• Ask Better Questions

    December 27, 2017 Kate

    We’re problem solvers. We want to fix things. When we’re low we want to make ourselves feel better. Fast. We might ask ourselves, “What can I do to feel better right now?” That question tends to lead to short-term solutions. Solutions that focus on pleasure over happiness. Maybe it’s the pleasure of excesses—I don’t feel…

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  • Consume Less, Create More

    December 25, 2017 Kate

    I’m taking a break for the last 10 days of 2017. A break from social media, a break from content, a break from the ding-ding-ding of notifications. No Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, or Facebook. No news. No email on my phone. It’s back to basics. Back to using a phone as a phone and…

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  • You Are Not Your Work

    December 21, 2017 Kate

    A criticism of your work is not a criticism of you. If someone doesn’t like your work it doesn’t mean they don’t like you. Making bad work doesn’t make you a bad artist. Good artists make bad art all the time. That’s what makes them artists.   The only way to avoid making bad art…

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  • What it Means to Be a Maker

    November 24, 2017 Kate

    It’s not about scale or automation. Passive income or growth hacking. It’s the physical connection with every piece of work you do. By a human for a human. Your fingerprints. Your signature. Unmistakably you. Ownership. Labour intensive, because that’s the point. The long road in a sea of shortcuts. A commitment to better. Refinement. Vulnerable,…

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  • Why I Don’t Have Netflix

    November 23, 2017 Kate

    I don’t have Netflix. I know! I know. Or TV. I know. It’s not because I’m trying to save money or because I think it rots your brain, I simply realized it wasn’t serving the purpose I thought it was. I thought watching a movie or a show (OK, an entire series…) was a good…

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  • FOMO Isn’t What I Thought It Was and Yes, I’ve Got It

    November 21, 2017 Kate

    I’m tired. I’m not sure of what, exactly. Nope… No that’s a lie. I’m tired of the disconnect between where I am and where I want to be. I’m tired of the tension between how I feel and how I want to feel. As it turns out, I’ve got a serious case of FOMO. FOMO,…

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  • The Secret to Being on Social Media Without Feeling Like Absolute Garbage About Yourself and the World at Large

    November 15, 2017 Kate

    Alt titles: How to Navigate the Sewage Slash Bliss That is Social Media All Those Huffington Post Articles Were Right Social Media Anxiety is Real and I Have It Learning to Survive Social Media as a Millennial Who’s Been Told It’s The Key to Connection, Engagement, and Making a Name For Yourself (Yes, my title…

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  • It’s All On You

    November 7, 2017 Kate

    You know what traveling alone is? Traveling alone is a crash course in expectations. It’s an exercise in ownership. A lesson in choice. And it’s a really, really good way to find out how much you like yourself. You and you alone are responsible for your time, your outlook, and your experience. You’re not responsible…

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  • Simply, Go

    November 6, 2017 Kate

    I travel alone. Not always, but sometimes. I just got home from a week in New York City. Last year I did a 12 day road trip around Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island by myself. I’ve gone to Paris by myself, Stockholm, Milan… I’ve never thought much of it. These are places I wanted…

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  • Traveling Alone and a (Not so Hidden?) Lesson in Expectations

    November 1, 2017 Kate

    I enjoy traveling alone, I really do, but that doesn’t mean I enjoy every moment of it. Monday was hard. I was so excited to get here but once I did… Once I dropped my bag off at my Airbnb and started walking around Williamsburg… I felt pretty flat. I felt lonely. I’m not entirely sure what brand…

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