In pursuit of a life well lived

About the blogger...

I'm Kate, a twentysomething living in Raleigh, NC, having moved back after five years in Washington DC. I work at a national nonprofit and spend my free time reading, writing, and traveling.

About the blog...

I started this blog in 2013 as a space to write out travelogues and keep track of important life events. Nine years onward, the original purpose still stands. A Little Life -- though it's been through numerous name changes -- has always functioned 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.

— 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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