Hey there, woman who wants to do, see, and be #allthethings.
Someday, they’ll call me Lady Katherine. For now, you may call me Kathy.
Much like you, I’m in the pursuit of an idyllic life. I’m a wife, mom of three, business coach, published author, content creator, blogger, and podcaster.
My mission here at Idyllic Pursuit is to show women how to create a life they love.
I started blogging in 2012 because I wanted to share with women how exactly I lost 123 lbs in just over a year. I was answering the same questions day-in an day-out:
- What did you eat?
- Did you workout?
- Did you have stretch marks?
- What about loose skin?
By blogging my journey, I was able to provide a resource for women struggling with health and fitness. Not only that, but I was kept accountable. Over time, I came to realize that a health and fitness journey was more than calories in, calories out. There were so many more factors involved – particularly, emotions.
I didn’t find myself close to 300 lbs because I loved myself and my life. In fact, I suffered from crippling depression, PTSD, anxiety, and suicidal ideations.
Over the year it took me to lose my weight, I caught a glimmer of something – someone – different. As the weight melted, so did my mental health problems.
Seeing such a radical change in a short period of time led me to desire something so much more from my blog. I began to show women how they can live the good life. Idyllic Pursuit morphed into a lifestyle blog focusing on life, money, travel, home, and food.
If this is your first time visiting, I’d love for you to get to know me better. If you’ve got lots of time, start by reading my depression story, and then read about how my fitness transformation helped me find love again, or about my challenges raising a son with Sensory Processing Disorder and autism. My hope is that these posts will inspire, challenge, and change you for the better.
WHAT THIS WEBSITE IS ABOUT
Our mission objective at IdyllicPursuit.com: showing women like you that the secret to telling a great story is living one. We want to show you the magic of possibilities – that it is possible to live a life far bigger than your wildest dreams.
We do this by showing you how to create memories through adventure travel. We firmly believe that an adventure is worth having if it creates a great story. I traveled to 28 countries in under two years. You’ll find practical tips on luxury, family, and budget travel. This includes travel guides and trip reports—you’re sure to fuel your wanderlust here.