Earning A Piece of Electrical Tape is a Thing and I Did It

On Tuesday December 10th, the Road to Black Belt became just a little bit shorter. Yes, I am a goober. No, I don't care. I, along with six others, braved our brown belt tests. Four of us tested for promotions to Brown Belt, two of us (I was one of them) tested for our First … Continue reading Earning A Piece of Electrical Tape is a Thing and I Did It

Martial Arts, Fitness, and Writing, Oh My!

The theme for the past month or so for me seems to be change. It's been almost exactly a month since my last post, and I've been a busy girl. As per always. What have I been doing? Kempo We're gearing up once again at the dojo for our annual Kempo Camp. Three days of … Continue reading Martial Arts, Fitness, and Writing, Oh My!

You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

Once upon a time, I had another blog called Random Thoughts Strung Together. It was indeed very random, largely devoid of actual content, and generally unnoticed by the masses. In the year or so before I closed it down and started this new one, I found a voice and something I wanted to share. Those … Continue reading You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

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

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