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

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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

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

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

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

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