In pursuit of a life well lived

About the blogger...

My name is Kate and I am a mid-twentysomething living and working in Washington D.C. I spend my free time reading multiple books at a time, exploring my local area, and frequenting favorite coffee shops.

About the blog...

I started this blog in 2013 as a space to write out my opinions, write out travelogues, and keep track of important life events. Six years onward, the original purpose still stands. A Little Life -- though it's been through numerous name changes -- has always functioned at its core as an online journal, a place to curate words and photos for memory's sake.

About the name...

I took the name from Hanya Yanagihara’s brilliant book of the same name, having glanced at my bookshelf in a moment of creative mental block and caught the name on the spine. A Little Life encapsulates how I view my life and what I want it to be:

— An observation on my position in life. I have never been, nor have ever desired to be, some great world changer. I'm happy occupying the corner of life God has granted me, living it out how I best can. A little life — a recognition of my relative insignificance in the grand scheme of things (I realize this sounds a like a morbid, "Dust in the Wind"-style introspection, but it’s not meant to be depressing).

— A challenge to myself to continue to be inspired. A little life — the choice to give life to everything I do rather than drudge through the same old-same old.
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