Welcome to September — Start Your Engines

Awesome author Catherine Ryan Howard (who you should be following) said, “But what I really love about September is that it’s a fresh start, a perfect little package of time between now and New Year’s Eve in which you have every chance of achieving your goals and sauntering smugly into 2014 with a smile on your face.Continue reading “Welcome to September — Start Your Engines”

Bumbling Toward Greatness

If you have been trying to change your life, to start a new habit, health regiment, or novel — and it’s all been going to shit — take heart. If your loan application was turned down, your long-term steady left you after you started talking marriage and kids, or if your amazing new group attractedContinue reading “Bumbling Toward Greatness”

The Super Secret, #1 Tip for Greatness: Action

Graphic by the great Austin Kleon That it.  Just one word, one idea.  No long list, no thirty-seven bullet points, just — this: THE SECRET TO GREATNESS Action. I’ve been trying a lot of things this year, but in the end it has all led to this moment.  This typing, this game plan to livingContinue reading “The Super Secret, #1 Tip for Greatness: Action”

I Dare YOU to Walk the Goat Trail of Life

We’ve lost something, left something, along the old goat trails.  Allow me to explain — I am sitting here in a Starbucks, writing on my netbook, listening on my Beats Tour headphones to Giselle, act II no.15, Pas De Deux (I don’t usually listen to classical music but it seemed conducive to writing) — inContinue reading “I Dare YOU to Walk the Goat Trail of Life”

Are You Ready To Be the Best?

So you have a dream.  A dream people tell you is unlikely to come true, BUT it is a dream some people make a living doing — maybe a really good living.  So, there’s only really one question left — how much do you want it? There’s Always Room at the Top I was talkingContinue reading “Are You Ready To Be the Best?”

Everything You Want Is Just Outside Your Comfort Zone

When you decide to change your life, to improve or expound or dream beyond the limits of your hard, tattered shell — many things will happen at once.  And most of them will seem bad.  Whether it’s guardians at the gate (a la Joseph Campbell) or the simple fact that you’ve moved onto that steep,Continue reading “Everything You Want Is Just Outside Your Comfort Zone”

The Five Fucking Reasons You’d Better Live Your Dreams

There’s a line I love from Eulogy by Frank Turner.  It’s about going after your big dream.  The song is only 1:35 but it builds to a great point — Well I haven’t always been a perfect person And I haven’t done what Mum and Dad had dreamed But on the day I die I’llContinue reading “The Five Fucking Reasons You’d Better Live Your Dreams”

Welcome to the Permission You’ve Been Waiting For

Hi.  I’m Katherine Cerulean and my purpose in life is to write and share the beauty of the world with you.  But enough with that– This post is about changing your life. You have found this place.  I don’t know from where or how, but you are here now.  And I want to welcome youContinue reading “Welcome to the Permission You’ve Been Waiting For”