(Re)Introducing Me

Whether we mean to or not – or like it or not – we all have labels. Some that we give ourselves, some given by others. Nouns, adjectives, verbs -all meant to describe us, meant to tell part of our story. These tend to change over time due to circumstances, growth, and change, some in our control, some out of it. Some will always be the same.

Mine have certainly changed over the years and have probably changed the most since I was last on this blog.

I am Kelry Mann – Jesus-follower, woman, wife, daughter, sister, friend, employee. Overthinker of everything, hard-worker, slight perfectionist, organized, conservative. I love Disney World, Coke and Cherry Icees, and The Office. I eat a lot of Chick-fil-a and watch a lot of reality TV. I have learned that I really appreciate dry, awkward humor. I had a nose piercing for almost 5 years of my early 20s but recently took it out. I just wasn’t feeling it anymore.

I am married to my best friend and live in a medium-sized town in Tennessee. He really wants a dog, but I don’t yet. We spend lots of time being silly together and talking about our life.

My family and I are really close. We just get each other. We laugh until we cry and our bellies hurt. We have made up many words that so much of the world will never hear because they are slightly embarrassing and just for us.

When I was in high school, I started writing a blog because I wanted to talk about beauty and fashion. Those desires changed before college, and I have not known what to do with it since then. Do I have anything interesting to talk about? Do people want to listen?

Maybe I can share my life, someone might learn something or laugh a bit.

Last time I wrote on this blog was in 2019 shortly after I started dating my now husband. So much in life has changed since then – we’ve experienced life, death, graduations, a pandemic, moving, new jobs, new friends.

It felt weird to just get back to this blog like nothing happened, like I hadn’t changed.

But I have. A lot.

I read back through some of the old posts on this blog a few weeks ago. They’re part of my past and not me too much anymore.

My goal going forward is to just share my thoughts, sort of like a journal. Who knows if anyone out there will even read it. When I am bored, I like to type and see what happens. So many thoughts in my brain that it’s nice to get them out quickly. Some of them might be worth something.

No parameters necessary. Just me writing whenever I want.

Maybe you’ll enjoy hearing from me.

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