, inspired by the power and truth behind the words and become a better person because of it. I write what God dictates!
Love to All,
Ironically, my first book titled Marriages Meant to Be is a collection of true and unusual stories on how couples met, yet I’ve never tied the knot. And, just as ironic, I wrote the majority of Marriages Meant To Be while working as a court reporter in divorce court. But it was there I collected an awesome chapter titled Bound by Destiny from a circuit court judge. It’s funny how life has its twists and turns!
Well, it seems I am a mystery to many but not to myself. I write with my left hand but I use my right hand for everything else. Except when I write on a chalkboard or anything upright (like the checkout terminal), I naturally use my right hand yet I was never taught to write with it. (I still haven’t figured this one out).
In the year that I was attacked while out for a jog (details in A Prayer and a Promise), the good that came from the bad was that I put my writing talent to use.
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