Lessons from a Determined Kitty

Meet our furriest family member, Olive. On these cold winter nights she loves nothing more than to curl up in bed with us… Or rather directly on top or between us!

Problem is, my partner finds it uncomfortable to sleep under the weight of said kitty (she’s not huge but not small either). I don’t mind a snuggle bug nestled into the groove of my waist (I am also a cuddle bug), but I am also a deep sleeper and move around a lot.

If she rolls off when one of us moves, she takes it all in her stride and goes back to sleep where she lands… And then we wake up again later to find a kitty curled back up on top of, or between us, and how can you stay mad at this face?!

If she gets MOVED off because she has decided to pick my partner to sleep on, she will calmly find another spot, then he will wake up later to find her back on top of him. She is relentless!

So what have I learned from the sheer tenacity of our adoptive family member?

1. Persistence is key

2. If you fail, stay calm, regroup, and try again… Don’t lose your head!

3. Rejection is not the end of the world, or even, the end of the road

4. People won’t give you what you want, you have to make it happen for yourself

5. You can catch more bees with honey… Or a sweet, sultry purr

Stay sassy,


Operation Dreamspace: Update #1


This is probably going to be a very long operation… better get cracking then!

Honestly most of the work is going to be in getting somewhat good at the things I want to actually DO in my Dreamspace studio for yoga, design and music! And of course consistency is key when it comes to getting better at something, so I have committed to at LEAST the following daily (as a minimum!)


  1. 15 minutes guitar practice,
  2. 15 minutes bass practice,
  3. 30 minutes vocals or show rehearsal while I’m getting ready for this


  1. Sketch out at least one concept wearable art design,
  2. Create one new digital design for Grim Ponie (even if I end up hating it), or learn one new digital design trick


  1. Practice daily to increase flexibility
  2. Each week will pick a new pose to tackle ,or circle back to a pose I’ve struggled with, and will spend a good chunk of each daily practice to focus on alignment of, or preparation for this pose

Honestly I find I manage to squeeze in more than the minimum most days, but achieving the minimum is great for confidence, especially when it’s been a busy day at the day job to pay the bills in the meantime!

I’d love to hear of any ideas that helped you master your own craft quickly?!

Share the knowledge!