Hello, my name is Catherine Short

My husband and I met in chemistry class; I was 15, he 16. We were smitten, but didn’t begin dating for another four years. I am thankful for good friends who convinced Jordan to finally ask me out. Two and a half years later we said “I do” at the naive ages of 21 and 22. Many worry that getting married before knowing oneself would be inherently more challenging, but I disagree, I’ve loved growing up together.

I have a B.A in Psychology, but have never used it professionally (though I do enjoy a good chat about personalities!). As many people do, I spent most of my twenties trying on different hats (literal and metaphorical). After feeling a little stifled personally and in our careers, Jordan and I relocated to Nashville TN in 2014. We miss our families in Chicago, but we love the community in Nashville. After struggling to conceive for almost three years we welcomed our son, Phoenix David, in 2016.

 I strive to live more graciously than yesterday and to grow in my faith each day. For me, it’s important to stretch my mind, travel far, and always have a stash of dark chocolate.

In the beginning of 2013, I came up with a name, Jordan began designing this beautiful space and teaching me simple photoshop skills, a few words were written for my first post and A Short Blonde was born. I hope to continue to document our life for as long as it feels right.

Thank you for reading!