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The Largeness of My Potential Terrifies Me

Have your dreams ever terrified you? I'm not talking nightmares or night-terrors. I'm talking about those dreams that give you hope, inspire you to work harder, influence the goals you set for yourself. Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed by the magnitude of the dreams you've allowed yourself to entertain? I have. In fact, I'm … Continue reading The Largeness of My Potential Terrifies Me

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It’s Okay to Take a Moment

It's hard to believe that just last week was New Year's. It already seems a lifetime ago. We had some foul weather Wednesday and Thursday, which meant a lot of things got cancelled, including my Kempo classes. I've got to admit, I sighed a huge breath of relief. Because I really wasn't feeling it. In … Continue reading It’s Okay to Take a Moment

Don’t Give Up on Your Dreams

Once upon a time there was a little red-haired girl who dreamed of becoming Princess Leia. She was going to be a star gymnast, a Hollywood actress, a singer/dancer who regularly sold out arenas, and in her spare time, a Jedi. The girl grows. Even though she still wants to be a Jedi and daydreams … Continue reading Don’t Give Up on Your Dreams

The Closing of the Year

What a year it has been! Initially, this was going to be a "State of Kate" post, but I think it needs to be something a little different. After all, this time of year is all about reflection, isn't it? It's good to look back and see what went right, what didn't go so well, … Continue reading The Closing of the Year

State of Kate Weekly Series

There are eleven days left until Christmas, if you celebrate. Otherwise, there are eleven days until Tuesday, December 25th. I am limping along, taking solace in the fact that everyone else is as clueless as I in what to give people for gifts.  The Physical Activity: WIN. I did some kind of activity every day … Continue reading State of Kate Weekly Series

You Know You Better than “They” Do

Earlier this year, my husband and I decided to hire a financial planner. We were taking stock of our finances and realized that if we ever wanted to actually retire, we should probably do a little more than bury jars of cash in the backyard. And you thought those raspberry bushes were my attempt at … Continue reading You Know You Better than “They” Do

State of Kate Weekly Series

Welcome to December! It's the official countdown to the end of the year. The holiday craziness is in full swing, and we're inundated with saccharine Hallmark movies where all the women seem to be named either Holly or Noelle and their lives are incomplete until they meet a man under the mistletoe. But I'm not … Continue reading State of Kate Weekly Series