Hi. I’m glad you’re here. Let’s get to know each other. I’m Kate. Not a Mrs. Not as reckless as you would expect.
Who am I and what am I doing here?
Well. I’m still struggling to answer the first half of the question, but here are the facts: I’m a 21-year-old student of English philology, currently living in the beautiful capital of Poland. I’m in love with linguistics, I like working with words and, one day, I might become a professional translator. But let’s leave that for now. I quite enjoy being at university and want to make the most of my time there.
I’m a tea addict. I drink from giant mugs only and always fill them to the very brim. If nothing spills, it means I didn’t pour enough. If you ever visit me at my place, I’ll offer you at least fifteen flavours of tea to choose from.
I’m convinced that I’ve been writing ever since I learned how to hold a pen. Even before that happened, I was probably already writing stories in my head. I like to create people who don’t exist and complicate their lives, although these days I’m often too busy complicating my own. My mind’s always busy with something and writing is both my safe haven and a fast lane to insanity.
And yet, I feel that I still haven’t earned the privilege of calling myself a writer.
Which kind of answers the question of why I’m here. To allow myself to write and see what comes out of it. And since you happen to be here at the same time, please feel free to enter my world of controlled and reasonable recklessness. I can’t promise that everything will make sense here, but I’ll do my best to keep it interesting.
One more question. Why Mrs Reckless? You’ll probably find it disappointing, but there’s no deeper thought behind it. I was listening to You Me At Six a lot at the time of creating this blog and it’s just a nickname borrowed from their song called Reckless. Disappointing, I know. But there isn’t a thing that cannot be fixed with a little dose of fiction – and for that you can head here. (It’s always a good time for a little bit of shameless self-promotion, right?)
Mrs Reckless is someone I’m hoping to become. Quiet, careful and restrained in real life –on this blog, I want to be the opposite. Though there still tend to be the quiet periods, when I make a ton of excuses not to post and sometimes I’m still too careful and uncertain, wondering for ages whether or not I should just hit “publish”.
This is my challenge. To quit living in silence. To quit being afraid of voicing my thoughts. I want to take risks and see what happens. I want to scream loud and be heard.
So, would you like to hear me?