"what I appreciate most about my body is its resilience and beauty despite how I have treated it. I have tried to kill it, I have abused substances with it, I have fueled it with terrible food, I have let it carry the weight of my past hurts in its cells. But yet I stand here physically strong and healthy, a true testament to my body's resilience and ability to change. I love that I now get to treat it well and love seeing how it responds to my love for it.
I believe my purpose is to help other women like me by continually sharing my experience, strength, and hope. I regularly meet with other women and share my experiences in order to let them know they are not alone and they don't have to go through this journey (life) alone.
My message to other women is that, in my opinion, the key to happiness is gratitude and forgiveness. Holding on to past resentments and fears only gives it power, and you have the power to choose forgiveness. Realize that even in dark times, there is always something to be grateful for (e.g. a healthy body, a blanket to keep me warm, a loving pet, etc.) and you have the power to focus on appreciating what you have over what you do not. Forgiveness and Gratitude are two of the biggest tools that have helped me navigate life."
I am a South Bay native (grew up in El Segundo) and currently live in Redondo Beach with my boyfriend and 3 pets (dog and 2 cats!). I work in advertising and love the fast paced lifestyle, but equally love recharging with a good book, bike ride, or going to a movie solo. I love traveling and have been blessed to travel quite a bit, but dream about getting to start a family and building a home.
Thank you for your heart and your contribution Kristin! We love you, and are so thankful for you and all the lives you will touch!