Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Introduction To Me and my Blog


So I thought I'd post the introduction to my blog.

I've made my way through life by asking questions and approaching daily tasks by finding each and every way that things could be approached. When I was in preschool, I was never much like the other kids. Granted, I loved playing on the playground with my friends but I was always focused on the bigger things out there in the world.
One day when I was sitting off to the side of the playground, a teacher came up to me and asked what I was thinking. I replied, "I'm thinking of blue"

Thus became this blog. A collection of the ramblings and thoughts from my mind (often that won't make much sense.)

I've had numerous blogs in the past but have posted my entries so sporadically on the different blogs that it's often been hard to keep track of everything. So I've decided to keep it all in one place now. 

Now about me.

I'm a junior at Holy Names University. (I should be a senior but this is the fourth college in four years that I've gone to and transferring units is just asking for trouble!)
I'm a photographer and love the ever challenging task of trying to freeze a moment in time. I enjoy digital cameras for the ease but there's nothing like sitting with the chemicals in the darkroom awaiting the magic that appear on the once white sheet of paper. 
I'm a dancer and have been dancing for most of my life both in the studio and out. I'm the one you'll see in the grocery store tapping in line in the grocery store even when you hear no music. 
I'm a scrapbooking junkie.
I love to knit and in the 5 years I've been doing it have only managed to successfully make scarves as I get bored too easily. 
Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. What's better than escaping into the wondrous world of someone else's imagination? 
I'm an equal rights activist and think people should be judged by their character rather than by assumptions.

I really like butterflies and rainbows, they are my definition of optimism.

I love kids and am working to receive my early childhood education certificate. I'm very passionate about working with kids with developmental disabilities, especially down syndrome and autism. I've worked with kids with disabilities since I was in eighth grade. 

I am also a huge supporter of finding a cure for childhood cancers. I hope to either work with  disabled or terminally/chronically ill children by the time I finish college. My dream job would be to work as a wish granter for the make-a-wish foundation [heh, probably not going to happen as it's a volunteer position but thats the point of it being a DREAM job right?]. Realistically though I'm going to school majoring in child development/special education and hope to become a child life specialist after I get my degree. 
I've had many ongoing health issues and know firsthand how scary hospitals can be for a child.
My two main current diagnosis' are Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
I have chronic illnesses but refuse to let them define me. 

I don't believe in regret as every decision I have made and everything that has happened to and/or around me has helped shape me into the person I am today and has led me to meeting some absolutely incredible people. I believe that everything that happens in life whether we see it as good or bad has some piece of information or lesson that we are meant to learn from it. It's our choice whether to learn it or not.

I strive to live my life with Hope, Optimism, Love and Laughter.

"I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."

Robert Frost


Tricia said...

I like your style. Never give up on your dreams. God bless.

Courtney @ One Fine Wire said...

So nice to meet you, and it's wonderful that you've started this blog! Just stopping by from SITS today :)

Wishing you and yours the merriest of holidays!

My personal blog:

If you are ever interested in a new blog design, I would love to work with you in 2010!

Karen M. Peterson said...

You sound like a grounded young lady. Good luck on achieving your goals. It sounds like you have some great ones!

Visiting from SITS. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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Hear Mum Roar said...

Good luck with your studies, nice to meet you!

Jenny said...

Visiting you from SITS! I like your playlist! And love that Robert Frost quote! Nice to meet you!

Susan Farrell said...

Hi there, Krissy,

It's wonderful to see you blogging and otherwise coming into your own. I look forward to following your blog, sweetie.


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Blue Print said...

wow. you are a true inspiration, your playlist :D great songs. they really go with your whole theme
im looking forward to following your blog, it's really good.


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