Creation Through Frustration | when the art isn’t coming

If you're an artist, you know this inevitable feeling. You want to create, but sometimes, the art just isn't coming. You've got nothing. Zilch. Nada. Well, have I got a revelation for you. Maybe I'm the only artist that missed this important piece of info, maybe all of y'all will be like, "yeah Kate, we know", but [...]

Life Update: booking gigs, getting sick, & prepping for Christmas!

I can't remember the last time I was sick - that's how infrequently it happens. But here I am, sitting in my bed at noon on a Wednesday, when I would normally be at work, trying to make this day at least semi-productive, despite my achy muscle and swollen throat. Even though I'm not feeling [...]

Motivation & Inspiration: 3 Things I Do To Build Myself Up

As I write this, soft snow is falling in my little Virginia town, She & Him Christmas is playing in the background, and I am resting after a busy, but successful week. It's so nice to feel my work paying off, and that is the inspiration for this post. I've been striving extra hard recently [...]

Let’s Get To Know Each Other: who is AbundantlyKate?

It occurred to me a couple of weeks ago that though I am very honest with my feelings and opinions here on AbundantlyKate, I've never really written a post introducing myself to y'all. I've gained some new blog followers over the last couple of months, which is totally awesome, so I decided it was about [...]

Having Bad Days

Last week, I had a really bad day.  It started off fine. My somewhat ambitious to-do list was made, my evening plans with friends were set, and I actually did my hair/make-up and wore an outfit consisting of something other than my usual weekday attire of a t-shirt, leggings, and Birkenstocks/running shoes. For me, pretty much [...]

Beneath The Wave: Swimming With Anxiety

Anxiety sucks.  Sweaty palms, ragged breathing, an unfocused mind, difficulty sleeping, panic attacks, clenched muscles - all of this comes as a result of that annoying little voice in our heads that whispers, worry, worry, worry, over and over. Everyone has anxiety to one degree or another; it's part of human nature to feel uneasiness, worry, [...]

A Different Side Of Me: a Story of Dreams, Fears, and a Leap of Faith

Here on AbundantlyKate, I share a lot about myself. My interests, my style, my favorite beauty products - my thoughts about life, love, and growing up. But thus far, I still have yet to share the most important part of myself. At first, I was afraid to be honest, frightened by what people would think, [...]