In the past 11 months, I have been all about creating original content. I havent’s reblogged AT all. Yesterday, I realized that I miss it. :( I love Tumblr because there is community happening between bloggers. And I don’t want to be a lonely blogger any longer! This post is my little way of saying that I will be carefully curating content on this blog now. Let the reblogging begin :)
This week I have been thinking about perseverance. Struggle is an inherent part of the human experience—there will always be situations that challenge me and require me to push through. However, it’s SO EASY to get discouraged! In this season, I’ve decided to wallow less and focus on cultivating joy in my life. When things get REALLY tough I restore myself by seeking out encouraging words. And lately, I have been clinging to this bible verse:
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
I love this because struggle is guaranteed. (This is specially true if you are risk taker living on the edge.) I’ve realized that struggle is natural, and it’s nothing to fear. In fact, I now fear being comfortable more than experiencing difficulty. Stagnating is very SCARY.
I hope you are overcoming big obstacles in your life too. Stay hopeful! <3, Kat
My roommate Italia and I have decided to forgo the gluten and diary for a while. I have done this before and felt like a PRINCESS. I am excited to have a partner this time! We are already brainstorming how to make this work. The past few months of living in Kalihi House have been great, but our jeans are getting tighter from the pizza and the sweets!
Recently, I also decided I am getting back into Bikram. I took a long break because I had an accident that really affected my lower back. However, I have been feeling like it’s time to reintegrate this practice into my life. I am eager to jump back in, but I am also scared because it’s been so long. We are also considering doing Crossfit together with our friend Chris.
When I quit my teaching job, I decided I would really focus on my health and wellbeing. It’s great to have buddies who are down for this too. I have always been a fat kid—and it’s so daunting to make these kind of moves! However, something’s different this time. My roommate Jameson always says that facing your issues is easier “in community.” I guess he is right!
Thank you for reading this little blog! I appreciate you. I hope that you are making healthy choices where ever you are. <3