• I Owe Her

    December 26, 2017 Kate

    “This year I want to sell something I made.” That was my wish was for my 23rd birthday. My then boyfriend had taken me out to lunch and I remember telling him that’s what I wanted for the upcoming year. I remember exactly what I was wearing, where I was sitting, and the window I…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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