all things katly


Hopes placed in mortals die with them; all the promise of their power comes to nothing.

A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.

A kindhearted woman gains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth.

Proverbs 11:7, 13, 16
— 1 year ago with 1 note
Big City Life

I’m not sure if it’s a result of last weekend being packed, or just the fact that I’ve fully extinguished the entertainment that New Jersey has to offer, but the idea of moving back into the city is even more alluring.

As I sit here on a cloudy Saturday afternoon, I can’t help but wonder if now is the time to just pony up the courage to move on or move out.

The sense of restlessness has come back with a vengeance. I won’t accept that I’ll just “get used to this”. Life must have more in store.

— 1 year ago
#daydream  #nyclife  #moveoutormoveon 

A simple statement of Jesus is always a puzzle to us because we will not be simple. How can we maintain the simplicity of Jesus so that we may understand Him? By receiving His Spirit, recognizing and relying on Him, and obeying Him as He brings us the truth of His Word, life will become amazingly simple. Jesus asks us to consider that “if God so clothes the grass of the field …” how “much more” will He clothe you, if you keep your relationship right with Him? Every time we lose ground in our fellowship with God, it is because we have disrespectfully thought that we knew better than Jesus Christ. We have allowed “the cares of this world” to enter in (Matthew 13:22), while forgetting the “much more” of our heavenly Father.

“Look at the birds of the air …” (Matthew 6:26). Their function is to obey the instincts God placed within them, and God watches over them. Jesus said that if you have the right relationship with Him and will obey His Spirit within you, then God will care for your “feathers” too.

“Consider the lilies of the field …” (Matthew 6:28). They grow where they are planted. Many of us refuse to grow where God plants us. Therefore, we don’t take root anywhere. Jesus said if we would obey the life of God within us, He would look after all other things. Did Jesus Christ lie to us? Are we experiencing the “much more” He promised? If we are not, it is because we are not obeying the life God has given us and have cluttered our minds with confusing thoughts and worries. How much time have we wasted asking God senseless questions while we should be absolutely free to concentrate on our service to Him? Consecration is the act of continually separating myself from everything except that which God has appointed me to do. It is not a one-time experience but an ongoing process. Am I continually separating myself and looking to God every day of my life?

— 1 year ago
Biggest Loser - Day 2

In an effort to get back to my pre-graduation weight, I’ve entered into a Biggest Loser competition with 3 of my friends. For me, there’s nothing like a little healthy competition to gain some motivation.

Unfortunately, I cannot say that I’ve made much progress in the first month. I actually think I’ve gained a few pounds from the most recent stint at family reunion. (Think stuffing your face at every meal with amazing Korean food and Boardwalk fries and all the snacks possible.) However, I am determined to stay course and lose at least a few pounds by August 19th, our DUN DUN DUN - official weigh in date.

Breakfast: Oatmeal & small iced black coffee
Lunch: None :(
Dinner: Chipotle steak bowl

Breakfast: Oatmeal with banana & small iced vanilla latte

— 2 years ago
Unbelievably true. Running outdoors makes me very appreciative of my life as well.

Unbelievably true. Running outdoors makes me very appreciative of my life as well.

— 2 years ago

It's the little things :)

Bora:Whatcha doing?
Me:at barnes studying, tired..
Bora:how long r u gonna stay there?
Me:til closing
Bora:I'll come by with a surprise
Me:lol, gelato?
Bora:That I made! With love
Bora:My blood sweat tears
— 2 years ago with 3 notes
#friends  #pleasant surprise 

The hiatus from running and being healthy has gone on for far too long. Freshman 15 has practically hit me in the face, once again. It’s time to get a move on and shape up. It’s not a joke anymore, and I’m definitely not going to take it as one.

Monday, I’m welcoming you with arms wide open. I skipped out on my first full marathon attempt, and it’s not going to happen again. Full marathon & tough mudder, here I come :D

— 2 years ago
#running  #healthy eating  #goals 
Reach Higher

Just came back from a rock climbing session. I’m still such a newbie. I don’t want to start working in the city again just so I can keep rock climbing.

It’s such a challenge. I can only do the easy walls, and sometimes I can’t even do those. And then there’s other types of climbing. It’s never ending.

I love a good challenge. Especially, when it’s physical. :)

— 2 years ago
#rock climbing  #challenge 

I am kind of excited to go back to the city. I’m sure I will not be saying this when I am commuting back and forth, but for now I am looking forward to it. Going back to the city of opportunities. It’s just what you make of them, right?


— 2 years ago
Almost 23

I keep forgetting my birthday’s this Sunday. I can officially declare it is the least anticipated birthday in my life thus far. Will update when I pass the 30-year mark.

It’s sad, because 23 is one of my favorite numbers. Oh well, at least I’ll still have 363 days to enjoy it. I’ve decided I’m going to do one thing for the 363 days that makes me happy, no matter how bleak the day might seem. You only live once, right? Might as well enjoy it!

— 2 years ago with 2 notes