Thank You All!

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Dear sweet readers,

I am absolutely blown away by all of your words of encouragement and understanding. I’m not sure what I expected to happen when I decided to write that post, but finding this amazing well of support was such a happy surprise and blessing. Thank you so so much to all of you, from the bottom of my heart.

Much love,
Kathryn

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  1. Anonymous

    Kathryn, YOU ARE INCREDIBLE. Please know that there is a young woman in Los Angeles who is thinking about you, who admires and respects you, who is inspired by you and who looks up to you! I just got engaged, and your blog and inspiration is what I wake up to every single morning. Thank you for all that YOU DO for us.

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  2. A. Marigold

    I came late and didn't read your previous post until today, but I'd just like to chime in to wish you all the best and hope that you get better soon. I'm sure we all plan to support you and your blog through whatever changes occur.

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  3. Anne

    Dear Kathryn, Just wanted to let you know how must I admire your perseverance! Creativity is the first thing to go out the window during depression, I think. Can't believe you managed to continue your blog. Chapeau! Hope you will find a way to continue and be happy and inspired. You'll get through this, I'm sure. xoxo

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  4. Anne

    *much (oops)

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  5. Luzel

    Kathryn– Thank you for the inspiration through the years. Take care of yourself, and please know that we love S&I no matter what. Sending lots of good thoughts and positive vibes your way!! ((((hugs))))

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  6. Beth

    I have been married for almost 10 years, yet, 'Snippet' remains one of my favorite blogs. Such beauty and inspiration. I, too, have been struggling with despair, and posted about this very thing a week or so ago. Honest recognition of it has helped me soooo much. I cried at your eloquency in the post previous. Your eye for all things beautiful, aesthetically and otherwise, is very inspiring. I look forward to the 'changes' and hope it fuels the changes in your life that you are searching for. Cheer up, Charlie! This too shall pass.

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  7. jociegal

    We have all been there, and will continue to be there for you. You have a beautiful blog, but more importantly, you need to have a beautiful you, on the inside. Don't feel bad about taking time to regroup – that is part of life. You can get through this…you really can.

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  8. Anonymous

    I think it's so brave of you to discuss your struggle on Snippet & Ink and I really applaud you for your honesty. There is nothing wrong with needing help and it says a lot that you were courageous enough to ask for it. You have very loyal fans who are excited to see what is up next for Snippet & Ink!

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  9. Apt. #34

    Kathryn, sharing your struggles is a brave and fabulous thing to do. As a fellow blogger I struggle regularly with the creativity blocks and sapped energy you talk about, even when it's only a hobby and not what I rely on for my livelihood. I often find myself asking, what am I really contributing? Amy I just putting more static out there? But you have a wonderful voice, a distinct style, a brilliant eye and have provided such a wonderful service to all of us. You are a bright spot in many people's day (including mine!) and it is greatly appreciated. There is so much support out there for you. All the best.*E

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  10. Katie B.

    Bravo, Kathryn. I am new to your blog, but I understand about depression. I've been there, and my fiance cared for me through it all, and still takes care of me when I have my low days now. It is a hard experience, but in the end, you'll most likely find, as I did, that your relationship is stronger than ever. I'm definitely thinking of you!

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  11. Nina {Love and Lemonade}

    hi kathryn! thank you for being so honest w/ur readers. your strength and courage is admirable. i love what you on snippet & ink and think you're doing an amazing job. we all go thru ups and downs and now you can look forward to going up again. :)p.s. nothing wrong w/long engagements…my fiancee and i have been engaged for over 5 yrs and been together almost 11 yrs. we didn't feel the need to rush just because it was expected. we're happy to take it at our pace.

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  12. Jackie

    Kathryn – clearly from the comments left already, you inspire so many. Please know that we're with you and routing for you the whole way! Be encouraged by the fact that you have friends you don't even know about. There are people thinking about you right now, wishing you all kinds of sunshine. Know that I'm one of them.

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  13. Anonymous

    Dear Kathryn, Thank you so much for your honesty and openess. It takes such courage and strength to open yourself up, and its your courage and strength that will kick your depression in the butt! I have so much respect for you and your incredible creativity, know that your in so many thoughts and prayers, least of all my own! Keep on being the rockstar you are! xoxo

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  14. laurwilk

    I wasn't able to comment yesterday as I read yesterday's post on my phone. I did want to let you know how much I enjoy your blog and envy your creative mind.I'm not a bride or anywhere close to that but I think everything you put on this site is absolutely beautiful. I look forward to Snippet and Ink just as I look forward to weekly PostSecrets. And thanks to you, I think that when I DO meet Mr. Right and decide to get married, I'm going to have a head start on every bride I know. Thanks so much for your fantastic posts and wonderful ideas!

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  15. justine

    I just started reading your blog and I think it's extremely admirable of you to be honest about what you're going through. All the best to you! http://www.chillonthecheap.wordpress.com

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  16. Sally

    Dear Kathryn I have had your blog as my home page for the last year as I prepared for my 2nd marriage.I have kept it as my home page as a thing of joy before I launch my internet day. I love to wake to the beauty and creativity of your blog. I have suffered with depression for the best part of my life but I also know that creativity can blossom when you embrace the ups and the downs. So take care and thanks from an Aussie girl who found your inspiration a wonderful thing when I was down in the dumps thinking I could not really have a full blown wedding as the mother of teenagers and for a 2nd time around. You helped me out of the funk I was in -My wedding was amazing !! I hope you see the sunlight soon – your man and you will be stronger for the journey – best wishes Sally xo

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  17. Maria

    I´m form Spain, I read your blog all days, I love it!!!!!!!You must think that you make many people happy, so you have to be happy!!!!!!!!!!!!(SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH)Maria

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  18. 30-Love

    I'm new to your blog but I want to tell you how beatiful and inspiring it is to see your compilations. You definitely bring people joy through your blog =)

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  19. brit @ landlocked bride

    Keeping you in my thoughts! Keep smiling :)

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  20. kbatty

    Kathryn! Obviously, the hearts & prayers of your readers (one of whom is me!) are with you. Chin up, young person :) I'm sure that you will thrive at the other end of this.

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  21. Sarah

    Hi Kathryn, I'm sorry to hear that you're dealing with a lot right now, but I want you to know that I think it was really brave of you to share with us what you're going through. From this side of the screen, I did feel a slight change in the feel of the blog over the past few months, significantly since you reported that you had been engaged. As a future counseling professional, I can definitely attest to how important self-care is, and how critical it is to allow yourself to become aware of and desire to address your concerns. If your honey is a good one (which it sounds like he is!), he will stick by you. Because after all, a marriage is a celebration of your love, but prolonging your marriage shouldn't change the fact that you both love each other and want to be together. I hope that everything works out for the best! :) Sarah

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  22. Sugar Plum Invitations

    Kathryn, Thanks so much for your honesty and bravely sharing your heart! The kind words are well deserved.. you are amazing and your blog is beloved by soooo many. Warm Hugs… b

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  23. morgan

    Kathryn, your honesty is amazing.. Depression is a terrifying and yet abundant illness and the more people that are honest and share their struggles the more mental illness can be destigmatised globally.My thoughts are with you.x

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  24. Angie

    Kathryn, you are so brave to share this very personal story. Thank you for your honesty. I don't normally comment, but I was diagnosed with depression myself 2 years ago, and even today I still feel pangs of "grey and blue," as I call them, from time to time. I am planning my wedding and there are certainly difficult days, despite what should be a very happy time in my life. I cannot imagine how you still managed to update your blog regularly and inspire so many people over these past few months. Writing or talking about being depressed was definitely the start of feeling better for me. You will be just fine, and the support of your loved ones will carry you through. My very best wishes to you.

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  25. Vera D.

    Kathryn — I woke up these last couple of days feeling blue and overwhelmed with keeping up with my own blog and business. My fiance even asked that we don't talk about weddings for a day. Wow — I didn't know it had gotten that bad! I had one of those Julie & Julia moments. And then I got your post in my email this morning and was deeply touched and inspired. Thank you for sharing. My thoughts are with you. :)

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  26. cowgirl in wellies

    I'm so glad you've decided to make these positive changes and not give up the blog. I can't wait to see what comes next. You should be so proud of yourself for really making the effort to bring this life what you want from it. By the way, I'm always reading – just like so many others – even though I don't comment often.

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  27. Helen

    A Canadian friend introduced me to Snippet&Ink two summers ago and I've been following it ever since. I have my favorite 'real weddings' and I talk about them with my friends here in Edinburgh. The beauty, purpose and consistency of your blog inspired me to start my own. I'm a young fulltime language teacher and was getting frustrated by the lack of creativity that the job offered. My blog has given me a channel to the artistic side in me. This has kept me 'alive'. I can't thank you enough for this. Your honesty reminds me of the fact that this is a new type of community we've chosen to be in and I feel really privileged to be part of it. Your words have an impact on others, in fact, I was in tears (in my classroom) when I read your post yesterday. Peace to you.

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  28. neat freak

    Am also new to your blog and want to say a big thank you for the awesome inspiration it gives, also my eldest suffers like you and so I know what you're going through, remember to look after yourself and the other stuff will follow. Take care.

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  29. andreassist

    Not every day brings sunshine and happiness and that's okay. I admire you more than before (lots!)for your honesty and courage to include us. We forget often that we are all human first and creative professionals second. Take a breath and we'll take it with you. Reach closer into your heart and you will find the answer. We're here always and will wait no matter what time passes. We have all your older posts to keep us uplifted and may the strength we have collectively find it's way to you to help lift you up gently too. Best, Andrea

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  30. Whitney

    Kathryn- I'm new to your blog, but I just wanted to tell you how much it inspires and motivates me :) Thank you for everything that you do. I've been down that road before and it's not easy, but I know you'll make it through. My thoughts are with you xoxo

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  31. Anonymous

    I fell in love with Snippet & Ink when I became engaged and checked it literally every day for the year and a half leading to our wedding. And of all the blogs I obsessed over, yours is the only one I still visit every day six months post wedding. My thoughts echo everyone who has expressed gratitude for your ability to inspire, as well as support in your decision to be courageous enough to admit to yourself and your partner that taking a little time to nurture your mental and emotional health is the best thing right now.I think it speaks volumes of your relationship and your self awareness that you are able to step back, see the bigger picture, and retain your understanding that you are planning a "marriage", not just a "wedding". Thank you so much for not only addressing the subject of depression, but also your decision to extend your engagement. I can't tell you how many people I know who desperately needed and wanted to take some time but got too caught up in the wedding whirlwind and felt like it was not an option. I truly believe that your openness will help others out there in similar positions understand that they are not alone and that it's ok to hit the pause button and then move forward when they are at the right place in life and health, not just because they "set a date".Thanks again for everything! Healing thoughts are being sent your way from all of us.

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  32. Oh Molly

    Take all the time you need. This is an amazing blog, and I'm sure it will continue to be so. Take care of yourself, your fans support you.

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  33. Laura

    Just wanted to add another note of support. I love your blog and get a ton of inspiration from your words and lovely pictures. Best of luck to you with your struggles. I've dealt with depression myself and believe me, this too shall pass.

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  34. flights of fancy

    Hi Kathryn,I'm just now catching up with my daily reads and I say your post from Monday. Just wanted to send you a virtual hug and to let you know that your work, creativity and devotion to your blog is truly appreciated. Hang in there and just know that you are supported!

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  35. MrsEm

    You are the best! I'm sending you all sorts of great wishes for recovery. Depression can be very rough and I think it's something that bonds a lot of us bloggers together. Something about the whole fabulous on the outside, anxiety on the inside that runs through so many sites.I've found that being true to your feelings and honest about yourself leads to all sorts of great things. I'm sure that your disclosure to your readers, bravely stated, will have the same benefit. Oh, and PS: the most important thing! Do what makes you happy. Whether that's blogging about wedding style or opening up a camel ranch in Tennessee. Yours is the happiness that matters most.

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  36. Rosemary

    Kathryn, you are one brave, cool woman. As someone who has helped 2 family members through a similar battle I want to thank you so much for sharing this on your blog. I'm always amazed when I relay my family experiences with depression, how many people come out of the woodwork and share their own stories. In our world of (what sometimes can be) fantasy, it is truly powerful to hear you you address your reality with such honesty and bravery. I'm sure you've helped more people than you know. All the best to you on your journey to health and happiness.

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  37. Anonymous

    You are very brave! As someone whop battled severe clinical depression for over 10 years I know there are no words to help. But you have a lot of support (clearly) and I promise it does get easier. It's been 6 years since I could last call myself depressed (wow!) and if I can do it so can you (trust me on this!) xx

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  38. Sarah Elizabeth

    There are so many readers who respect you and look forward to your daily posts. I understand what you're going through, as I battled depression myself. It's a long road, but you'll make it through.

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  39. Dara Brown

    Thank you for having the courage to share your struggle with us. I'm a huge fan of your beautiful blog and am even a bigger fan of you! — You inspire me to be passionate about the thing that feed my soul and remember to put "me" on my own list.Have a fantastic day!!!xoxoDara

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  40. Anne

    This last year I have been going through very similar feelings and I was almost ready to completely abandon my creative work all together. I stepped back, took time to enjoy life more, let go of some responsibilities, got back to drinking coffee for a caffeine boost (I had quit), and made a point to be social offline with people I loved being around. Eventually, I found my passion again, so I know you will too!! You are an inspiration to so many, but you can only be inspiring if you take time for yourself and for reviving that inspiration from within. ;) Hugs!!

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  41. Leslie

    Snippet & Ink was the first wedding blog I started reading and will always be my favorite. You are an inspiration! I'm glad you're taking time for yourself…that takes courage! We'll all be here supporting you!

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  42. manda

    Kathryn – your blog is the one I turn to first when wedding planning is getting me down, seeming too hard or the wedding process doesn't seem creative enough anymore. Without fail you always have something to perk me up again, inspire me and remember the reason for doing all this so thank you thank you and more thank you. From the other end of the world, know that you have made a difference and a change to people's lives. Take care of you xxo

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  43. The Budget Brides Handbook

    I just wanted to let you know that I am continually praying for your strength to get through this phase in your life. Know that God loves you and is always there when your ready. Enter your secret place and tell him all about what's bothering you. The crazy thing about God is that he already knows all about you so you can be an open book.

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  44. Katherynn

    Kathryn, I just wanted to say how much your blog really means to me – us! I'm one of those that reads and loves and gets inspired but never really post on here.. shy I guess. But I do want to reach out today and let you know how much I love your blog. I'm a single girl, who has dreamed of her wedding day most of her adult life. Your blog keeps that little ray of hope alive. When I feel down or depressed, or just in need of some lovely inspiration, I come here. And it works every time! Take the time you need to get better, we will be here, waiting, loving, and appreciating! You and your honey will be in my thoughts! Oh, and how fabulous is it that we have the same name – almost the same spelling! -Katherynn

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  45. Jodie Chapman Photography

    So sorry to hear about your recent lows. If it's any consolation at all, I echo all the above and think your blog is so fantastic – you provide inspiration to many in a very cool, quirky way. Thank you for not only inspiring brides, but also already-married photographers like me!xxx

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  46. Allie

    Just wanted to chime in as well that I am always looking at your blog for inspiration on my upcoming wedding. I think you are doing a great thing making sure that YOU come first. I never really post anything on any blogs but wanted to make sure that as an avid reader that you know I'm sending out some good thoughts and luck your way! All the best with everything! -allie

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  47. 2 By Design

    Kathryn, I have no idea if you'll even seen this comment seeing as though so many days have passed already. I just wanted to take a moment though, and let you know that not only do your readers adore you and crave your creativity, but many also understand and can relate on so many levels. I was diagnosed with MS earlier this year and have only just begun to deal with the repercussions. It took a recent miscarriage to really set things in motion – a wave of depression I've never before experienced, along with many other emotions. I recently started a blog very much inspired by you and thanks to the events as of late, I find my own creativity waning…and so soon! I've even been questioning my full-time writing profession. I'm sure you're thinking, "wow, cheery words of encouragement!" Ha! But, all of this back-story (albeit slightly depressing) is to say that I find your courage to share SO refreshing (I keep many things bottled up) and your readers are ready and willing to take this journey with you. You have inspired so many of us, and somehow become part of our most memorable pieces of personal history. And so it's our turn now to inspire and support you! If there’s one thing I’ve learned this year it’s that you must put yourself and your health before all else. Everything else will just fall into place. I wish you all the best and have the utmost faith that your new road is the RIGHT road to the answers you’ve been searching for. Take care of yourself…you're in our thoughts!

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  48. Michelle L.

    Your blog is indeed awesome, and bless you for facing what is probably your biggest fear. I wish you all the best, and hope you can go back to 100% doing what you love, and getting married to your honey! Thanks for all the great inspiration.

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