A letter to my younger, 22-year-old self

Life Lessons: A letter to my younger, 22-year-old self

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all of my April-born readers! Earlier this week I turned 27, which prompted a lot of introspection as to where I am at in life. Most notably, I’ve come to realize certain life lessons that I wish I could have learned a little earlier. Therefore, as part of this reflection, I decided to write a letter to my younger, 22-year-old self. If you are at a similar transitional point in your life, I hope that some of these might resonate with you. Dear 22-Year-Old Me,  I know how you’re feeling right now. Everything in your life is …Keep Reading

Noteworthy Articles April Showers Edition

Noteworthy Articles: April Showers Edition

Are you already sick of my word play on “April showers” yet? Sorry about that! If Chicagoland would just stop raining, I wouldn’t have rain on my mind. In fact, it’s pouring as I write this post! It probably also doesn’t help that I LOVE dreary, rainy days. I embrace my introversion tendencies, what can I say? This week I wanted to share with you a few noteworthy articles I came across that hit home for me. In a perfect world, all of these articles would have been written this week. However, the world and my life are both far from …Keep Reading

March 2017 Finds

March 2017 Finds: Before we spring into April showers

Get out your cutest umbrella — March is about to spring us into April, and those showers are almost here! Welcome to my March 2017 Wrap-Up! I’ll let you all in on a little secret…this blog is still a work in progress. I’m actively discovering the topics I enjoy writing about and the style in which I want to talk to you. Therefore, I’ve been doing a lot of research on other bloggers and their features hoping that it will inspire my own direction. Most bloggers write the inevitable monthly wrap-up post detailing the progress of their personal goals and what they …Keep Reading

Lovely Links to Watch: March 2017 Edition

Lovely Links to Watch: March 2017 Edition

It’s mid-March and almost springtime! I cannot believe how fast this year is flying by. However, I do kind of love how close my birthday is getting with every passing day. As any young person with access to wifi, I spend quite a bit of time (too much time, perhaps? nah…) browsing the Internet and catching up on my favorite sites. Therefore, this post is dedicated to the lovely links I keep permanently in the queue. Lovely Links #1 Oh So Sensitive: Thrival Skills for Highly Sensitive Introverts is one of my absolute favorite blogs. I have previously mentioned that I identify as an …Keep Reading

Eight fun things my friends should know about me

Eight fun things my friends should know about me

Welcome to the new site for my blog – danikate.com! I’m so excited to bring you along on this journey with me. Blogging is something I have been wanting to do for years, but I’ve never been able to find my niche. I’d like to take danikate.com and write about things I’m truly passionate about – books, television, coffee, introversion, and life as I’ve experienced it. I read a quote by Natalie Goldberg recently that I hope to use as motivation for this blog once I get my feet wet, so to speak: Write what disturbs you, what you fear, …Keep Reading