Eeeee ... first post and hopes for this space.
Hello! And welcome to the blog. I’m Kristin.
If you know me or have known me over the past 6 years, I know what you might be thinking. “What is K diving into now?” It’s true. I feel like I constantly have a million thoughts floating around in my brain, trying to connect themselves, and make their way out into one united goal. Longing for a creative space is often the driving factor behind these thoughts. Years ago, I fed that longing with a career in photography, and might I humbly add, a pretty successful one. After moving from Utah to Colorado, I grew my business from the ground up and within just a couple of years was shooting weddings full-time. I enjoyed it for a few years but giving up my weekends all year was draining me. I moved into a couple of different creative spaces, some involving photography and other not, but none seemed to quite fit.
Throughout, the past 7 years, I’ve also been on a very loosely defined wellness journey … one I didn’t even realize was occurring at times. I found yoga and different ways of eating to fuel the life I wanted, I learned (slowly) how to balance my life better, I traveled to Ghana a couple of times (which changed my worldview forever), and the list goes one.
Then, three years ago, I found myself going back to graduate school to get my masters in International Disaster Psychology - this was not random. There was a path that led me back to school, part of that path being my under-grad degree in psychology and a desire to invest in others’ lives.
Okay, so how does all of this add up? I’m still slightly figuring that out. But what I do know is that I … 1) I LOVE being creative and using the artist within, 2) strive for overall wellness (mental, physical, emotional, etc), and 3) want to share what I learn and know with others who want that life for themselves as well.
So, that’s what you’ll find here and on instagram and perhaps youtube (if I become brave enough to vlog) … a collection of recipes, workouts, healthy tips, and my approach to holistic wellness. I also want it to be real and authentic, so yes, I will end up eating that something that makes me feel terrible but I just couldn’t resist, or I’ll lack motivation to workout for a week, or my life will be chaotic and imbalanced because, let’s be real, I’m about to have a baby.
Well, here we go! Follow the blog and @the_holistic_kristinmae on instagram and join me in the journey. Be true to who you are and strive to be the best version of yourself!
PS. I love beautiful imagery and I’m a foodie.