About Kim

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I don't edit ideas. 

Whether it's a business idea, a travel plan, a project or a meal, I don't edit when it comes to what's possible. I've tried a lot of different ways to approach my creative, professional and personal life, and I'm happy to say that I'm proof that you don't have to grow up, sit at a desk and get that quarterly report done on time—unless you want to. 

One of the gifts of having lived a very full life and taking a lot of chances is that I know how to pursue the ideas that don't always seem possible. I opened a restaurant because it seemed like fun. I moved to Scotland because I thought it would be an adventure. I flew home from Europe and took a road trip from San Diego to Seattle because I needed time and space to think and breathe. I have degrees I loved getting—including an MFA that I feel especially proud of—and I've embarked on a handful of interesting, enjoyable career paths just because I wanted new challenges. 

What all of this has taught me is that there's no one way to live your life. Your essential self will stay true to what you've always been, but the ways you stay true to your essential self will evolve as you do, changing the way you want to spend your time as it does. 

My gift to you is my insight into how to live a life that feels exactly right for you, right now. 

Head on over to LinkedIn for my academic qualifications and professional details.