• 2017 Was The Year You… What?

    September 6, 2017 Kate

    PSA: It’s September. Meaning there are four more months of 2017. Yep, four. That’s it. I’m not bringing this up to guilt trip you into feeling like you haven’t done enough this year, because if you’re anything like me you’ve got that more than covered. I bring it up because September feels like a good…

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  • What if it Doesn’t Work?

    August 26, 2017 Kate

    What if it doesn’t work?  What if I’m not good enough?  I invested a lot of energy into trying to make those thoughts go away. Not realizing that pushing them away only made them stronger. Saying to myself, “Think positive, Kate! Stop telling yourself you’re not good enough!” only did one thing… it kept me focused…

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  • Feel Like You’re Passionate About Too Many Things? Read This

    August 20, 2017 Kate

    I’m not a specialist. And that’s OK. I’ve given up trying to find my calling.  Dare I say I’m finally embracing, not just accepting, all these interests of mine. I listened to Emilie Wapnick talk about this on the Quote of the Day podcast and it was sweet, sweet vindication to my multi-passionate ears. In case…

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  • Clarity Comes From Action, Not Thought

    August 19, 2017 Kate

    I’ve spent my entire life trying to make sense. Make sense of myself. So I can make sense to others. I’ve always… “had a lot of interests”. I thought that made me confusing, and people don’t like to be confused. I wanted to be easy to understand. “Wait, she’s studying financial planning? Wasn’t she working…

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  • Yes, You Can

    December 31, 2016 Kate

    A quick and largely unoriginal New Years thought for you… I’m not big on New Years resolutions—January 1st doesn’t feel extraordinarily more promising than the start of any other day—but I do like to reflect on the year that’s passed. (Unoriginal already, told ya.) This little shift in thinking has had the biggest impact on my life recently. I pay attention to all the…

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  • You Only Have to do One Thing Today

    August 20, 2016 Kate

    You know what sucks? Ending the day and feeling like you’ve accomplished nothing. Especially when you were busy all day (Hi, emails). You know what’s worse? Ending the week, month, or even the year *gulp* feeling like you’ve accomplished nothing. I’m all about the to-do list. ALL about it. And I’ll have days when I’m ripping through that list…

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  • Procrastinating is a Procrastination Hack

    August 10, 2016 Kate

    Now I haven’t been experimenting with this for very long, BUT, I think procrastinating might actually be a procrastination hack. Hear me out. I’m in the kitchen making my 11th tea of the day (I have a legit problem) and my brain hits me with remember-the-thing-you-promised-yourself-you’d-finish-every-morning-for-the-past-week-and-you-haven’t-yet-because-you-suck-geeze-what-a-loser-you-can’t-get-anything-done-you’re-hopeless. And I’m faced with two options. A: Do the work. B: Grab…

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  • Whatever You’re Scared Of, Do That

    July 28, 2016 Kate

    Ahhh the midlife crisis. Or quarter life crisis. Or this week crisis. (?) We’ve all been there. And we’ll all be there again. That super fun feeling of being completely, utterly stuck and not knowing what to do next. But you know what the cool thing is? You do know. You do know what you…

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  • Procrastination Is A Habit We Can Change

    July 19, 2016 Kate

    Oh, what’s that sound? Just me eating my own words. As it turns out, that stirring declaration I made about writing a blog post every day for two weeks (no excuses, Kate! It’s only 14 days, Kate! Everyone has 30 minutes, Kate!) didn’t stick. My inner procrastinator found a friend in my perfectionist tendencies and, well, here we are a few…

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  • Treat Your Life as a Series of Two Week Experiments

    July 15, 2016 Kate

    This. This I can do. Committing to an indefinite lifestyle change is, well, daunting. “I’m going to start waking up earlier! I’m going to start running! I’m going to start eating healthy!” Somehow the larger the undertaking feels, the easier it is to keep pushing the start date. “I’ll start tomorrow!” turns into months, or even…

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