Behind the Blog and Blogger

Behind

It has been quite some time since I sat down and talked a bit about who I am and what my blog is all about. With the recent changes to my blog, I thought this would be a fun opportunity to update my “about me” and share some words about Faithful Elephant.

I found a fun, informative, Q&A type post on a blog I recently began to follow, Sarah Laughed. Any questions that weren’t entirely relevant to me, I of course edited and found different questions online.

Followers from the beginning to the newest of the bunch, enjoy learning a little about me. A lot has changed since my first post back in 2013.

A little about me

Name: Kristin… but a lot of friends and family call me Krick/Kricket/Krickey

Age: 24

Nationality: I am a citizen of the United States of America! My ancestors hailed from Italy and Scandinavia. I am proud to be an American!

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Favorite food: Oh this question is one I can never answer definitely. Honestly, nothing beats fresh, homemade, meals that are cooked with natural and organic ingredients. Currently, I am in love with a meal I discovered through Blue Apron. It is Lamb & Risotto-Style Ditalini Pasta. Absolutely incredible.

Favorite flavor of tea: Apricot! I can smell it now… so lovely.

Favorite book: Yet another question that feels impossible for me to answer confidently. I have not had the patience recently to read, so I know I am missing out on many amazing books that have been recommended to me. Actually… no. I have my answer. One book, that has always had a special place in my heart since I was a child is The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews. This adorable, fun, and imaginative book sparked my love for reading. I will never love a book more than the one that encouraged me to read as a kid.

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Photo Credit: Goodreads.com

Favorite movie: Come on… these “favorites” are tough! I am a lover of many movies. I adore the Star Wars movies, Harry Potter movies (and books), and of course, any good comedy. A movie I could watch over and over, though, without getting sick of it, is probably That Thing You Do! This movie has been a favorite of mine since I was a young girl. It has humor, drama, music, and Tom Hanks. What more do you need?

Favorite TV shows: Game of Thrones, The Office, Gilmore Girls, New Girl, Wayward Pines, King of the Hill, Master of None, the list goes on and on and on…

 

A little about the blog

Favorite post to write: I enjoy writing all types of posts. I loved talking about the wedding, giving advice on friendship, and sharing some of my favorite music. One post that stands out to me is Master Your Thoughts?

Most frustrating post to write: If I am frustrated when writing a post, I probably will trash it and wait to write until the frustrations are gone. I do have a post that was fueled by frustration, though: Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery. 

Post I’m most proud of: Gosh this is tough. I have many posts that I am proud of and pleased with. If I had to choose, I would say I am most proud of my post It is All About PerspectiveThis post was one that I always thought about writing, but could never find the words. I deleted it a million times because it never felt perfect. After a thoughtful discussion with my boss, I finally figured it out. I found the words to describe a feeling that completely changed me.

Popular post I didn’t think would be a big deal: A post that I wrote simply to hold myself and David accountable was the Friday F Day Challenge post. Although I did put time and effort into writing it, I was very surprised at the number of people who would find it to be helpful, interesting, and worthy of sharing.

Post I was expecting to take off that didn’t: No posts I ever write are intended to “take off.” I blog because I love it. I blog for friends and family. I blog to share completely unwarranted advice. I really do it because my hope is that someone, somewhere, will read it and smile.

Blogger or youtube vlogger who has had the biggest impact on you: One blogger that has always had a positive influence on me is Stephanie Verni of Steph’s Scribe. I was fortunate enough to have her as a professor at Stevenson, but her blog always inspires me. For YouTube Vloggers, I adore ItsJudysTime, Shaaanxo, and recently, Sarah Therese.

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One thing you want followers to know: I want my followers to know that blogging is something I do because I love to write. My blog is an opportunity for me to connect with people from all over this beautiful world and I try to do so in a fun, informative, and sometimes sassy way. Nothing pleases me more than to read a comment or to see a blog post being shared. So, thank you for reading and following me as I share advice, tips, and stories from my life.

Now, I would LOVE to hear from YOU! Tell me about yourself. Share a story. Tell me what you like and dislike about the blog. What do you want to see more of? Is there something I may have posted in the past that you would like an update on? Go ahead and share! 🙂

Completely unwarranted life lesson from a married woman #8: Don’t be afraid to reevaluate who you are as a person and as a couple. Your favorite date night plan today may be entirely different in five years.

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