Friday, January 21, 2011

On Pursuing Your Passion

I skipped my run last night for something way more important, a late night serenade from Katie Quick on her acoustic guitar.   There's just nothing like live music on an air mattress in your own living room.  We are thrilled to have Katie in town this week because we can demand live music at any hour of the day.  Tonight she will be performing some new and old stuff at LeStats in San Diego (come check it out!)  We were lucky enough to hear 3 of her new songs last night and I instantly loved them all.  From the first few chords, I knew these songs were destined to be heard by many, many people.  Her next album is going to be incredible. 

When I think about pursuing passion and following dreams, the one person that always comes to mind is Katie.  Risking it all, she left her job as a public school teacher in Chicago to pursue her music career.  She started playing live shows and quickly developed a fan base.  Katie went on to record an album and has toured the east coast and midwest playing her self-written music.  She's even performed as far as South Africa and has received rave reviews all the way from the UK.  She's been on radio, TV and in newspapers countless times and I think her big moment is just around the corner.

On Air

Currently she is living in Nashville and working on her second album to be released in May of this year.  I think it is an incredible work of art with a completely different vibe and sound than her earlier stuff.  The messages are powerful and I can feel Katie's soul coming through this time around.  I know this album will do big things for her.  I am certain of this.

So tonight we celebrate Katie's music and her passion and all of the great things that have yet to come! 

Take risks, follow your passion and don't let ANYONE stand in your way. 

If you're in the San Diego area come to LeStats at 9:00 pm!
There will be 2 acts perfoming before Katie Quick.
3343 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

**If you go to her website to hear a song, you should listen to "It's Too Late"  It's my favorite.  :)


  1. Awesome! I'm always on the lookout for new music! What a brave step to pursue a dream!

  2. love it.

    YAY for chasing down a dream!!

  3. I LOVE stories like that!! Hooray for Katie!

  4. OH MYLANTA Chicago Summer Nights is totally haunting - Anybody that has moved away or left something behind has to get totally caught up in those lyrics. What a beautiful voice and an incredible song-writer! Katie Quick just got another fan :) Thanks for sharing, Kate!

  5. Sounds like your weekend is off to a fabulous start!

  6. Right on! Dream big I say...if you're doing what you are most passionate about, dreams come true....what is life without living passionately?!

  7. Oh I wish I lived closer to you! I completely admire Katie for pursuing her passion (and being friends with you!). But, you took a chance by moving to SD with 3 suitcases too!

    People like and you and katie definitely make me I doing what I really love?? What can I do to change that?

    Have fun tonight!

  8. What a great story and inspiration she is!! Wish I could meet up with you!

  9. I wish the comments had a Like button like on FB. I really love your readers.
    Maybe one day i'll get to hear Katie live. I love you Kate~~xoxo

  10. I so totally admire people like Katie. My absolute #1 passion in life has always been music. There always has and probably always will be a little part of me that dreams of being a singer. But I'm a nervous performer, and horrible at taking risks in life. Which is why I'm always in awe of the Katies.

  11. How cool to have her right in your own house! She's awesome to step out like that and chase down her passions. You're so right--we could all use more of that!

  12. I'm leaving my career as a school teacher and pursuing my passion and my name is Katie :D ahaha

    and I am going to be a famous celebrity personal trainer ;)

    But for serious, good timing, I have just had an epiphany on following my dreams. Even if in the beginning it is going to be hard and lower paying, I can't wait to start!!!

  13. Sounds too chicky for me. Besides, I'm cooking up a new post that just may have in you in it again. Be on the lookout.

  14. She needs to be in the bikini calendar! Maybe she can do the music for the app?

  15. Oh, and I am cracking up at Chris K's request for bikini photos!! Awesome fudraising idea!! What month are you going for?!!

    Have a great weekend!!

  16. This has such a powerful message! I am a strong believer in following what you're passionate for, and always listening to your heart. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, I'm so happy to make a new bloggie friend! :)

  17. I love the philosophy! We never know what tomorrow will bring, so best to live for the moment. That includes chocolate. And enjoying every morsel of what we eat! Life is too short.

  18. Kovas- you're a genius. I will tell her to get crackin' on some bikini calendar music ASAP.

  19. I SO admire people who leave what is comfortable for what they REALLY want to do. SO daring and so hard to do. I am going to have to check this chicka out asap.
    p.s. HOW ARE YOU!?!? I feel like I have been Blog MIA this week.

  20. Love it-i'm always looking for new music!

  21. Hi Kate! I just started reading Unbearable Lightness. I actually picked up after you mentioned it. I love it so far. Thanks for letting me know about it! Hope your week got off to a great start!


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