Friday, March 18, 2011

Guest Blogger, Katie from Simply Kate!

Greetings readers!  Today we have a guest blogger, Katie from Simply Kate.  I encourage you to check it out.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hello there readers of The Sunset Won’t! I’m Katie from Simply Kate!

My blog is, like the title suggests, simply about me. I write about my life, my impressions, my ideas, thoughts, and quirks. My mind bounces from one point to another, always wanting to try this thing or that. My blog is very much the same way. So while my life is hopping from day to day, my blog is following along excitedly!

I was exercising a few months ago when something changed my life. I was doing a fat burning kick-boxing workout from a Jillian Michael’s workout DVD, when she said something about the workout that changed the way I was feeling about my life.

If you don’t get uncomfortable, nothing is going to change.”
She’s talking about pushing yourself harder in your workout to get the biggest results. But it hit a chord in my brain when I realized that it was so easily transferred to the rest of life.
My brain took a step back and looked at all the aspects of my life. I was still living in my parent’s basement with no job, and no foreseeable future. I was unhappy. I was comfortable.
By the next week, plans were in motion. I was moving to Las Vegas; a city about as different from the small town I had grown up in as a bird is different from an airplane.

It was definitely not a comfortable feeling, knowing that everything was about to change. Each step into the unknown scared me more than the last. But something happened in this process that I had been looking for. I was happy. I was happier than I had been in a very long time.

I let myself get uncomfortable, and things changed for the better!
Things are far from perfect just because I moved to Vegas. I still don’t have a job, I don’t have any friends. But I’m happy knowing that if I get out there, however uncomfortable it may be, that’s going to change as well.

It has been one of the hardest things I have ever done. But when I think of the alternative - sitting miserably in my parent’s basement – I can’t help but think that it’s been so worth it.
I want to always be uncomfortable.

Thanks again to Katie for guest blogging today!  Remember, little things in life can wait... but The Sunset Won't.

(If you are interested in guest blogging I would love to have you!  Please leave a comment below or send an email to thesunsetwont (at)


  1. I once heard that the choice is never between bondage and freedom. Rather, the choice is between bondage and the unknown. What to step into the unknown where you will surely find freedom! You've shown a ton of courage.

  2. Katie: I love the idea of getting uncomfortable to change. That is a lesson I have yet to learn. Something that I think is quite challenging for me. Thank you for sharing this post today!

    Myke: What a wonderful way to think about bondage and freedom!

  3. Katie I am happy for you. I love you and want you have joy. I know you have been given sage advice and I hope that though at times it is tough it will bless you and those who get to know the Katie I know.


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