Welcome to The Beginner!

I’m MaryKathryn and I’m the unfiltered voice behind this blog. Over the last 2 years, The Beginner has grown into a safe space to explore and appreciate the moments of life as they happen. It is a collection of things I love, deep thoughts, photographs, adventures, precious memories, and wild dreams. I am a woman on a journey to become one of the wholehearted, with a deep desire to share my experience of expansion with others.

My roots are in Texas forever. I currently live in Seattle, WA with my husband Grant, our cat Cal, and our new pup Murphy. When I am not blogging, I am a yoga teacher, cider enthusiast, wanderer, DIYer, and a college student. Crisp clean sheets, a bubble bath, a cup of tea, my journal, and a good book soothe my soul. My favorite motto right now is courage over comfort. (Thank you Brené Brown)

I hope that The Beginner inspires the creation of many more moments of peace, the cultivation of joy, and the celebration of love. In sharing all of these things in life we are united, we are the same, we are one. We are all in this thing together y’all. 

My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the light, love, truth, beauty & peace within you, because it is also within me.

Thank you so much for your love and support, I look forward to connecting with you! 

With love,



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