Random Katie

I'm Katie Alender. Writer, human, etc.

Society wants us to feel ugly. If we feel ugly, we’ll be dissatisfied.

We’ll need to fill that void with something. So we’ll buy more food to kill the pain, or we’ll buy vacations, or more weight loss programs, or more magazines to motivate us. If we all felt great in our bodies, if we all owned just a few outfits that made us feel fabulous, why on earth would we need to keep spending money?

Society has a vested interest in you feeling ugly.

Sheila Wray Gregoire

“Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.”

Steven Pressfield, The War of Art (via emotional-algebra)

Parenting fail

Whenever my daughter interacts with anything overly princess-related, I always tell her that a princess’s job is to help people.

That way I figure, if she grows up wanting to be a princess, she’ll have to commit to helping people. 

But last time we talked about it, she got this really weary look and was like, “I don’t want to be a princess. I don’t want to help people.”



Guys here is the new trailer for Shit Rough Drafts.

It features F. Scott Fitzgerald and his editor, Maxwell Perkins, fighting.

I promise you will like it. Watch it and share it.

Oh and Pre-order the Shit Rough Drafts book here!

GUYS. The book is out TOMORROW!