I Am Kate

This space here, is a look into my accomplishments, mistakes, journeys, travels and anything else that which has brought me to where I am today.

Kate Krawczak

Professional Daydreamer

It has taken me over 30 years, but I am finally learning to embrace my differences, and not let the noise of other people’s opinions drown out my inner voice. By doing this, I have found a way to fill myself full of the people and things that make me the happiest. My hope is that this passion for truly living will shine through here on these pages. Building connections through a recollection of my thoughts and options based on my own personal experiences.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla-less Soup

Well here we are, it is only August 24th in Michigan and a high today of just 60 degrees.  It feels like fall.  I don’t hate it, but I can honestly say that I am not ready for another brutal winter.  Unfortunately since I
Cheesy butternut squash

Creamy Spinach & Cheese Roasted Butternut Squash

I love to garden!  This year I have more veggies growing in my yard than I’ve ever had in the past.  I experimented with so many new things, a few of which are squash.  I have three types of zucchini, spaghetti, acorn and butternut

Paddles A Plenty

Michigan is a wonderful place to live if you enjoy the lake life. It has an abundant number of well-maintained state parks and forests that offer plenty of places to enjoy a great paddle. Even for me, being based out of Metro Detroit I

A Letter To Myself On This Difficult Day

I often write letters to myself.  Usually during time of stress or change.  It calms me to talk to myself, and helps me to set my intentions.  It also serves as a reminder that their is always a lesson to learn in the hard
All 5 Michigan Great Lakes

Go Jump In A Lake “The Great Lakes Challenge”

There is something Michiganders call ” The Great Lakes Challenge” that has been on my bucket-list for some time now. I always planned to make it happen – but just never seemed to have the time. Well, the day had finally come! It was
Welcome to Ohio

Adventures In The Sewer State

The rivalry between Michigan and Ohio dates back as far as 1835 to the “Toledo War” or boundary dispute of the two states. The dispute resulted from poor understanding of geographical makeup of the Great Lakes at the time. To make a long story

An Ontario State Of Mind

Living in Michigan has an abundance of perks if you’re an outdoor junkie like me. From the beautiful untouched wilderness of the Upper Peninsula to the four surrounding crystal clear Great Lakes. Even with all of that, my favorite part still has to be
Force of Nature

A Force Of Nature

Love is the substance of all life. EVERYTHING is connected in love, absolutely EVERYTHING. – Julia Cameron   Have you ever stopped to think about why we are attracted to the people we are? Not just romantically but even just as friends. Have you