In the early years of Wit & Delight in particular, this platform was a place for me to process experiences and feelings, including those that didn’t yet make sense to me. I wrote personal essays about relationships, mental health, becoming a parent, and what home means to me, among so many other things. In my twenties and into my thirties, this kind of forum for self-expression and discovery was exactly what I needed. There was something healing about the process, and it helped me evolve into the person I was slowly becoming.
Writing these articles allowed me to step into the softer parts of myself. They were written to help me process my own emotions and also in the hopes that others might resonate with my words. I hope you enjoy revisiting them.
BY Kate Arends - June 28, 2023
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.