• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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