i'm back

 
and just like that, i'm back. back in my home office, for now, sipping coffee and listening to good, long Jocko podcasts while I wait for my husband to get home from the base so he, my sister, and i can train together. for now i'm back in vermont after a long trip away, i'm back to long days of editing, working, writing, training karate, and spending time with the people that matter most in the world to me, my beautiful family.

it usually takes a bit of hustle to get caught up on everything, and that's exactly where i find myself right now: grinding hard to get caught up on everything - everything as in book 3, which is off to my editor the first week of november. (woo!)

but catching up on all the work is a minute price to pay for the incredible time Tyler and I had, taking a month to go backpacking in Europe. Ireland was by far one of the coolest places I've ever hiked, and on top of that, we were there for BOOK 3 RESEARCH PURPOSES. if you follow me on instagram, you might have caught me that time i hopped on for a quick story while i was hiking through the wicklow mountains, which are spectacular, pictured above, and a HUGE setting for this next book. (have i mentioned that i can't WAIT for you to read this book??)

so all this to say, excuse my silence, but i'm hard at work over here, thinking of you guys and looking forward to getting this next book into your hands. i also have a ton of Irish beauty to share with you guys; i was really relishing in my new camera on this trip. i think its safe to say you can't go to ireland sans-camera, because the landscapes are just too mind-blowing. it's the kind of place you want to soak in and remember forever.


but enough about me - what have you been up to this month? what projects are you tackling this fall? I'd love to hear all about what's been keeping you motivated this week. 

stay stoked,
kate

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  1. YAY!!! I'm so excited you're back!! I've missed your posts. It sounds like you had a lot of fun!! Welcome back!

    I got my liscense and I'm working on perfecting Uprising. I'm really, really, really excited!

    AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR BOOK 3!!! <3 <3

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    1. WOOOOOHOOOO!!! CONGRATULATIONS, IVIE!! Proud of you <3 and thank you as ALWAYS for your kind words of encouragement

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  2. YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL!! I love all of your pics + words and have missed your posts like nuts. <33

    xxx

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    1. YOUR COMMENT REALLY MADE ME SMILE, DANG. THank you so much, amelia ruth!!!! you're awesome. keeping taking names

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  3. These photos are absolutely stunning. I cannot wait for book three, and the fact that Ireland comes into play....oh my heavens, I'm going to scream.

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    1. eEEEEE I'M SO PUMPED FOR YOU TO GET BOOK 3 GA <3 :')

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  4. Welcome back!! Your trip looks and sounds like it was a wonderful time! Enjoy your first couple of days back! I always enjoy going on trips because of the fact that coming back home is a treat after a while away.

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    1. AGREED!! Thank you so much for welcoming me back and reading + commenting vanessa!!! i hope you're having the best kinda week

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  5. Wow, it looks like an incredible place! That's so awesome you got to go and experience the setting for one of your books. I'm glad you had a good trip, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful photos! xx

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    1. it really was great... still thinking about it every day ahhhhhh. thank you so much for your sweet words, jessica!!!!

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  6. DANG KATE THESE PHOTOS ARE STUNNING. You’re making me want to travel to Ireland, already. Stop. : )
    This fall, I have plans to relax after a hectic summer, and work on some photography projects (I just upgraded my editing software, so I’m really excited about it!!)

    wishing you the best,
    k.

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    1. WOOOOHOOO!! enjoy that new software, keira!! that sounds fantastic. + your kind words are always a big, pumped up encouragement to me <3

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  7. um wow now I want to go Ireland even more.

    Getting back into the flow of life after a long break can be a lot of work, so go you!!!

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    1. ahhhh man agreed!! getting back in the swing of things :) I HOPE YOU GO TO IRELAND!!! YOU'LL LOVE IT

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    1. 100%!! thanks so much for reading + commenting :)

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