My name is Catlin and I am obsessed with storytelling.
(This is where you all say "Hello, Catlin" like we are in some kind of support group)
I was a bit of a wallflower in school (lets be honest, I still am) and could often be found reading or writing short stories.
I fell in love with photography after my class started a chapter on Modern History that had real photos of the stories being told. I took a journalism class and fell even harder. (Eat your heart out Nicholas Sparks).
When it came time to graduate and start thinking about college and what I wanted to do with my life, there really was only one answer: Photojournalist.
There was one, teenie - tiny, problem with that though; to be a good photojournalist you kind of have to go to (and get in the middle of) lots of conflict...and I have an aversion to getting shot at.
That sparked the idea to just follow my friends around and tell their stories; then that knocked over the dominoes in my head and I realized that those stories are just as important as the ones in Time Magazine. In a lot of ways, they're more important. The small moments in our lives are what shape who we are.
I love the way a couple looks at each other when the other one isn't watching; the way a mom holds tightly to their toddlers arm while looking at fish in a river.
When I'm not being a professional people watcher, I still have my face in some kind of story. I have a slight obsession with TV, Movies & Comic Books so if you know what a fandom is...we'll get along just fine.
Music is another form a storytelling and I believe you can tell a lot about a person by what is on their playlist. My top 5 right now? Sam Hunt, Eminem, Strome, Charlie Puth and Five Finger Death Punch...yeah, you can say I have a bit of an eclectic taste.
I married my high school sweetheart the day I took my SAT and we've been married for 10 years. I have an older sister that I am very competitive with (although she has no idea) and we bought a duplex so my mom can live with us (but not with us). We could totally be a sitcom!
Shoot me a message and tell me your story!
Here is a Cat video to make you smile!