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!

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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

State of Kate Monthly Edition

Starting this year, I'm going to do something a little different. Along with moving these updates from weekly to monthly, I'm also going to remove any judgement. No more wins, womps, or wobbles. Instead, I'm going to look for lessons. Because I'm coming to believe that labeling every experience as a "win" or a "failure" … Continue reading State of Kate Monthly Edition

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