Before I let too much time get away from us (like I did last time!) I thought I’d round up another coffee date for you here on the blog. Y’all… it’s been less than a month since our last, but so much had happened and I’m so excited to get you all filled in on!
You know the drill… scroll below for all of the details on my latest Instagrams. You’ll find a little (well, I’m a blabber so I can’t promise “little) life recap at the end!
BOOTS braided brown boots
SHORTS black and white speckled shorts (on sale!) // TOP black and white speckled top (on sale!) // HEELS stuart weitzman ‘the nudist’ heels // PURSE black crossbody // EARRINGS black statement earrings (sold out, similar here)
HEELS nude platform heels
DRESS blue embroidered dress (on sale!) // HEELS nude platform heels (sold out, similar here) // CLUTCH tan tory burch clutch // BRACELET gold wrap bracelet (sold out, similar here) // EARRINGS gold hoop earrings
In our last coffee date, I explained how all of the traveling over the course of summer had left me feeling bit unsettled. While I can’t say I’ve completely found balance, I’m excited to share that I think I’m getting there! A few things have helped with this…
1. Staying Put
It feels silly to say this, as I think I’ve only spent one full weekend in Dallas this past month, but for some reason that one weekend alone did a lot to sink my roots back into my life in Dallas. As much as I love a new adventures, waking up on a Saturday morning with no agenda is a great, great feeling.
2. Workout & Cooking Routine
With the constant shuffle of summer came a very sporadic (read – inconsistent) workout schedule. And in terms of time spent in the kitchen… slim to none. Lately, however, I’ve finally settled into a groove and it’s done wonders for my mental & physical health!
In the exercise realm, I’ve been attending SoulCycle twice a week, Camp Gladiator twice a week, and horseback riding once a week. I’ve found this combination of incredibly varied workouts keeps me on my toes in a good way! I thoroughly enjoy the dance party feel of SoulCycle, the incredible coaches and camaraderie of Camp Gladiator (shoutout to sweet Meredith!) and the FUN of getting in the saddle.
I kept myself from cooking for the longest time because I was intimidated at the excessive cost and time spent in cooking for one person. That was until I realized there are many easy, healthy recipes that can be scaled down for individual eaters! Trader Joe’s frozen sockeye salmon has been a game changer. Would y’all be interested in recipes here? I’d be happy to share a few favorites if so!
3. A New Intern
Oh wow. I am just so giddy about this blessing! I’ve known for a while that bringing on an intern would do wonders to help with my work-life balance, but taking the steps to find one was uncharted territory. After a really fun application process (seriously, every girl who applied was amazing) I finally landed on a perfect fit! Meet Marlena. A ray of sunshine through and through!
Sprinkled into the much-loved normalcy have been a few fun adventures, though! I got to welcome Lilly Pulitzer to Dallas with a darling summer soirée, attend a Brothers Osborne concert at a favorite Dallas spot, and spend time with the cowboy and his family during a Labor Day trip to the ranch! And because I simply can’t seem to stay put for long… it turns out I’m headed out on another adventure tomorrow morning! Any guesses where? I can tell you that it involves one of my favorite people!
A final note before signing off – do you remember the Instagram I posted (see it at the end of this post) that talked about the Lord teaching me to “wait?” Here’s the crazy thing. He orchestrated a moment this past week that absolutely blew me away – through it, He brought to completion something I didn’t even know my heart was waiting on. This was nothing I had even thought to hope for (and the details would bore the heck outta you) but as I look back through the unfolding of the story, I see how He had made me wait, and with such a beautiful purpose and plan in mind.
Wait before bringing me to this point of peace. Wait before revealing the resolution and redemption of the story. All the while chuckling at my little Instagram caption thinking, “Oh Kate, you don’t even know yet.” Because in the waiting I didn’t even know He was doing, He was teaching and growing me in ways I couldn’t have learned any other way. My takeaway for myself and each of you is to remember this… the Lord is not limited by our limited timelines and He is not limited by our limited understanding. Every day, even in moments we are so completely unaware (especially those, I think) the Lord is working in and through our lives in amazing ways we couldn’t even possibly realize. He hasn’t forgotten. He’s at work in you! And there is such hope to be found in that!
I love each of you! Thank you for catching up with me today.
Love from Texas,