Hello my name is Katherine Roesler and I am a budget backpacker. I like to travel cheap as possible. I am also a artist, photographer ad writer. I have always been an explorer at heart although it wasn’t until my 2016 solo trip around the world left we with a urge I can’t shake.
Travel has been apart of my life as long as I can remember, weather it was at the cottage, overnight camp or a family trip. I am a lover of all things creative, writing, drawing, photography, painting and sewing just to name a few. Katherine On The Road was launched in August 2017 a year after I left on my first solo backpacking trip around the world.
Growing up my parents would take me and my brother on family trips. We visited the east and west coasts of Canada. We traveled around Europe. We would visit my grandparents in Florida on March Break. The summer was filled with trips to the cottage and spending a week every summer at an overnight camp, which I swear prepared me and excites me for living in a hostel. I would count down the days to a trip and would pack my bag as far in advance as possible. At home I would take dance classes, swimming and soccer. I played Rugby and I was would try out for as many school sports teams as possible. So if it isn’t clear already adventure has always been a big part of my life.
Growing up my mother was always cooking and sewing or creating something. My dad was my soccer coach and always building or creating as well. My brother was on every adventure with my and has always been my inspiration to creating and keeping true to myself. They inspired me to write on our family trips. To draw and doodle and sew. So creation has also a huge part of my life.
This next part is a bit heavy, but real and honest… Another thing that has had a big influence on my life is my mental health. As I entered high school I began to drink and use drugs through till my young twenties. I’ve struggled with depression, anxiety and paranoia, tonnage a few. It took my focus away from adventure, travel, writing, art and photography.But As of January 29th 2017 I made a commitment to stop consuming substances.
If I didn’t go through all that I have experienced I wouldn’t be how I am today, I know so cheesy, but it’s true! It refocused my life to set goals in adventure and creativity. After spreading a lot of my 2016 trip “partying”, it was a real wake up call to make the final commitment to stay sober for life for my health and happiness.
This blog is a space where I fully disclose my life in travel, adventure, creation and mental health. From my partying ways of the past to staying sober and managing my mental health around the world. This is where I share the no bullshit, as truthful as possible version of my experience.
Let me guide you through the journey of how I have been learning to establishing myself as a world traveller. I test out ways to make an income online and when that fails I work as a waitress, bartender, barista, customer service agent and any other job necessary to fund my lifestyle.
Anyways long story short, this all lead me to create Katherine On The Road. I love reading about first hand experiences, so why not create something myself. Not only is it a space to share my experience by also to focus on creation and writing.
To learn more about Katherine on The Road follow me on social media, my favourite is Instagram. To contact me through email head to the Contact page.