Ink’s greatest hits

It’s been a little bit more than a year since this blog first launched, and while the vibe of the blog has changed over time as new projects took over and I experimented with different formats, the community surrounding it has continued to grow. While the current layout focuses most prominently on the things thatContinue reading “Ink’s greatest hits”

Four real reviews from our Airbnb’s that teach four lessons about booking!

Since taking over the Aribnb’s this summer, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the prospect of managing them. On the one hand, it’s nice to communicate with people, to be hospitable and helpful in answering their questions and making sure they have what they need, and in making sure the little extra touches that willContinue reading “Four real reviews from our Airbnb’s that teach four lessons about booking!”

What’s up with the enneagram?

I love a good personality profile! Back in a college psychology class we had to take a Myers-Briggs test, and I absolutely obsessed over my results (INFJ) learning everything there was to know about the theory behind it, what it supposedly meant for…or about…my daily living and habits, and what it suggested about future careerContinue reading “What’s up with the enneagram?”

“High Seas” is the Netflix summer binge we’ve been waiting for!

Confession: High Seas first showed up on my recommended Netflix queue and I was drawn in by the glitzy, glamourous, Titanic meets an Agatha Christie novel aesthetic. I am a sucker for Titanic. I watch at least part of it every time I stumble across it on TV. So the lavish art deco ship, the beautiful historical costuming, and theContinue reading ““High Seas” is the Netflix summer binge we’ve been waiting for!”

3 Do’s and Don’ts an Airbnb Superhost wants you to know!

This summer, Josh turned over all the managerial duties of our three Airbnbs to me so that I could run the day to day operations while he worked exclusively on the new house during the day. I’ve helped to manage the cleaning and turnover side of the properties before, but there was actually quite aContinue reading “3 Do’s and Don’ts an Airbnb Superhost wants you to know!”

On the Couch with Cece, LICSW – Making the best of uncertainty and your future

As a high school teacher, the end of the school year brings about a flurry of activities among which is writing graduation cards. If a senior gives me a graduation announcement/party invite, I will respond with a hand written note of congratulations. As I’ve had all the seniors back when they were mere freshmen, itContinue reading “On the Couch with Cece, LICSW – Making the best of uncertainty and your future”

One year of blogging!!!

I almost can’t believe it’s been a year already since I launched Ink, now katelaack.com! Thank you so much to those of you who found me, continue to follow my content, send messages, make comments, and share posts with friends and family. Thank you to those of you who took up the Ginkgo Project andContinue reading “One year of blogging!!!”

Throwback post – How it feels to be a teacher on the last day of the school year

Originally posted: June 7, 2018 because it bears remembering and repeating every spring! It’s 6:00AM on the last day of the school year, and I’m tired. The sun is already up; the morning breeze blows through the window; the coffee is hot and ready; my lunch waits, already packed, in the fridge; my school bagContinue reading “Throwback post – How it feels to be a teacher on the last day of the school year”

Taper week – in racing and in life

Monday kicked off the double edged sword that is “taper week.” Taper week is the period of time at the end of a training program in which the intensity of the workouts begins to taper off and you give your body optimal rest and nutrition in preparation for the race. The taper week period isContinue reading “Taper week – in racing and in life”

Astronaut syndrome and why we do what we do

I was not a kid who wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up…but I’ll imagine for a moment that I was. Let’s say, as a kid, I wanted to go to the moon. Then as a high school college student, I poured over math and science all in an effort to get intoContinue reading “Astronaut syndrome and why we do what we do”