badass thirty-something living
from adventures to yoga and everything in between
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currently in: sydney, australia

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Taking Action: Rebranding.

Taking Action: Rebranding.

Goodbye, Pierced Hearts & True Love. Hello, Kat Selvocki. (Update your feed here! This will be the last post on this website for the foreseeable future.) Though I’ll be keeping the name – and the business registration – it’s officially time to shift things to my real name. With things growing in all three aspects...
#FriFotos: Harbor.

#FriFotos: Harbor.

If I ever have my own boat, I think I’ll name it “Invitation to Love”, or perhaps, more simply, “VFD”. I lived on Bainbridge Island – a small island near Seattle – for a few months when I moved to the Pacific Northwest – and during that time, I became captivated by harbors. I would...
Taking Action: Laying the Groundwork.

Taking Action: Laying the Groundwork.

Sometimes the really big fears aren’t the most difficult ones to handle. Often, it’s the small ones that we have to look in the eye every day that can really be a challenge. They’re the ones that keep us from asking that question, from making that phone call, from suggesting that new idea. I’ve been...
#FriFotos: Windows.

#FriFotos: Windows.

If you’ve read my about page, you know that colors, patterns, and textures are heavily influential in my photography. They’re what catch my eye, and they’re details that I want the world to notice. It should come as no surprise, then, that when I looked through my portfolio for photos of windows, I discovered a...
Taking Action: Ashtanga Yoga

Taking Action: Ashtanga Yoga

There’s always been something about ashtanga that scared me a bit. For those unfamiliar with the ashtanga style of yoga, it’s a pretty physically intense practice. It’s also the basis for many of the more vigorous styles of modern day yoga, including vinyasa yoga, which is the style that I teach. In an ashtanga practice,...
#FriFotos: Bridges.

#FriFotos: Bridges.

Bridges amaze me. To me, they’re utterly incredible feats of engineering, and often gorgeous architectural works to boot. Think about it: some people had to dig into the ground underwater to create some sort of base to support this massive structure that, these days, supports incredible amounts of weight on a daily basis. My brother...
Six entrepreneurship lessons learned from bicycle commuting.

Six entrepreneurship lessons learned from bicycle commuting.

When I started cycling to and from the train every day, it was pretty challenging. The entire three kilometers was hills, so there were a lot of ups and downs. At the same time, I was just starting to build my teaching schedule here in Sydney, plus get my photography portfolio up and running. Each...
Taking Action: Slowing Down and Breathing

Taking Action: Slowing Down and Breathing

I’m not really the kind of person who likes to sit still. I mean, sure, I can handle it in some situations: long flights or train rides, meditation, the occasional movie or Parks and Recreation binge. When it comes down to it, though, I like to move. Bowling, miniature golf, or roller skating are ideas...
#FriFotos: Clouds.

#FriFotos: Clouds.

One of the best things about traveling is the people you meet along the way, and Iceland was no exception. I still remain fairly close with my hitchhiking companions, and in July, I was lucky enough to have one of them visit me in Sydney. She had been living and working in New Zealand, making...
Home Is Where the Food Is.

Home Is Where the Food Is.

When people ask me what I miss about the United States or New York, my standard answer is Mexican food. Specifically, good Mexican food. Now, I knew this would be the case. Before I left New York in September–and when I returned for two weeks in February–I spent my mealtimes eating All of the Tacos....
Taking Action: Swimming in the Ocean, Phase One.

Taking Action: Swimming in the Ocean, Phase One.

Like many children, I took swimming lessons in my youth. My parents enrolled my brother and me in a program at one of our local public schools, where we learned various strokes and how to dive. The Girl Scout camp that I attended for several years also had time structured swimming time, so I was...
#FriFotos: Faces.

#FriFotos: Faces.

I was lucky enough to spend a cumulative month with my OddDaughter and her parents while I was traveling in Europe this past autumn and winter. Over the course of that time, I spent quite a few hours following her around with my camera – something that was met with bemusement, curiosity, and occasional annoyance....