bitmoji563831061I’m an optimist, to a fault…but I’ve grown cynical (exasperated sigh)! That’s why I created this blog!

I’m the baby of the family, “gotta love me”! And the first to go to college. I grew up in Decatur, IL and then moved to Chicago without a job! Take risks! I stumbled into a free MBA at University of Illinois working for Dr. Fady Charbel in the Department of Neurosurgery (and his head nurse “Kate Walsh”). In 2005, I bought a pick up truck and followed the Oregon trail out west with my best friend and love of my life, Eric – once again, without a job. I said, take risks!

I’m a professional fundraiser passionate about higher education and the pursuit of knowledge. I love writing, reading, trying new things, and the great outdoors. Nature is God’s church! I’m stubborn, yet I try to see the best in everyone (does that make sense?). I’m “wired to work” and love helping other people make a difference with their money. I’m curious and enjoy urban environments. AND love long, long, and I mean very long walks!

Chinese zodiac: Metal Monkey
Nickname: Five feet of fury (thanks Eric!)
Claim to fame: I created a PowerPoint for Woody Harrelson!
First dream job: Christian pop singer/songwriter
Pet peeves: Assholes (self included) and being late

Kat’s Manifesto

To whom much is given much is required.

The sum is always greater than the parts.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Humans are by nature social creatures. We desire a sense of community, acceptance and belonging to a cause greater than ourselves.

Life is the journey, not the destination. And the journey is short so pay attention.

Nothing exists alone. The web of life is an interdependent system.

You reap what you sow. Karma’s a bitch!

Don’t worry about tomorrow. There’s just no point.

Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering (and the dark side).

Humility and wisdom are most desirable traits.

You are what you eat.

Stop and smell the roses.

A wise man seeks the council of others.

Hard work is the way to happiness.

If you live by the sword you’ll die by the sword.

It’s better to give than to receive.

Imagination is the preview of life’s coming attraction (that’s Einstein).

Greed undermines good.

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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