• You Decide The Distance You Love Someone From

    November 10, 2017 Kate

    I saw my therapist yesterday. I hadn’t seen her in eight months. I went to see her to talk about the flashbacks I’ve been having. Like I said, it’s my body’s way of telling me it’s time to deal with another piece of this. She helps me deal. She doesn’t tell me what to do, she…

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  • It’s Not Your Fault

    November 9, 2017 Kate

    I started having flashbacks again. I’m not sure what triggered it this time. They seem to resurface about once a year, usually when I’m in a good place personally. I don’t mind anymore. It’s almost as though my body’s saying, “Hey, you’re ready to deal with another piece of this.” The flashbacks fill in part…

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  • The Artist Who Doesn’t Make Art

    November 8, 2017 Kate

    I want to be an artist. The only problem is… I don’t make art. Not anymore, at least. I did when I was little. Constantly and everywhere and out of anything. But that faded. I was told, quite clearly, that art was a waste of time. It was foolish and that mine wasn’t very good.…

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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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  • The World Owes Me

    November 3, 2017 Kate

    I realized something today. I was having breakfast reading What To Do When It’s Your Turn by Seth Godin and I got to the section on obligation, where he explains why the feeling of being owed is toxic. He talks about how the productive artist “acts as though the audience doesn’t owe her anything.” And…

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  • You’re Selling the Wrong Thing

    November 2, 2017 Kate

    “NO PHOTOS.” That’s what the sign said in front of this man’s booth at the Chelsea Market. He was selling shirts with fun quirky patterns on them, presumably made locally and in limited runs. You know, the kind of cool thing you’d expect to see for sale at an arts market. When I see signs like…

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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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  • How to Tell if You’re Doing the Right Thing

    October 31, 2017 Kate

    How to tell if you’re doing the right thing, a definitive guide. OK OK, my definitive guide. Yours will be different. The only thing consistent about your twenties seems to be change. (It’s nice to have something you can count on, right? That and my unwavering love of coffee.) Change means decisions. Decisions about jobs, about…

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  • My First Camera, an Exercise in Nostalgia

    October 30, 2017 Kate

    I’m flying to New York City this morning. !!! New York! I couldn’t be more jazzed. I love this city. I love the people, I love how busy it is, I love how bad it smells. I love it’s endlessness. This was the first place I ever travelled to. My first time out of the…

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