True confession.

I’ve been waiting to have it all figured out. The time when I have the ultimate how-to guide for living a perfect life. A perfect morning routine. The perfect style and carefully-edited wardrobe. The flawless home that’s straight out of an interior design magazine or better yet – Pinterest. The work-life balance that’s in perfect alignment. 

The quest for perfect is daunting and exhausting.

And the truth is… I’m not sure if I’ll ever get there. Or whether I even want to! 

The target is constantly moving. I set high standards for myself, and change my goals and priorities often. I adapt based on what I learn, add new things, make mistakes, adapt again… It’s a continual cycle. And it makes life exciting and fun! Seriously…how boring would it be if you had it all figured out. 

I’ll admit writing a blog doesn’t make it any easier. I feel like I owe you, the reader, some answers. I want to have it all figured out, so I can share that with you! I keep searching for the end-all-be-all solution. The Kristin-tried-and-true way of doing things. The black and white. The answer to every question.

It’s taking me awhile to discover that the journey is the destination. I’ve always known that “If you’re not growing, you’re dying.” We’re supposed to learn and keep learning. To continue on the path to be the best version of ourselves (or better than yesterday). To never arrive at a perfect destination because it doesn’t exist. Everyday is perfect as long as we are learning and growing. 

So here’s what I’ve got so far…

I’ll share what I’m learning, and I’ll ask you share what you’re learning. Together, we’ll make each other better.

My life’s motto is to love, live, learn, laugh, and pass it on.

This blog is dedicated to those in pursuit of loving others, living life to it’s fullest, continuous learning, enjoying the moment, laughing with others and at ourselves, and passing on what we learn to those around us and the next generation.

Let’s get to know each other!

I live in the Midwest, in the beautiful city of Cincinnati. It’s where I grew up, and where I’ll likely stay forever (never say never!). In my opinion, it has it all – great culture, food, beer, city events, outdoor activities, entrepreneurial scene, cost of living…I should be a tour guide.

I love to travel, explore, and discover new places. I like to create, invent, reinvent, and innovate. Nothing is ever finished.

My husband Paul is a techie and Trekie (I claim and aspire to be both as well). We met while working for a digital advertising agency, and although we no longer work together, both remain in digital, working at separate tech start-up companies.

Our family includes a lazy pit bull named Diesel and bossy girl cat named Steve. They are best friends, play and take naps together. I take A LOT of pictures of them…so if you think I post a lot of them on Instagram, you have no idea how much I’m holding back.

I have Crohn’s disease, and although I don’t let it slow me down, it sometimes does. ENLIVEN is a special section of the blog dedicated to helping others dealing with chronic illness and autoimmune diseases. I try things and share what works for me. My hope is to help others along their journey to healing, health, and wholeness – including research on natural remedies and understanding the connection between our mind, body, and soul.

I believe that everyone has a purpose and we’re all connected. 

So let’s connect! Drop me a line to say hello!

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