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Welcome to my little blog!  Thanks for visiting.  My name is Kristina and I like to write.  I like to talk too, but I'm kind of an introvert so I'm better at listening than storytelling. So here's my place to tell stories and share things I've learned; as the oldest sister in my family, I sometimes wished for an older sister who would have guided me. 

I've lived in California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Colorado and Texas. During college I also lived in southern China and in Paraguay (near Brazil and Argentina.) My husband and I lived in Utah County for sixteen years and had our four children there. Texas definitely counts as my home state now. People will sometimes wear a shirt that says, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could." That pretty much sums it up for me.

I started this blog in 2017 because I have two younger sisters and lots of friends who may travel the same roads I've already walked, and I wanted a way to share my notes with them. Some of these notes are like letters to a friend, and I hope they're helpful even if we haven't met.

I majored in psychology and while I'm not a real therapist, my life has definitely been better for what I learned in college.  I've learned some pretty serious life lessons in the years since graduation, one of the most important being to be okay with progress instead of perfection

Last but certainly not least, my faith and my religion is a huge part of my life.  As you read some of the experiences I'm sharing, you might realize that I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love my church and am so glad to be part of it.

So why write a blog? When Virginia H. Pearce submitted her mother's stories in a book called, Glimpses into the Life and Heart of Marjorie Pay Hinckley, she explained it really well in the introduction: "This book is not a recipe for others to follow, but just one more example of the gospel in action in the life of a fellow sojourner... And to the final question, "Why publish it?" I respond with what I told Mother, that the gathering and editing of the material had somehow changed me for the better." Her words sum up my thoughts. I hope to share notes with my sisters, neighbors and friends. Often writing and thinking on deep issues is transformative for me personally, and if this provides one more example of faith that resonates with you, then I'm glad. Thanks for visiting! 


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