Hi there, I'm Kristy! The (more-than) slightly introverted writer behind-the-screen.
I tend to be a human "doing" instead of a human "being"... so my first inclination is to tell you everything I do. (Which, honestly, is quite a bit on most days!)
But, since we're going to be friends, I'll just get real with you and share a few things about who I am.
Maybe you'll relate to a few of these random facts about my family and my personality?
According to the Meyer Briggs personality profile, I'm INTJ. Takeaway: I'm an over-thinker and introvert.
I'm happiest when I'm curled up with an inspiring book.
My favorite season of the year is autumn.
I'm a shameless fan of Kate Middleton and her classy wardrobe.
I wear hats, drink tea, and do other "British" things, just because.
I have five amazing, creative, busy kids.
I homeschool the aforementioned kids, and let me tell you I’m not cut out for it!
People usually assume that since I have five kids and I homeschool, I must be super patient. I’m not patient.
I’m married to a wise and wonderful Mr Steady guy. He is patient!
I'm an idealist and a dreamer who loves to skim over the details and get to the big stuff. 🙂
I'm an avid reader.
I have a deep appreciation for music, and am currently the worship leader at our church.
I play the piano, but find sight reading very tedious.
I’m a pastor’s wife.
I'm a homemaker, but I honestly don't love to cook.
I do enjoy baking, when the mood strikes.
Most of our family is gluten-free.
I know all about homeschooling a strong-willed child. So does my mom.
I love rainy days, Christmas, and cold weather.
I'm articulate. Processing life and then expressing myself through words, written and spoken, has always come pretty naturally for me.
Don't ask about my math skills. Or sewing skills. Or lack thereof.
Our family lives in a big, old fixer-upper house on two acres in North Texas.
I enjoy country living, as long as I'm within driving distance of some really awesome shopping. 🙂
I'm more-than-slightly introverted. You will rarely find a video of me on this blog... I prefer to hide behind words.
I'm fiercely focused. It's scary sometimes!
I have lightening fast typing skills. And messy handwriting.
It's possible that I could live off hot tea, chocolate, WiFi and good books.
If only I were a morning person. Alas, I'm not.
I have no sense of direction. What. So. Ever.
I’m not a people-pleaser. That is both a good and a bad thing.
Nothing is as exhausting to me as having to be perfect, or pretend that my life is perfect.
I am learning more and more about the unconditional, perfect love of Jesus. It is changing everything about me as a wife and mom and woman!
I'm passionate about living and loving well.
This blog right here is very much about cultivating a space for other women to feel understood, inspired and equipped in their own journeys of living and loving well.
Nothing makes me happier than when I've found a practical solution to a life challenge... like dealing with gray hair, taming the laundry monster, or creating a schedule that actually works for our family.
I like quick hair do's, short lines, long books and slow mornings.
My favorite colors are pink and red. I'm a February baby, so go figure!
A few random things I've done in my 37 years:
- I wrote a chapter for Trust Your Intuition. That was a huge honor for this little natural mama!
- Three of my children were born at home with a midwife. Home birth is amazing!
- I used cloth diapers for five years. Saved a ton of money. Washed a ton of diapers!
- I consider myself a Charlotte Mason homeschooler, although I'm currently a Foundations tutor at our local Classical Conversations community.
- I wrote about being a homeschool mom in Homeschooling Day by Day. I would be beyond honored if you would check it out on Amazon!
- I work from home for a nutrition company, this one.
I believe God put me on this earth to live and love well.
At the end of the day, I hope I have inspired someone else to do that too.
I'm so glad you're here!
Now that you've read all about me, why don't you introduce yourself?
Drop me a comment below and tell me something about you.
Here's to living & loving well-