Achievement Unlocked

I have been largely absent from this space for most of April. Between retiring from a nine-year career in massage therapy and studying for brown belt test, my primary focus has been on self-care. While I wrote and worked on my new business a little, divesting myself of nine years' worth of other people's energetic … Continue reading Achievement Unlocked

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Contrary to Popular Belief, You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

Today, our boy Toby is eleven years old. His excitement for his birthday is overwhelming. Well, we say that. In reality, we adopted Pooperschmidt three years ago today. We're pretty sure he's eleven, but we don't know his exact birthday. We figure today is a good a day as any. Recently, we went on vacation … Continue reading Contrary to Popular Belief, You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

State of Kate Monthly Edition: March

The overarching theme for March has been change. Whenever I sit down to write one of these updates, I always read through the last month's post to see how much has changed and what might need updating. So much has happened since I hit "schedule to post on February 22nd" last month! The biggest decision, … Continue reading State of Kate Monthly Edition: March

Slow Progress is Still Progress

This morning, I did 20 push-ups, and I was able to get my nose to the ground for 19 of them. Granted, I was doing the knee variation* but I was stoked nonetheless. I started Kempo training in December 2016. I have never called myself sporty. I've never called myself in shape. At the time, … Continue reading Slow Progress is Still Progress

When It’s Time, It’s Time

Sometimes, you can maintain the status quo. Sure, things might get a little snug as you outgrow where you are, but you find there's still some give left. Sometimes you stretch things out a little too far, and the zipper gives and holes tear in awkward and embarrassing places. Last week things stretched too far … Continue reading When It’s Time, It’s Time

State of Kate Monthly Edition: February

This month has been an exciting one, all told. I don't think that's often the case for February, so I guess it's right we let it have its dues. It feels like a lot of projects and goals moved from the initiation/prep/wouldn't it be nice phase to the we're doing this/this has an end date … Continue reading State of Kate Monthly Edition: February

Road Ending: Must Take Next Exit

When I received my First Degree Green Belt promotion last August, my plan was to test for my Brown Belt in the spring. I was aware, even then, that I needed to step up my game a little. But spring was so far away, and there was Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and an early start to … Continue reading Road Ending: Must Take Next Exit