Holy cow, I can’t believe it’s already 2013. The new year has inspired a new me (as it always does until about February 1) and I’ve begun the process of redesigning my blog. Wait, that’s not true. I haven’t, but my good friend Maggie is doing a katmaund.com overhaul and I can’t wait to get everything up and looking sexy. She’s super talented and I can’t recommend her design skills enough – check her out here.
- I’ll be contributing to a hot mess of writers over at Pooping Rainbows on the 7th of every month, so go check it out! It’s a different style of writing than here…I’d say a little edgier, sexier, more honest and organic. Should be fun and will probably get me in trouble.
- I just finished up a big ole contract and have some availability for new clients. Know someone who needs social media consulting/set up/monitoring/responding? Send me an email and I’ll send you a bottle of wine for the recommendation.
- I ADOPTED A DOG!! Two of my lovely friends were forced to give up their beautiful rescue dog, Reece, for adoption so I drove down to southern California a few months ago and scooped her up. She enjoys eating the crotches out of underwear, chasing squirrels, and being the little spoon during nap time. You should come meet her!
- I acquired my mandolin from home and an Akai midi keyboard so 2013 will be filled with new beats, tunes, and dance parties. If you want to rock it on your spoons or have a profound understanding of beat boxing, let’s jam.
That’s all for today. Can’t wait to show off the new look!
Holy cow, people. What a whirlwind of a few weeks it’s been. Also, hi there! I’ve not forgotten you, sweet friends. My world has been getting rocked lately with all sorts of changes and schedule clutter, thus I’ve neglected my writing.
Sheesh, where to begin? Firstly, I lost my job a few weeks ago as a Content Marketing Specialist and within days (thanks to all the right connections and timing), I landed a Community Manager position at Instrument. This is the job I’ve been looking for since the day I graduated college – it’s what I’ve been preparing for since day 1 – and the type of company I’ve always dreamt of working for. I mean, we have a teepee as a teleconference room in the middle of our industrial warehouse office space. I’ve never been surrounded by so much creativity and innovation. I couldn’t begin to express the deep sense of gratitude that surges through me each day I walk in here.
I’ve taken about two and a half weeks off from Crossfit after a solid five months of training six days a week. I think I burned out a little bit both mentally and physically, and used to my schedule change to justify the time off. I currently feel unhealthy, sluggish and unmotivated, but so thankful I let my body and mind rest so that I can come back with a vengeance. I can’t wait to start throwing weights around and repring out a few pull-ups.
My spiritual life is taking me for a crazy ride. My mind is constantly being blown by new ideas, paradigm shifts, and the outpouring of love from unexpected supporters. I feel so blessed to have the capacity to question and battle with my beliefs and how they shape my life choices. I’m saturated with new philosophies and theories to explore and am looking forward to processing it all so that I can share my findings. What an exciting time it is!
I also moved into an adorable apartment in the Northeast part of Portland and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the space. It has the bones and character I’ve been looking for and it’s slowly but surely coming together thanks to my Pinterest addiction and inability to turn away from garage sales. Photos to come soon.
I vow to continue writing, to make time for it, to create a space where we can engage in honest dialogue. Thank you for your patience and understanding.