Catherine Matthews is an educator and author living north of Seattle. She is currently at work on her debut novel, Becoming Benny. Her essay, Deeper Than Social Connections, can be found in Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19 (Ed. Jennifer Haupt) coming in September 2020.
Catherine shares her life experiences through her blog, Life Through My Lens. As an educator, leader, parent and human being, Catherine shares her adventures in child-raising and teaching, as well as the childhood stories that shaped and molded her. She, like all of us, searches for meaning in the mundane, contemplating the lessons she’s learned along her journey in life. Whether it’s recollecting the follies of her youth, remembering those who have come and gone, or simply musing about life, she is drawn to share rich and vivid stories that will make you laugh, cry and maybe even learn. Carefully weaving photos into her tales, she paints a picture of life that often acts as a mirror into our own.
Photo Credit: Starla Shaulis, Starlash Photography 2020