project 30 – Katie

26 Mar

I met the lovely Katie of Confessions Of An Imperfect Life at Jen Pastiloff’s yoga retreat in October. I immediately liked her and knew I wanted to be friends with her. Does that sound creepy?! Probably. She’s just a really cool chick, who happens to be a brilliant writer and person. She’s a thoughtful and supportive friend, who inspires me everyday with her raw, intelligent and honest writing. Enjoy her answers…


Katie, 35

What would your 30 something self tell your 20 something self if you could?

Don’t work so hard. Don’t worry so much. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Things will all work out the way they are supposed to.

What do you wish you took more seriously in your 20’s?

Everything that was available to me living in NYC. I didn’t take full advantage of the cultural mecca that New York is, mostly because I worked so much.

What do you wish you took less seriously in your 20’s?

Work! Live to work was the mindset then; I wish I had known that work to live was a more healthy option for me.

Favorite memory from your 20’s?

Seemingly endless nights in NYC, where anything was possible on any given night. And making friends who would be in my life forever.

In your early 20’s where did you think you would be (work, live etc) by 30?

Working for an amazing magazine I loved. Living in the West Village. Financially independent. Surrounded by friends. In love. Happy.

And where were you by 30? What did your life look like?

Working for an amazing magazine I loved. Living in the West Village.  Financially independent. Surrounded by friends. Not in love. Happy, but restless, ready for change.

Where you ever worried that it wouldn’t all fall into place?

Everyday. I still worry most days that things won’t fall into place. They may not. The worry drives me to work hard, to fight for the things that I want. And in my 30’s I have learned that sometimes it’s the things that don’t fall into place that are the biggest gifts.

What is the greatest gift about being a woman in your 30’s?

Learning to be more authentic. Caring a little less what other people think. Being able to do most of what I want to do. Appreciating EVERYTHING more.

When you look out onto the horizon. What do you hope your life looks like at 40?

Writing more.  Inspiring people through writing. Working for an amazing magazine. Living at the beach. In love. A mother. Happy.

What’s a quote/ saying you try to live your life by?

“What will you do with your one precious, wild life?” 
― Mary Oliver


For more project 30 pieces-

Anya / Alison / Amber 

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9 Responses to “project 30 – Katie”

  1. barbarapotter March 26, 2013 at 8:07 am #

    Hah just what I expected from the wonderful Katie:)

  2. Janice March 26, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    Love that Jen Pastiloff has brought both of you into my life – love seeing your writing every day.

  3. hunting for bliss March 26, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    I love these posts and reading others’ answers to interview questions! I have always wanted to interview inspiring people on my blog, but haven’t gotten around to it yet 🙂

  4. di @ life of di. March 26, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    Looks like another blog I will have to start following 🙂 I don’t think it was weird that you knew you’d like her. I think there are some people we can just tell we’ll have ‘friemistry’ with (I tried to combine friend and chemistry there but don’t think it works- haha!)

  5. Katie Devine March 26, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

    Love you girl!!! xx

  6. Charlene March 26, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    This is beautiful. Fantastic questions and honest answers. Kate & Katie you both had me realize cool perceptions on my own life. Both amazing inspiring, supportive like minded women that I am grateful to have in in my life. Thank you for sharing this.

  7. JenPastiloff March 30, 2013 at 1:20 am #

    Both of you are f*%cking brilliant!!! Inspired.


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