Based in Birmingham, AL

"Life is better in a book haze"

Currently ReadingKait MauroComment

Recently read:

  • Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamott
  • The First Bad Man by Miranda July
  • The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte
  • Learning to Love You More by Miranda July
  • The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving A Fuck by Sarah Knight
  • My Body Is A Book of Rules by Elissa Washuta
  • The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
  • Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
  • Stitches by Anne Lamott

Bold = would definitely recommend

Currently reading:

  • Small Victories by Anne Lamott
  • There Is No Good Card For This by Kelsey Crowe
  • I Love Dick by Chris Krauss
  • Calming the Emotional Storm by Sheri Van Dijk
  • Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  • Walk Through Walls by Marina Abramovic
  • America's Women by Gail Collins

Going to read:

  • Heroines by Kate Zambreno
  • Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
  • The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  • Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
  • You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
  • You: An Anthology of Essays Dedicated to the Second Person
  • Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs by Henry Carroll
  • Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs of People by Henry Carroll
  • Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs of Places by Henry Carroll
  • Women Who Run With Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés
  • The Adderrall Diaries by Stephen Eliott

Today was one of the best in a while

Field Notes, PhotographyKait MauroComment

I: woke up and drank plenty of coffee, washed and put away a load of laundry, took and edited some photographs, did my 365, backed up May's work so far, ran some errands, bought seeds for various flowers and lettuce, brushed Sam, swept the apartment + balcony, ate delicious meals including one with kale I harvested from my balcony garden, got my eyes examined, trimmed Lena's nails, hung out with Edward a bit when he wasn't in class or studying (he has an exam Friday), was social, learned how to do a new thing in Photoshop (I'm trying to learn one new thing everyday), listened to music, made and organized many lists, emailed back and forth with people about possible upcoming photoshoots, did some reading, burned lavender incense, tidied up the apartment, ordered a flash for my camera, wore my super comfy new shoes that I got for FREE from a friend they didn't fit and didn't get blisters (this is a big deal lol it's hard for me to find sock-less shoes that don't murder my feet), made a gratitude list (I try to do this at least once a month), got to pet a 4-week-old chi-weenie puppy that was one of the most adorable things I have ever seen... it was a busy day but for some reason I felt really good for most of it.

Recently I've mostly been up to: photographing, learning more about Photoshop + Lightroom, reading a lot, working on the manuscript for Mercurial, gardening, taking care of our home, talking to our new neighbor, learning how to use/experimenting with my new instant camera, talking on the phone a lot, being obsessed with an app that was recommended to me for organizing lists, on the internet (especially Facebook + Instagram) less than usual - which has actually been refreshing...


Field NotesKait MauroComment

I think this week I am going to do some writing but also focus a lot on getting through the books I have on my shelf to read because I am kind of overwhelmed by how many of them there are and I want to get out of my own head a little.