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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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

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

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

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