Back to Coffee with Kate. Dang.

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Well, it seems some people don’t enjoy new and interesting change. Some people had a fit over the new name and idea and even my husband was against it. I have changed the name back, but I warn that the content will be changing no matter if some are uncomfortable with it or not. There are plenty of frugal and homemaking channels out there to enjoy. They will not be short of variety.

As for me, I will keep the name as Coffee with Kate but I’m going in new and fun directions as I’m bored silly talking about home economics and ways to clean.

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36 thoughts on “Back to Coffee with Kate. Dang.

  1. Well gee whiz who said you have to talk about just a couple of things all the time. Many things can be talked about over coffee and many things done while having coffee. Some people are so limited!

    I drink tea all the time and I sure can talk about more than a couple of things.

    BTW if you really want your new name, go for it. You are the one in charge. Others don’t like it, they can get their own website and yt channel.

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  2. I agree with the previous commenter. You do what you want and we will support you. I can’t believe people had a fit over the name. That’s so silly. I look forward to all your videos, no matter what your channel name or the content is. ❤

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  3. It’s your channel and you should do what works for you and your family. You’ll attract a following doing your thing, whatever that thing is! Having said that, I think Coffee with Kate is a name that lets you go in any direction with every video. It doesn’t lock you into one category, like a cooking channel could. All the best!

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  4. Ha! Laughing at that headline. Hilarious! No worries though. People eventually get used to change. Well, at least most of us do.

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  5. My 2 cents (not that you asked 😂) is that if you had done one last chat explaining as you did in yesterday’s blog post you would have had an outpouring of support. I’m glad someone mentioned your blog because now I get it. I think others would too.

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  6. Aw man! I wish I’d read this earlier! I hope your not too discouraged over everyone throwing a fit, people hate change. You can’t please everyone, you do you and the world will adjust Kate! We all love you so much!

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    1. What a great quote. I love it and it’s true, there is nothing more refreshing as a change. I will keep the name but change is coming…after a brief vacation to find my true and new calling.;)

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  7. Please take the following in a courteous way, as it’s meant to be. I don’t feel that people are “taking a fit” because you wish to change. People are just expressing what they liked about your channel and giving you their opinion. I think you are highly sensitive to any negative comments, and you shouldn’t be. Did you not recently share about Brothers Green Eats and not liking the changes there and their format now? How is it any different what you are doing? You are certainly free to change your name, change your content, etc. But I also think that there will be those that don’t stick around. And that’s just how things go in YouTube land. That may be a result of your changes. Do what you wish, dear, and enjoy what you are doing. But you can’t change a channel from its original content to something different and not think that some people may not like it. As I mentioned on YouTube I came for the frugality, homemaking and coffee chats. I’m not really looking for a family cooking show or spirituality motivation. So please don’t get bothered if people change their minds about watching you in return. Doesn’t mean you are not appreciated. Just means perhaps the content isn’t what some will be looking for. Blessings to you and your family.

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    1. By the way, I kind of worded something incorrectly. I really don’t think anyone has been negative in their commenting. Maybe just honest, and I’m sure not always so easy to take. But nonetheless I don’t think anyone on YouTube has tried to be mean or vindictive. So hopefully you don’t see it that way. But that empath thing makes us highly sensitive. We just have to work a little harder to not let things get to us.

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      1. Oh, there were some spicy comments but they were deleted later by the persons themselves. It’s fine, I wasn’t so upset. I detest change as well when I’m really into something.

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  8. We are each in constant change, although some may never perceive that in themselves. You are self aware and you are successful. You may not know it. In my own journey, 45 years of frugal living – 35 years of enforced frugal living, 10 not so bad, people taught me how to travel when I didn’t earn enough money to travel, I bought a condo at 32 making 17K a year gross because the market for condos crashed and the price dropped 70%. Unlike the houses, the value of the property did NOT change for 26 years, in the 27th year it made it back to its original selling price (what it sold for new, 2 years before I bought it), and in the 28th year, the value increased almost 50% (housing bubble), my job cut staff by 32%, and I was forced into retirement 14 years before I planned to do that (work to 70 plan). I paid off all my debts, sold the condo; and in a less expensive city, 70 miles away, I bought a house outright, with money to do repairs. and extra to put into the stock market. In the 27th year of condo ownership, I knew I would not be able to stay there because property taxes increase 10% per year, and the HOA fees were going up 5% per year, so that if I stayed, in year 35, the annual taxes and HOA fees would be more than my social security, and I would lose the condo — because the taxes and the HOA fees would prevent anyone except those with cash, from buying it. But things happen, and frugal living makes you ready to make big changes when the need comes. and opportunities open up that were not there yesterday. We cannot predict the future – but we must keep our fingers on the pulse of today. This is what will happen for you, too. Keep the faith, keep growing, and whatever you share with us, we will love to hear it. You are already successful, keep walking forward and things will become clear. Enjoy the walk, knowing that all of your efforts are not in vain. They will pay off better than you can hope. I am proof of that. Philia.

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  9. Love you regardless 😘 I understand your impulsive nature, I have it as well. You are vegan one day, eating meat another day, changing furniture around the house, changing YouTube names, etc. I get it with every fiber of my being! I’m exactly the same way! It’s why you’re creative and intuitive and that’s why so many of us love you!

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    1. I know it makes others crazy but it’s so fun to play with things! Many get freaked out and think it’s indecisive, but it’s creative and it’s trying out things to see what fits. Thank you. xoxox

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  10. You may not want to hear this but what you are going through is very, very common. There is a cure for it but it may also not be what you want to hear.
    Didn’t you and your husband both agree that he was to quit his second job so that he could stay home and be with his sons more. Well? Is he doing that? Why hasn’t he taken over for at least a Saturday or a Sunday and given you a complete break, a day off? You need to spend more time on yourself. NOT with your sons. You need more space for yourself! Not your kids or hubby.
    Is your husband helping out with the chores? Is he cleaning more? Doing more chores around the house? I don’t see anything new. It’s the same old same old. Bet your husband is feeling more relaxed. Duh!
    The neighbors aren’t your problem. Neither is your neighborhood. It’s YOU. YOU have to change. NOT your surroundings. What’s the point of moving or running off into an RV (BTW, if you think you’ll have less work in an RV, you’ll be in for a very rude awakening. You’ll be cleaning MORE because the place is so cramped. Wait till you see what gas costs just to tow the darn thing!)
    You have an open, empty garage that is NOT being utilized. Why aren’t you building your own office/studio up in there? With sound proof walls? Aren’t you frustrated not having your own office/space, with a door to shut out the world outside???? Why aren’t you building a playroom in there for your sons? Why must your sons be in your living room, playing, making a mess when they can have their very own space, away from your precious, beautiful home, in that garage? Your solution is not to run away BUT to make your space even more useful and productive. Please, do NOT remove your patio. You need it!
    Your husband is home now. Have he and your sons start building in that garage!
    As you said, you have three nice neighbors that surround you. Your home is gorgeous. You should be so proud of yourself! You have other things that surround you but you are not looking clearly at it.
    In September, both your sons need to be in a school. NOT home schooled. Your kids need their own lives with their own friends, with their own peers. You Kate need your own life too. You’ve been doing everything for everyone else. THIS IS YOUR TIME. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT. Your solution to run away or stay in that kitchen and cook more meals with your sons, which in turn will make more of a mess and more work for yourself, is NOT to remain in that kitchen. Get the F out!!!!
    Until you can find complete happiness where you have been planted, all you will be doing is taking your misery with you to the new location. Sorry babe, but that’s the truth.
    You can find out the hard way or you can find out from other women who have been there, done that. You are NOT going through anything new. We ladies have experienced it and have learned from it. Please learn from us.
    Frugal is as frugal does. If you have $15 cash in your pocket, you are richer than 75% of the rest of the people on the planet! Do you realize how lucky and fortunate you are, especially in CA, to have a roof over your head, a comfy bed to sleep in every night, food on the table, lights on, running water, healthy children, a man who loves you PLUS you are a good looking, healthy woman? You have a computer, a flat screen TV, a camera, clothes on your back, cars to drive….I can go on and on and on and on.
    WORRY ABOUT YOURSELF. CONCENTRATE ON YOURSELF. NEVER MIND WHAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE OR LOOK LIKE OR LIVE. WORRY ABOUT YOURSELF. THIS IS YOUR TIME!
    OK. end of my rant. I had hesitated writing to you because sometimes we just can’t help other people. I see what other can not see. Make some space just for you Kate. I wish you only the best. Good luck!
    PS: And I just bought myself a hand held frother just so I could enjoy coffee with you. UGH!!!
    XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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    1. All interesting thoughts but none of them work for us. The decision to homeschool was very concious and thought out for years and we did do public school as those know who followed me for so long. It was an awful system I would never put a child through if it can be avoided. The bullying makes it hard, the old school system is killing childrens desires for learning and the stress too much. Do you know that the suicide rate for children under 15 has quadrupled since 1980 and just was reported as going up another 17%? Why would I ever do that so I can have some “me” time? As for the garage, I have no desire to put myself or children in the garage. I love my children playing near me. I would like a space but I will get it one day. And living here? You bet it’s me. We moved here because it’s all we could afford and we made it wonderful and now we can sell it and make a profit and move up. It is ME as in I don’t care for this town or neighborhood or the drug ravaged and trashed neighborhood behind me. Why wouldn’t I want to move somewhere lovely for all of us? I don’t share 1/4 of the going ons in this neighborhood as I’m public and anyone can watch me and be hurt or pissed by my comments. As we grow and improve we grow out of places and things and it is exciting to move forward, up and on. Now, Bali…he is still working the two jobs to finish up. When he isn’t working he does all our garden and yard work, runs the dogs at the river and when I’m burnt out he will clean and cook for the weekend to give me a break. The only part of this advice I agree with is that Bali does need more time with the boys and I need to get out now and then kid free. It’s tricky to give someone advice when you don’t know all the details.

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      1. Hi Kate. Of course its tricky to give someone advice when you don’t know all the details. I only know what everyone else knows. Its whatever you tell us.
        I had no idea you were trapped inside such fears. Fear of your neighborhood. Fear of your neighbors should they find your YouTube channel or read your blog, fear for your sons being in public school, fear of your neighborhood, drug addicts and crime. That’s a whole ‘nother thing. I hear you on that as I was an “escapee” from NYC. I had to get my kids out of there! We found peace and safety in the countryside. I wish the same for you and your family. I hope you find the peace and tranquility you so deserve! We currently live on 3.5 acres. Most of my neighbors live on 20+ acres. I found a much better school system for my daughters as well as colleges & universities.
        But here’s a funny side note: when my daughters graduated college, where do you think they moved to? NYC!!!! And they are raising my grandchildren in that god forsaken city. Go figure!
        Well, I like it here and I’m still living here and that’s all that matters! LOL
        Peace! XOXOXOXO

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      2. Thanks Cindi, NYC, I could never! I’m not so much in fear but I’m very careful. Say I really opened up on YT and certain people came across it…they would be hurt or pissed and life might become unpleasant. I don’t enjoy being uncomfortable, you know? Then school…ah, these schools, all rated 1 or 2, lots of bullying because the kids are raised in that way. Arjan is a kind boy and it hurt him deeply. He goes to a school one day a week in Nevada City and loves it, has friends like himself. The street behind me is loaded with people on drugs, mental illness, hoarding, pit bulls, trashed yards. Now the street in front of our street is cute as a button. It’s a third generation meth town in recovery. I’m enjoying it for the most part but we can do better. We have most of our life and friends up in the Nevada City. I’ve helped where I could here and made an old house lovely and now I’ll go somewhere else and just enjoy my life. I want land and quiet. You understand that part. xoxox

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