The Girl, The Guy & The Cat

I think it’s about time to re-write this a little bit. My name is Kirsten, some people call me Kadie. I live in the beautiful Annapolis County, Nova Scotia with my husband Edward also known as Eddie and our 8-year-old cat Max, pictured below. We live on the outskirts of the Annapolis Valley between Digby and Annapolis Royal. I am 39-years-old and my husband is 37. We don’t have any children at the moment but have plans to hopefully eventually foster or adopt.  We have been married since August 26th, 2016.

Edward and I live in a small 2 bedroom house (cottage really) that my parents purchased around this time last year as an investment. We moved to the Digby area after living together in Halifax. He is from Halifax and my mom’s side of the family is originally from the Digby area. We made the choice to move down here after a lot of thought. We figured it would provide us a better work/life balance and the area is just beautiful. It hasn’t quite worked out the way we had hoped but we don’t regret it and know that eventually, it will work out.

Above is a picture of our sweet cat Max. As mentioned he is 8-years-old. He was a very rambunctious kitten and had a mean streak when he was younger. He has mostly settled down and loves to cuddle or laze around. He has a sweet disposition now for the most part but still has a little bit of the spunk he had as a kitten left. He’s my baby and has been with me since he was 8 weeks old.

In 2016 while we were trying to conceive I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and put on insulin multiple times a day. Since then with further testing and trial and error, I am now only taking Glumetza and using a Freestyle Libre flash glucose monitor. We have not given up on trying to conceive but it is unlikely to happen so we are not concentrating on it and instead, if it happens it happens and if not we have plans as mentioned above to foster and/or eventually adopt. I also suffer from Fibromyalgia which I was diagnosed with in my mid-twenties, along with Dermatographia and Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria (these are most likely related to the Fibro).

I was also diagnosed in my late teens/early twenties with Depression, Anxiety and Panic Disorder which has come back a bit over the last few weeks after a car accident. Depression and Anxiety are also common (co-morbid) with Fibromyalgia as well as with Diabetes (of any type). Up until very recently I have been coping rather well with all of it and was not taking much for medications other than for Diabetes. If you have been a reader of my blog for a while you will know some of my history and if you are new, well then Welcome to A Story About A Girl, my personal blog.

The Domain & Blog

The domain and blog name come from the song A Story About A Girl by Our Lady Peace. If you would like to know more about the domain name I have a good post called “What’s in a name?”. I have had the domain and site for about 10 years and have posts going back to 2005 that were hosted elsewhere. I have been blogging regularly for about 16 years and have had a host of blogs, sites, and domain names prior to this but I can not for the life of me remember most of them. I started using WordPress in 2003 the year it was released and have been using it ever since. I have tried other blogging platforms but it never lasts too long. I love the usability and versatility of WordPress. This theme was coded by me and Underscores by Automatic. I have loved blogging and designing websites for years and have always enjoyed reading other blogs and getting to know people with common interests online.

All photos on the blog are either ©copyright myself or they are stock images usually from Pexels, Unsplash or Pixabay unless otherwise stated. Icons are from FlatIcon.