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Finally did it, my first blog post!!

Ahh, the day is finally here.

I’m writing my first ever blog! I’ve wanted to write a blog for years but was always confused on what to write. GOOD NEWS: I’m still confused on what to write but I’m also sick of waiting. If you wait for the perfect moment, you’re going to be waiting for a very long time.

First off, I want to thank my amazing web developer/designer Rocco over at LaSpisa Studios for revamping my entire website so I could start blogging. His eye for design is out of this world!

Secondly, I want to encourage you all to interact with me in the comments section. I will read them all and if you have questions, I’ll answer them in the next post.

So here we go…

I’m a dream chaser. I’ve been chasing my dreams ever since I got fired from a Chili’s 7 years ago. Brutal, right? I should have refilled that lady’s soda sooner. My dreams were not to work at a Chili’s, but going to college, those were the cards I was dealt. I hated those cards. 

I always wanted to be a model. I loved being in front of the camera and feeling like a princess (hey, at least I’m being honest!). I never knew how to become a model, let alone a successful one. One photoshoot doesn’t make you a model; making a living off modeling makes you a model. 

So I started researching and made moves until I made a living off modeling. I dealt with more rejection than acceptance over the years but I’ve always been so focused and believed in myself 100%. I knew one day it would happen and eventually it did! I cannot stress the importance of manifesting your dreams. Write it down, say it out loud, tattoo it on your forehead (ok, not the last one) but do whatever it takes to achieve your dreams. We are all blessed with one life but if you don’t live it how you want to, you’re wasting something so precious. 

I have my degree in Marketing & Advertising from Cal State Fullerton. I thought for years I wanted to work at an ad agency and do the 9-5 grind but quickly realized that wasn’t for me. I was told that’s what I should do so I thought that’s what I needed to work towards. But that’s not the case, I was doing what other people wanted me to do, they thought my dreams were too big and I’d never achieve them. After all, coming from a family not in the entertainment business, how was I ever supposed to make a ripple in the entertainment industry?

To this day, I’ve never worked a 9-5 job. I’ve worked odd modeling jobs that helped pay the bills but didn’t feed my passion. The beauty of chasing my dreams is that it’s always been based on my happiness. My dreams change year by year as I progress and learn more about myself. It’s a never ending cycle once you get started. Habits form and your dreams get bigger and bigger. My biggest goal right now are to help others lead a healthy, goal driven life through motivation and personal training. I still model on the side (as many of you first saw me as a model), but only for the jobs that push me forward.

As we progress, you need to let go of things that no longer serve you or weigh you down. That’s not a bad thing, it’s important to grow.

Now, don’t get me wrong. Living the life you want isn’t always perfect. You might go broke, you might lose friends, you might be called crazy but as long as you’re happy, that’s all that matters. I’ve been broke, I’ve lost friends, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. I look back at where I was and how far I’ve come and the faith I have within myself has grown immensely. If someone tells you no, ask “why.” Don’t let another person’s opinions change your own.

xoxo,

CupKate

8 Comments

  • Victis

    This introduction has really enlightened me. Right now I’m at critical point in my life, but your words have comforted me. So I owe you huge thanks Kate. Keep going girl ❤.

  • Olivia

    Hi Katelynn, you are such an inspiration, I follow your Instagram and love what you have to say. I am in somewhat of a similar situation as you were. Didn’t work at Chili’s but did work in a job that was not satisfying. So, I decided to do something about it and as you can guess, change is not easy, so my question to you is “What advice would you give someone struggling to achieve a goal/make a change? Secondly, how did you persevere through the tough times?” Thank you for being awesome!

  • Dan Scheel

    This is pretty cool to finally read! I’ll be honest with you, I think I started following you (in the social media sense, not the creepy way) like 4 or so years ago, maybe more. It was pretty much just, “Oh, here’s a gorgeous Monster girl who looks like she has fun!” Follow! Obviously you’ve gone through a lot of changes in the time since then and while you are clearly still a gorgeous girl who appears to have fun, I’ve found that there is way more to you than that. Just to name a few, you are a very driven person as you noted above and you go out and get what you want. I think the coolest thing is that you seem to be one of the most caring people that I’ve seen. I feel like that’s a rarity nowadays so to see someone who has achieved the level of success or fame that you have still give a shit about all others is refreshing! I’ve recently started hitting the gym and working on my diet to shed a few pounds and it’s posts or Snapchats like yours that let me know to keep going. If I didn’t live in MN, I would have absolutely contacted you by now about whipping me into shape! In the years that I’ve had visibility to you on social media, I’ve never really reached out to you (aside from maybe a drunk Snapchat at some point, but who hasn’t!) so I just wanted to tell you to keep doing what you’re doing because you are one of my favorite people on this earth and anyone who knows you is fortunate to have you in their life!
    -Dan

  • Jesus Ramos

    Wow great first post. I like you was told I could never become a Firefighter. So I set out a goal of achieving my goal. It was a long 4 years of school Academy, Paramedic School, then came the testing part. Wow I drove through the entire state taking test and interview after interview till finely I was hired !! I never looked back. Then came my injury wow what a setback but I healed then started my own business now I’m a set medic on various productions. I also teach at Crafton Hills College Fire Academy. I love what I do for a living. Your words are so inspiring and so so positive .

  • Bart

    One has to admire you for always keeping an eye on the bigger picture, on where you are and where you want to go from there.
    Keep writing. You’re inspiring others and ultimately that’s the most important form of charity.
    Congratulations on your path so far. You can be proud of what you have achieved so far, and you still have a long and fruitful way ahead.

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