• 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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  • You (OK, I) Need a Plan

    November 14, 2017 Kate

    “You need a plan, or you’re always going to feel like you’re not doing enough.” —Eric Barker Ahhh planning. We’ll file that under, Things You Know You Should Do But Don’t. I’ve always been pretty good at day-to-day planning by using to-do lists and calendars to manage the stuff I need to get done (I…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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