I'm Kait. A single mom from southern West Virginia.
I grew up in a small town where everyone knows you, which means, everyone knows your business & the only thing that spread faster than a prayer request was the beauty shop gossip. Which seemed to never be in short supply.
I think growing up in small towns like the one I'm from, despite their often lack of cultural diversity, can provide a rare experience in offering a true unfiltered and raw insight to the everyday life of ordinary people. Ordinary meaning: No special means of a way of life. Most people from my town weren't born into money or fame. Most people, if you'd ask around, come from coal mining families and hold strong faith to family traditions.
There's a beautiful mixture of people there, from your favorite 3rd grade teacher who you still hug when you see, to the local politician who went to high school with your mama, so you automatically are treated like family.
But...just like every where else in this world, you also have the ones that - as we say in the south - "wouldn't spit on you if you were on fire". Little Dramatic? Maybe... But Hey, you don't know me for my filters, I started this journey unfiltered and that's exactly what imma keep doin!
I had my first daughter at nineteen and was married two years later to her dad (now my ex - long story, don't worry, you'll be hearing it). Then... Life.
Basically, I had hit rock bottom. So here it is in a nutshell:
The truth is I had dug a hole as low as I could and nothing was working consistently to bring me out of the darkness consuming me. I felt like I was smothering and I couldn't stand the person staring back at me, not just for my mistakes, but also for all I allowed to happen to me.
Ashamed, frustrated, angry, sad, repeating the same things searching for happiness over and over.
Expanding my awareness was and is the only thing that's worked, that's pulled me from my rock bottom. It brought happiness, light, joy and love back into my life. It has never let me down. Once you begin your journey you'll feel a light ignite your soul - a flame that will never burn out. It's the best feeling in the world, this journey to becoming the best version of yourself. It opens your mind and allows you to see things as they truly are without judgement. Me, you, every soul on this planet is here to evolve, grow and reach our full potential.
If you aren't taking the steps to become the absolute best person you can be, it may be time for you to step back and re-evaluate how your spending this one incredible life-pass.
No excuses. Do better-be better. We aren't supposed to be living life with no purpose, we are supposed to purposeful in everything we do. To act as our higher selves and align with true peace, joy, hope, courage, faith and strength. To align with love.
I'm learning and growing everyday and it's my mission to share all I can with you, so that you can join me towards becoming the best we can be, to learning balance & realize what we can offer the world to benefit all.
Singer/songwriter Kate Boytek hit the stage for the first time at the tender age of five at her local country fair talent show.
Singing opportunities were few and far between in Kate's tiny hometown of Logan, West Virginia,
nestled deep in the Appalachian coalfields. Kate sang at dozens of local charity events,
directed her church choir, and eventually attracted the attention of West Virginia native and legendary
Grand Ole Opry and Bradley’s Barn audio engineer Vic Gabany.
With Vic’s help and guidance from her late musical director and drummer Scotty Hawkins (Reba McEntire, Kix Brooks), Boytek pursued her dream in Nashville and appeared with country hitmakers
Tyler Farr, Eric Paslay, Trick Pony, and others.
But like a sad country song, Kate's goals of a life in music were turned upside down
when she was forced to walk away from her dreams for almost a decade.
Now a wiser and more seasoned artist, Kate Boytek has re-emerged with a
songwriting style that is both fresh and contemporary and yet has echoes
of the classic singer-songwriters from the 1970s.
Boytek's upcoming debut album will include tracks written by Kate
along with veteran songsmiths including Britton Cameron (Lonestar, Sister Hazel),
Kim McLean (Loretta Lynn, Trisha Yearwood, and Tim McGraw),
Brian Carper (Aaron Lewis). With career guidance from veteran music executives Bernard Porter (Jason Aldean) and Burke Allen
(America’s Got Talent Winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.),
a treasure chest of first-class songs, and a personality that shines through like few others, Kate Boytek’s career, like the title of one of her new songs,
is poised to go anywhere.
And we’ll be watching.
Where I stand on the super important stuff...you know like coffee and popcorn.
Agree / disagree?