a babble on persistence

Be persistent.  I've been repeating this to myself and pushing myself earnestly in the direction of persistence for probably a year now, becoming increasingly more aggressive as I go. Pursuing my career requires an insanely high level of persistence that I'm not sure I was prepared for going in. Writing songs? That takes persistence, especially [...]

October ABSQ: mini vintage haul, Halloweekend, & my new fave concealer!

This is hands down my favorite time of year. The weather, the leaves, the pumpkins...everything about fall just makes my heart well with happiness. I got to spend this past weekend (Halloweekend, I might add) with friends up at their university, and it was so nice! The downtown up there is the CUTEST I've ever [...]

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, [...]

Money-Saving Tips For The Young & Cash-Conscious

If you're like me, sometimes you eat your feelings, but most of the time, you prefer to buy your feelings. I think everyone struggles with this to one degree or another. It's so easy to justify small purchases, like loading your cart up with "just a few things" from the Target dollar section, or picking [...]