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

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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

State of Kate Weekly Update

I feel like it's been almost a month now since I last posted a traditional "State of Kate" update. Perhaps it is time to get back on that bandwagon. Let's go, shall we? The Physical Activity: Soft WIN. I'm slowly working my way back to the activity levels I had before my tumble into the … Continue reading State of Kate Weekly Update

State of Kate: Coming out of the Deep End

As I intimated in last week's State of Kate, I was was struggling. This week was more of the same. However, instead of floundering and trying (unsuccessfully) to pull myself up by my bootstraps, I said screw it. I let myself have a bad week. And bad is, of course, relative. Nothing terrible happened. No … Continue reading State of Kate: Coming out of the Deep End

State of Kate. . .Gets Real for a Moment.

For the first time since I started this blog a couple months ago, I sincerely thought about skipping my weekly update. I've been struggling for the last couple weeks, and this week really seemed to exemplify everything "wrong" in my life. I woke up feeling like "screw this. Nobody cares and this will just be … Continue reading State of Kate. . .Gets Real for a Moment.

My Kempo Journey. . .So Far

In late November 2016, I stepped foot in a dojo for the first time in my life. I was scared and excited. I didn't know what to expect. I assumed it wouldn't be full of people doing crazy kung-fu movie choreography, but other than that? I had no idea what I was getting myself into. … Continue reading My Kempo Journey. . .So Far