My love for reading began at a very young age, my father and I would sit for hours and look at books- I’m sure he got tired of it after a while, but we would always dive into the stories, often times making up our own little versions as we read them.
As I grew older, I learned to read more and more challenging books. My favorites were The Babysitters Club and the Goosebumps series. I think I have read every book in each series, they were my security blanket in a way.
Growing up, we didn’t have a lot of money, so we didn’t take lavish trips or vacations. Reading books was my way of visiting places I had never been. My bookshelves were full of fantastic worlds that my imagination could explore.
I have never lost that thrill of finding a new world to sink myself into, and I hope I never will.
This is me. My name is Kerrie, and I’m 30 years old. I grew up in a small town in Michigan, and I moved to another small town after meeting my husband. I’m funny, I’m shy, and I love to read. Not only do books let me explore other worlds, but they let me escape when this world gets to be too much for me.
I have been married since July, 2013, and my husband is my rock. He gives our family so much, and he is my best friend (as cheesy as that sounds). We lean on each other in the best ways, and we have so much fun together.
I struggle with social anxiety, and generalized anxiety. This makes it difficult for me to talk to people, but once I get comfortable with you, I probably won’t stop talking. Since I have been struggling with mental health issues since I was a young teenager (maybe even before that), I decided a long time ago that I wanted to be a counselor for kids. This dream will soon become reality as I have finally achieved my degree in Psychology. I’m planning on going back to school soon to begin my Master’s degree, but at the moment that’s been put on hold.
(my son and I when he was a little baby)
(My goofy boy now)
I am a stay at home mom right now. I have a son, who is my entire world. He is a four, which means I am very very busy chasing him around every day. He loves to read, which makes me so proud. He’s also started soccer this year, which is so fun to watch.
(one of his first favorite books: No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed)
In January of 2017, I had my beautiful daughter.
She has brought more joy to my world than I could have ever imagined. She is the calm to my son’s storm, and she is the sunshine that I have so desperately needed.
(My beautiful girl on his first birthday)
(The book may be upside down, but at least she’s trying!)
(Brother and sister sharing a story)
Though I am happy as I ever could be now, it didn’t start out that way. After I had my beautiful son, I struggled with postpartum depression for many months. I talk about it here. I hope you will check it out 🙂 The fact that I was so caught up in my depression, was one of the reasons why I started reading so much again, it has helped me in ways that I cannot explain. I am excited and appreciative for the opportunity to read books, review them, and bring my joy to you.
If you, or anyone you know is struggling with a mental health issue like anxiety, please check out BetterHelp an incredible online resource that can provide information to help get you on the right track.
I am also a recent TOP REVIEWER and Book Advocate on Netgalley!