• 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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  • I’m Looking for Solidarity, Not Advice

    October 27, 2017 Kate

    I don’t want advice. I don’t want more people telling me what to do. And I really, really don’t want to read another how-to guide. I just want to know that I’m not the only person feeling like this. I’m looking for solidarity. More than ever, I think we simply want to feel like we’re…

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  • What is Tracing Threads?

    October 26, 2017 Kate

    You know what’s hard? About pages. Bios. Taglines. Blurbs. Elevator pitches. Don’t even get me started on the LinkedIn summary… It’s hard to distill our work—what we do and what we believe in—down to a handful of words. It’s difficult to sum up something so close to yourself (especially if it is, you know, yourself).…

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  • No One Wants Your Perfection

    October 25, 2017 Kate

    “No one wants your perfection.” I so desperately wish I believed that. I mean I do! My brain gets it, it really does. But my heart? It hasn’t quite caught up yet. It’s still under the impression that anything less than perfect isn’t worth sharing. And that if you suspect you can’t do something perfectly,…

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  • 19 Ways to Hide (and Counting)

    October 24, 2017 Kate

    19 Ways To Hide (and counting). Generously brought to you by… Resistance.  Take a nap. Sign up for a workshop. Join a group. Go back to school. Twice. Get the right job. Get the wrong job. Move to another country. Convince yourself you’re too sick. Get the diagnosis to prove it. Get in the right relationship.…

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  • Resistance Will Bury You

    October 23, 2017 Kate

    Let’s talk about fear. Specifically, a little something Steven Pressfield calls Resistance. (Better believe that’s capitalized for a reason.) Right this very moment Resistance is making a compelling case for me to… *opens phone to check nothing in particularly before realizing the irony of the situation, sighs loudly, turns phone on airplane mode and banishes it to the…

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  • File Under, Things That Make Me Happy

    October 22, 2017 Kate

    All of the above make me so inexplicably happy. That house? Forget it. Too good. Today’s photo venture brought to you by the kind of low-grade anxiety that only a “north until you hit water” drive can cure. Thank you, Cook’s Bay. Ya never let me down.

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  • Thoughts From a Car, the Sequel

    October 22, 2017 Kate

    In which I ramble about—get excited!—Resistance. Also known as good ol’ fear. As it turns out I wasn’t specific enough in my pledge to “show up” every day. I realized the whole point of this little experiment is to face/conquer Resistance, and to do that I’ve got to tackle what I fear most. Which, currently,…

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