Posts in Personal Ramblings
2015, a Review: The Year of Nudity & Donuts

I always say I'm going to send out Christmas cards and then I never do. I did the same thing again this year. And I'm always like - oh I'm going to do one of those adorable "highlights of our year" newsletter type deals. And I never do. 

Except this year I DID. And here it is. 

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Journal entry about my first LSD trip.....

Kris said later that there was a period there where I didn’t speak for some hours. And that was a weird feeling. It was like when surgery patients describe being numbed and put under but they’re not actually and so the surgeon starts cutting and they can feel everything but they can’t open their mouth to say anything because they’re stuck between worlds.

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I Cant Believe I Did THAT {and why being prepared is an illusion}

You could train or learn or shadow or prep or practice or plan, but when the shit goes down it's basically never going to be how you think it's going to be. So just go for it. Figure it out as you go. Commit to always learning, growing, and changing. Do your best.

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Tell Me All Your Thoughts on God (and yoga...and religion...and spirituality)

I don't believe in God in the traditional sense. I am way more into me and the energy I radiate. What makes sense to me is that we're all energy all the time. And we all vibrate at different frequencies and those frequencies attract similar frequencies. So it makes sense that if I'm gossiping or being negative or feeling sorry for myself that I'm radiating at a lower frequency

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Writing Group, Day 6: Bravery is Bullshit

I didn't make pro/con lists, I didn't agonize over the what-ifs. I didn't have a certain amount of money saved as safety net first. Because it wasn't a question. Staying at my corporate job wasn't an option. The only way to go was forward. 

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To Push or Not to Push {Thoughts on the "American Dream" and owning your shit}

I think that the whole concept of the American Dream is complete horse shit. Go to college, get married, have a family, work really really hard and then retire and enjoy your golden years. I mean - none of that works for me, but especially the concept of having to work hard.

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The F*cking Monkey Mind {This, and other scattered thoughts}

 I was unkempt eating peanut butter out of the jar watching Sex and the City. And you know - all of those other things you do when you're alone. I just wanted a body to sleep in the guest room. 

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What's in a Name? {Thoughts on marriage, divorce, depression, and independence}

I always abstractly knew she was on medication for depression, but I didn't really know what that meant. Of course I have all sorts of hind sight now that I am an "adult". My mom and my grandma had a strange relationship and were always at odds about something.

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What Gets YOU Out of Bed in the Morning?

But something was missing. That zing, that thing that gets you out of bed every morning – it wasn’t there. 

“This can’t be the reason I’m alive”,  I’d think to myself.

I longed to be one of those people that didn’t think of their job as “work”.

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14 Surprising Things + 12 Favorite Things After 3 Months In Europe

This summer I spent one month in 3 different European cities: London {England, Perugia {Italy}, and Budapest {Hungary}. For anyone who has traveled long-term you know: it was a roller coaster of emotions and I learned a fucking lot about myself. Here are some reflections....

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Katie Gets Fucking Cranky in Italy {A glimpse into long-term travel life}

And just shut the fuck up before you say oh this is an opportunity to slow down or whatever the fuck. There are roughly 16 waking hours in any given day. I can only consciously chew my food or watch the sunset or meditate for so long. One month in a tiny hill town in Italy is way.too.long.

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