What’s keeping you from your dreams is not what you’d expect

This Is Us

This year has been the year of severe writer’s block. No matter how many hours I spent at my computer trying to write, nothing felt right. …

The art of letting go has proven the most challenging part of my existence over the last two years. …

I can’t stop thinking about uncertainty. My uncertainty. My friends’ uncertainties. The world’s uncertainty. …

I plopped myself down in my old childhood bedroom, somewhat relieved to simply exist for a moment — but also completely broken-hearted. …

I was sitting with my mom on a commuter train in Vienna on the world’s most drizzly pre-Christmas day debriefing the time that had passed since we had last seen each other. …

When the last of the movers left by apartment to bring the remainder of my belongings to storage, I felt a sudden heavy ache settle into my chest. Scenes of my old life began to hypnotize me in an unexpected way, bringing me to tears as I stared out at…

On honoring your own feelings rather than society’s expectations

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Shortly after college, I remember thinking is this really it?! I went to work, exercised, made food, slept and socialized on weekends. I rinsed and repeated this cycle for more than seven years, thanks to misapplied aphorisms about green grass. What if I sacrifice a decently mowed lawn and end…

Katie Green

31 year-old divorced, ex-corporate marketer from Seattle trying to avoid being a cliché writing about my bumpy path towards doing wtf I really want to do.

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