Happy (Almost) New Year

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Well folks, here we are on the brink of a new year. Here’s to a new year to remember to write on papers and a list of things I wish I would accomplish but I  never do.

So in the spirit of the event, I thought I would share my list of to-dos for not only this year but for all the years to come.

1. Be patient- I have the patience of a hyper five year old. I know, far shame. I would like to not sweat the small stuff and just be able to relax and just enjoy life.

That sounds like it calls for a glass of lemonade. Ah, lemonade.

2. Become a better artist- I use the word artist loosely because I don’t really see myself as a van Gogh or O’Keefe, but I would like to get better at painting and drawing. It’s probably my favorite thing to do. Besides eat.

3. Become a better runner- Yeah, the last two words of my number two is part of the reason I run in the first place…

Nevertheless, running makes me feel so alive…and partially dead when I finish. It’s a great way to blow off steam and get a good night’s sleep.

4. Be kind- Kindness is a rare quality but it is so beautiful! I want to be remembered as someone who took the time to be a friend.

5. Read- As of now I am reading the “Percy Jackson” books thanks to one of my good friends and I am hooked! The more I read the sharper my mind is. And curling up with a good book is a wonderful way to close the day.

That also calls for lemonade. Ah, lemonade.

I hope you all have a wonderful new year and you make all your resolutions come true!

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo

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Schulz

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I sort of like impulse decisions. Actually I made one just yesterday after work. I drove to a local greenhouse and found a very special little fellow.

He is a cactus and his name is Schulz. (After the one and only Charles M. Schulz.)

I must have looked crazy asking for the cactus section considering it was thirty some degrees and raining outside. Not exactly ideal cactus weather.

Even though he’s not that in to hugs and he looks rather hateful, I love him anyway. He looks quite content on my desk.

Have a good one wherever you are and stay ever so amazing!

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo

Trust

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Here lately I have had something on my mind that has really been wearing me thin. I’ve worried about this situation for years now and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better.

Then this morning as I was reading I noticed these two verses.

The theme is trust.

I have always had problems with that five letter word. I have always tried to hold my problems in from anyone else but that simply doesn’t work. As a human being I need to release my hurt and problems or they will fester and become bigger.

Now I know though. I no longer am holding in to that problem. It won’t haunt me anymore. It won’t keep me up at night or make me feel inferior. It’s no longer in my hands. I’ve given it over to His unchanging hands.

It feels good to be free!

Have a fantastic on wherever you are and stay equally as fantastic!

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo

The Death of a Star

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I was searching on the internet this morning and I ran across this picture. This picture is the death of a star taken by Hubble and I can’t stop staring at it.

It’s fascinating to think that something can be so indescribably beautiful even in death.

Each star contributes to the night sky and plays it’s own part. They are all named. They all have a purpose.

I believe nature is God’s art. It blows my mind to think that He created all of these beautiful things around me without any blueprints or guides.

I believe God appreciates beauty just as much as we do. His handiwork has inspired so many and has never faltered in grandeur.

Even in death He makes things beautiful.

Have a fantastic day wherever you are and stay equally as fantastic!

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo

New Brushes

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I don’t know what it is about new paint brushes that makes me so happy. I suppose it’s the thought of being able to create something with them.

I’ve noticed something about paint brushes. The best ones have seen some dark times. They are usually stained and worn from use yet they create the most beautiful things.

I hope you are having a fantastic day and you can find joy on the smallest things in life. Stay ever so amazing.

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo

Groot

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Well, here he is. I would have to say that Groot is one of my favorite MARVEL characters because of his sweet demeanor. When I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy with one of my friends I thought that the “tree dude” would be creepy.

I was totally wrong!

Have a fantastic one wherever you are and stay equally as fantastic!

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo

He is Groot

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I’ve started yet another project! I haven’t had time to paint or draw lately so I decided I would today. It feels good to be at it again!

Groot is going to have a paint job and fingers crossed he will come out looking fabulous.

Hopefully.

I suppose that all depends on me.

Have a wonderful one wherever you are!

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo

A Beautiful Soul

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The world has high standards when it comes to beauty. A dab of this, a speck of that, gloss it up and you’re pretty as a picture. Often times I find myself feeling inferior to the women I see in magazines and on television.

And then I met someone.

I encountered this lady one random day and I don’t think I’ll ever forget her. She wasn’t a model. She didn’t have a perfect body. She didn’t even have long flowing hair. On the contrary, it was buzzed off.

Someone asked her when she had it cut and what was her motive.

She explained that her best friend was going through chemo treatments for breast cancer. Her friend had lost her hair and was feeling self conscious, so she cut her hair as a pledge to comfort her friend.

I couldn’t believe what I had heard. All this time I had been told that under no circumstances was short hair ever attractive or socially acceptable. Yet this woman was the most radiant person I had ever had the pleasure of meeting.

Then I realized why this was. She had a beautiful soul. She didn’t make me feel obscure, she strengthened me and made me think about the world around me.

I believe that true beauty does not destroy or demean. It encourages and accepts.

I truly will never forget that woman. When she left of course people whispered and gasped but I couldn’t help but commend her. Her kindness and bravery touched my heart.

That’s more than any fashion spread in any magazine will do.

Have a fantastic one wherever you are and stay equally as fantastic!

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo

Confessions

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I am not sure of what I’m thinking any more. To be honest I feel as if I’m at a strange point in my life. I want things to come to pass in my life but I don’t want to waste the moment on wishing for something else.

Want to know the scary thing?

I have had a little checklist in my mind of three things that I have wanted since childhood. These three things were my definition of being an adult.

Two have come to pass. They came so very suddenly and it makes my head spin to think of it. It’s not that I’m not grateful, but where did the time go?

I had dreamed of them for so long and here they are!

Number three is all I lack. And I believe it could come any day now. It frightens me because it will come suddenly as well.

I won’t even see it coming. A smile and a small conversation to pass time. A sudden surge and a connection.

A snap of the fingers.

Done.

What happens then? Do I have to abort my childlike thoughts in preparation of guiding other child like thoughts?

It’s not that I don’t love the idea of being a part of two wholes, but at the same time I have my doubts.

Will he love me when I don’t love myself? Will he consider that I’ve never done this whole independent thing before? Will he understand that sometimes I feel overwhelmed and I need to have a good cry or go for a walk? Will he get that I’m new at the whole not being a loner thing?

Again, change doesn’t bother me. Life doesn’t scare me. I’m just concerned about the time I have now.

Am I wasting it or am I on course?

Well, I suppose I will find out soon enough.

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo