Sunday, July 6, 2014

I'm Done Trying to "Figure It All Out"

{End of semester voice recital with my sister Mary-- "Think of Me" Phantom of the Opera} 

Wow. I am so excited about life!

Hold tight, ramblings from yours truly are being let loose. :p

I recently got my first referral from a heart doctor!!! Over the moon excited. :) Been working towards this for a while and it's rewarding to see things coming together!

Currently, I'm working as a holistic health coach with my target market being heart disease and diabetics.

I rented an adorable office for 2 months (May and June) but let it go for July because I realized I didn't want to be stuck in an office (right now) and much prefer the "coffee house atmosphere" for meeting clients. On the plus side, no rent fee! Alright, alright- maybe the main reason! Lol

But, I am slightly sad about letting the office go as was it was a fun and professional place to be. I painted it and everything-- changing things from this dull yellowish color to a calming blue-ish green. Sure, it's ok to laugh at me... I love psychology so much I did a bit of research on paint colors and how they influence our thinking. :p  I'll spare you deets least you begin to think I'm a psycho... Lol!

My space was on the second floor with an insurance company one door over and accountants right below so it was a super great environment with lots of amazing people to interact with. Oh, well! There's always the future, and I feel like I'm moving towards a good place. Hopefully, at least! :P

{Fun with family pic}

Ok, so for recreational things?

I'm having the time of my life taking western dance! Started this up just a few weeks ago and it's been such a 'cherry-on-top activity' as I like to say. : )

Learning to dance (correctly! growing up I was always "the guy" as I have 3 sisters) is something I've *always* wanted to do. I recently experienced a big disappointment in my life (ouch.... yes, it reeeeeaaaally hurt!) which led me back to my bucket list and motivating myself to stay involved in things I'm passionate about. Yup! You guessed it--- swing dancing was on that list. One of those moments where the pain drives you to push a few doors open and move past your comfort zone, ya know?

So, since I'm about to enter my "Jordan year" (as those of us in North Carolina call our 23rd birthday after the Michael Jordan who's the #23 for UNC basketball) I'm just re-evaluating some things.... haha! Whenever I mention this to "older" friends they laugh at me... ah, why? This is serious, folks!

{Being a beach bum back in March}

Plans for year 23?

You betcha.

Haha! But, you know what's at the top of the list?

I've decided to stop worrying.

{Struggling cough.}


Yes, I am a planner so this is extremely hard for me to say.

When I look back at my life I wish I could just give advice to my younger sweet 16 self and say, just "love Jesus with all your heart, mind, soul and strength and then DO WHAT YOU WANT!"


It's that simple.

So, while I can't get those years back I can live this moment with this attitude. :)

And, while being strategic and *having a plan* may be the better part of wisdom (and definitely different from worrying) I think I am more prone to taking things to the extreme when I get scared or feel out of control.

And, then guess what? I spend all my time planning versus doing. I think my over-planning is an attempt to control the future and stay safe.

Staying safe is not what life is about, though.

And who doesn't experience times in their life when they are uncertain about the future? Fact is, a lot of life is scary but it can also be an incredible amount of fun too!! Daily life itself is a walk of faith because we can't see everything. :) I want the cliff-hangers to drive me to Jesus, not away. That's what makes life a beautiful walk, sprint or run (depending on the life season!).

So, one of my "action steps" for year 23 is to just let go, love more, and be open to God's guidance in this moment versus trying to "figure it all out."

Haha, I by no means know where all this will lead me but I have a feeling, just a feeling.... it's going to awesome. = )

{Beach bike ride with my bro Josh a couple weeks back}

I want to live this moment.

Be present.

That's what this moment is, a "present", right? :)

To unwrap the present and appreciate this moment I need to focus on it.

If I'm always looking to the next thing I won't enjoy today.

So, here's to moving past the comfort zone and being ok with not feeling safe.

It's ok to just ride the wave; it might even be a whole better to enjoy the ride versus fight it and get all tried out.

Jesus has His children in the palm of His hand, why should I fear?

Night, my friends! :)

"That my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. LORD my God, I will praise you forever." (from Psalm 30) 

Friday, July 4, 2014

'merica! Happy 4th!

Happy Independence Day! Today has been a crazy day full of school and time at the hospital, but it's all good.

Almost, almost.... done with this summer semester at Campbell. :)

Can't wait.

Haha, I still have homework left but it's 'merica's birthday so I'm shaking the dust and heading to an outdoor event at Chapel Hill for some fireworks and live music.

Just the best. :P

Enjoy the rest of this awesome day and stay safe!

xoxox, Katherine

Friday, June 6, 2014

When All Else Fails... Run for Your Life!

Hi, friends! This is day going on 4 days at the hospital helping momma... she's doing great, though! Pretty awesome lady!! 

I'm attempting to thrive (versus just survive!) by staying connected to my lifeline *Jesus* and this FANTASTIC devotional which I highly recommend. Here's the link, if you're interested! 

And, of course- the above the above pics.... squeezing in a few runs to keep myself sane!  Great way to de-stress. :p 

Enjoy this song! :) 

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Yaay! It's the Weekend :)

If you are 1/2 as excited as I am that Saturday evening is here-- you ARE jumping over the moon. ;) 

I hit the day running-- starting with Starbucks at 8am where I faithfully worked on algebra and geometry for 3 hrs straight.... Didn't buy a thing! How did that happen? :/ Maybe I was so ready to get out of there, and my brain was fried by the end! Lol 

Anyways, I came home after that and did another hour of math before plopping on the couch to eat this delicious avocado / tomato sandwich (with unhealthy amounts of mayo, of course!) and watch a movie with my sista friend. 

Just the best!

I'm appreciating all those "free summers" I had as kid now that I'm doing summer school, and working on my health coaching business.... aaah, whatever happened to "free time"? Hahaha!

Welcome to the adult world, or something..... but, seriously-- I love my life because it's mine. Yes, there are some extremely hard things I'm going through personally but I also know that's code for growth. :) 

Hope you all are doing fantastico! Don't forget, Healthy Habits e-Course starts up again tomorrow. If you haven't yet-- don't miss. :) 

Feel free to comment and let me know what healthy foods you've been consuming of late! I'd love to hear!! 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Momma's Day!

My momma took a selfie! :p Spending a wonderful Mother's Day with her down here in Mexico. :)

This trip was came together in less than 24 hrs... Several people rocked to make this happen-- you know who you are!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spaghetti Gone Healthy

This was dinner last night. :)

Quick, easy and... YUM! It was light too which is perfect for the warm weather that's rolling in.

What spring vegetables are you loving this week? :) 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Blog Guest Posting!

My sweet blogging friend at LivLife.blogspot did a little "interview" of me on her blog today. :) Be sure to check Olivia's blog out, and all of her inspiring posts: HERE