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) LOVE being creative and using the artist within, 2) strive for overall wellness (mental, physical, emotional, etc) and am passionate about taking care of myself, and 3) want to share what I learn and know with others who want a healthy and happy 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.