I Am

I am a wife, mother, teacher, believer.
I wonder about big things like life and death and the possibility of eternity.
I hear the many names I am called and I wonder which one is truest.

I see myself in my children.
I want to save every child, starting with my own, from having to feel hurt or dumb or not enough.
I am a feeler and a thinker.

I pretend to be the best.
I feel inadequate most of the time.
I touch lives and minds.
I worry that I will never completely fulfill my potential…or read all the books.
I cry in laughter, frustration, and sadness.
I am an actress.

I understand that doubt is ok.
I say “I love you” frequently.
I dream of a day when love will win.
I try to walk the path I talk.
I hope I am not letting you down.
I am a work in progress.

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About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. This is just beautiful and touching and wonderful…all of the things you are.
    You’re a beautiful, amazing work in progress my friend.
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  2. I may have to make a book of all of these! And if you read ALL the books, I will be truly amazed!!! 😉

    And “I am a work in progress” is perfect. Aren’t we all?
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  3. Beautiful. I love your honesty.
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  4. “I am a work in progress.” So great, Katie. Loved reading this.
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  5. I love this. We are all a work in progress. I think it is nice when we realize that.
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  6. beautiful and full of feelings.
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  7. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to save all kids from that?
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  8. This is beautiful. xo
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  9. I love your answers. They are so beautiful and honest and just wonderful. I love that you are trying to walk the path you talk, I hope I’m doing that too. Love all of it!!!
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  10. I too worry about not reading all the books.
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