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SOME THOUGHTS…

Hello, my dear readers!

It is so good to be back into the normal operations of this blog! As I said on last week’s Friday post, today we’re going to be diving into my heart rather than poetry or writing. While that is the focus of this blog, I do like to give you guys some insight into what I’m thinking every now and then.

Here are five random things on my mind right now, courtesy of my brain. I hope you enjoy, and that you share your own thoughts with me in return! ❀

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Mountaintop model, hmm? Yeah, probably not! (Mauna Loa, Hawaii // July 2019)

1. “ROUND AND ROUND” BY GEOWULF IS STUCK IN MY HEAD

I have been listening to this song by Australian dream pop group Geowulf for the past few weeks now. It’s pretty introspective, and it’s got a good beat. But we writers tend to gravitate toward the words we see and hear, and that’s what makes Geowulf’s song stand out so much in my head. With lines like “I’ve been running, running from myself” Geowulf asks its audience to contemplate what we’re running from.

Check out the song.


2. KINDNESS IS NOT GIVEN BY ALL

A few days ago I ran into someone whom I hadn’t seen in years. This person had once been a good friend of mine, but we eventually grew apart after an unfortunate confrontation. Just for fun, I decided to drop by my old school, whereΒ I happened to see her. I exclaimed her name, genuinely excited to see her, but she realized it was me, said a curt hello, and kept walking.

My heart hurt after this rudeness. Yes, we hadn’t left on the best terms, but her blatant disgust with me hasn’t dimmed in the past few years, which is ridiculous. To think that we’d once been good friends, had parted due to a civil confrontation, and moved on with our lives… And yet she was still acting as if we were seventeen.

The thing is that people are not always going to like us. There are jealousies, mistakes, and petty feuds. It’s how friends become enemies, and allies divide into factions. Though I was upset at first with the rudeness, I considered a few things and realized I’d rather share kindness and receive rudeness than share rudeness and receive kindness.

Hopefully one day I will see her again, and she will be more receptive towards me. Time will tell, especially when one lives in a small town.


3. MY BEST FRIEND AND I WILL BE REUNITED IN ONE WEEK!

Though you will be able to read into my summer updates post on Friday, I do want to say that I’m about to head back to school in California for my final semester of college. While I am not excited for classes, I’m definitely pumped at the thought that my best friend, Miss Givenchy, and I will be back at it again in one short week. πŸ™‚

We’ve been separated for four months, and though it doesn’t feel like it has been that long, it is about time to be reunited once more!


4. PRAYING FOR PEOPLE IS PRETTY COOL

All right. Some of you are going to read this and cringe, but I’ve got to be honest with you guys. As a Christian I’m pretty vocal about my faith, and it’s gotten me through so many things. So I’m going to be as honest on this blog as I would be in real life.

This past summer my church started a program that’s pretty cool, and I think it’s something you guys should do in your own lives. The “Who’s Your One?” initiative is a chance for you to pray for one person in particular for an amount of time you choose. It’s pretty simple: Pick someone who needs some prayer, and spend a few minutes out of your day in thought for him or her.

Some of you are irreligious, but I’m telling you: Praying for somebody else is amazing. It’s not about you; it’s about the person you’re praying for, and to put positive energy out there is exactly what this world needs right now! πŸ™‚


5. WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES, BUT WE MUST BE WILLING TO CORRECT THEM

A few days ago I was flying my airplane. I had to take park it in a very tight spot, and I was alone in pushing it back. Now Cessna 172s are not super easy to navigate (on the ground at least), and I’m a sponge when it comes to strength. So there I was, a noodle of a girl trying every maneuver possible to move this airplane off the taxiway, when I heard aΒ pop! and my heart about burst andΒ popped too.

I looked down and saw I’d broken a piece off the horizontal stabilizer in my attempt to move the airplane. Somehow, despite not having the strength to move my plane, I’d had the strength to break a piece off it.

Not my smartest move, not by a mile.

After finding a mechanic and reporting my error, I took a deep breath and thought to myself: Okay. You found the man responsible for repairs. You’ve offered to pay for it. You’ve done the paperwork. You’ve beat yourself up a bit, and there’s nothing more to do.

Sometimes our mistakes are big ones. Sometimes our mistakes are small ones, though they can feel much bigger in the moment. Whatever it is, we must remember ourΒ responseΒ to our human error is just as important as what we’ve done. Nobody’s perfect, and everybody should know that by now. πŸ™‚

And guess what? We learn from our mistakes in the process.

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Why not post a random picture like this? (Somewhere in Chile // November 2017)

YOUR THOUGHTS!

Now it’s your turn. What are some things that have been on your mind lately? If you don’t want to share in the comments below, I challenge you to find a piece of paper and jot down five things that you can’t stop thinking about. πŸ™‚

Thank you guys for being part of this blog. It means the world to me! I know I say that all the time, but it’s true.

Until next time,

-K. ❀

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30 thoughts on “SOME THOUGHTS…”

  1. #2,4 and 5 are very true. If we act in the same harsh way some people, there’s no difference between them and us. So happy to hear that you’ll be reunited with your bestie soon. It’s one of the best feelings in the world! Who’s your One sounds like a great initiative. I’ll definitely try that one too. And owing up to mistakes is the grown up thing to do but it’s also the one thing most grown ups haven’t quite mastered. Ohh wow, you’re a pilot. That’s amazing. Hope you didn’t get in too much trouble for the horizontal stabilizer. As for my five things,
    1. I’ve really got to stop procrastinating stuff. They just keep on piling up.
    2. This song, No Air – Boyce Avenue’s cover version.
    3. Only three weeks till I go home for a much deserved vacation!
    4. What I am going to make for dinner.
    5. I wonder if it’s going to keep raining everyday!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind response. Shweta! It means so much to me that you have responded and shared your 5 things. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

      I really hope you try out The Who’s Your One initiative! I promise it will make a difference, so thank you for being willing to try it!

      Your five things are awesome! I agree with #1 completely, as I struggle with this as well. #2 I love that song, but will need to check out the cover you’ve mentioned! #3 I hope your vacation is awesome… Three weeks will fly by! #4 Hopefully something delicious. #5 I wish it would rain here… We are under a dry spell, so send some of that rain my way. πŸ™‚

      Hope the rest of your day is amazing!!!

      πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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      1. I’ll definitely try the Who’s Your One initiative. Do check out the cover version. It’s amazing 😍. Hope that the dry spell comes to an end soon. It’s still raining over here.
        Hope you have a great week ahead of you. ❀️

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  2. Well Katie, I’m thankful that the broken piece of the horizontal stabilizer didn’t happen while airborne. Yikes !
    I’m praying, and thinking a lot, that my back surgery in 3 weeks will be successful.
    Best of luck in your final semester. It must feel really good to know you’re almost THERE !

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  3. It could be that the horizontal stabilizer was cracked from folks pushing on it to raise the nose wheel for ground handling. (Been lots of notices about that) Maybe this was a blessing in disguise. At least it will be fixed and Katie Kay promises to no longer push on it. As far as your friend is concerned she is missing out on a terrific relationship. Her loss. My five random things. 1. Need to keep working on my latest book. 2. Wish the 100 degree days would pass. 3. Need more time in the day. 4. Have to get some interviews invitations written up. 5.Wish people would be kinder to each other. Have a great day, Katie Kay.

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    1. Yes, John, you are absolutely correct! It is not the way to do it. And that is a great way to describe mistakes: Sometimes they are blessings in disguise.

      Thank you for your kind words!

      As for your five things… #1. Yes, keep making progress on your book! You’ve got it. I have faith! πŸ₯° #2. They will be gone before you know it… (I hope!) #3 We all do, but that makes us appreciate the time we have even more. #4 Amazing!!! #5 Amen! Kindness is a salve to many issues.

      Have a wonderful week, John! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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