November 24, 2015

5 Things You Didn't Know About This SLP {Linky}


Happy Thanksgiving Break y'all!  I am writing from sunny San Diego where I'm celebrating Thanksgiving with my family.  For this post, I'm linking up with The Speech Space to share 5 little known things about me.  So let's dive in [...]



1. I have a background in theater.  I actually got my bachelor's degree in theater.  I went to the University of California, San Diego, which is one of the top three theater schools in the country.  I did a little acting and really enjoyed it, but I was actually a pretty good stage manager...probably because I'm so organized.  While I did not pursue theater as a profession, I still love going to shows and try to attend performances when I can.

2. I jumped out of the first plane I ever flew on.  Yes. I have been skydiving.  Growing up, I didn't travel far from home, so I had never been on an airplane.  But when I turned 18 I went skydiving.  It was fantastic...but it was also my very first plane ride ever.  I think I was so in awe of being up that high in the sky that I didn't really think the whole jumping thing through.  But I loved it.  Such a thrill.  And for a while I could tell people that I had been in a plane, but never landed in one!

3.  I'm a complete Disney fanatic.  It's true.  I love all things Disney.  Disneyland, Disney World, Disney cruises, shows, merchandise, songs, you name it.  If it's Disney, I will love it.  I think my daughter is a little embarrassed by me, which is sad because she's only 8!  But I am a forever Disney fan, no matter how old I get.

4. I teach Sunday School at my church.  I have the 1st and 2nd graders and we have such a good time together.  I just love teaching Bible stories to the little guys.

5. I moved halfway across the country for love.  Call me crazy, but I did it and am glad I did.  I met my husband in San Diego when he was just out of the Navy.  He was from Texas and moved back after we started dating.  I was young and in love and just up and moved.  But we're going strong and will celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary in January.

So there you have it.  Now that you know a little more about me, head over to The Speech Space and see what others are sharing about themselves.  Thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

  1. Kristin, I love theater! i was in a very small theatrical group when I was in college and we did children's shows on Saturday mornings. Once we performed for a school for the deaf and that one performance was the impetus for me to change majors. I was in education but switched to Speech Therapy the next year! I really should have gone into deaf ed. but the degree was not available to me at that time.

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    1. I love that theater led you to being an SLP! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Kristin, You moved for love...what better reason? You must be excited that the tpt convention is in Orlando this year!!

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    1. I am so excited about going to Orlando, but I'm feeling a little guilty about going without my family!

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  3. I am soooo jealous of you being in San Diego! The weather there is amazing!!! Have a wonderful vacation and thanks so much for linking up!

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    1. It has been just beautiful! I love this linky! Thanks so much for hosting!

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  4. Congrats on 11 years! Disney taught me my love of princesses and singing - thanks for sharing!

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  5. I would never be brave enough to jump out of a plane! That is so awesome! BTW, your blog looks so cute!

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    1. Thanks so much! It really was exhilarating!

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  6. I haven't ever had any desire to skydive! VERY brave! :)
    It's nice to get to know a little more about you! :)

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    1. It was a great adventure! I may go again someday, but not until my daughter is grown and will go with me!

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  7. I soooo want to skydive someday--it's on my bucket list! I taught Sunday school and confirmation classes when my 3 boys were growing up; it was a lot of fun! I had a serious crush on Peter Pan as a kid and still love Cinderella!

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    1. You will love skydiving! Such a thrill! We have a lot in common!

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  8. I plan to jump out of a plane one day too! I want to do it in honor of my Gramps who was a WWII paratrooper that jumped out during Battle of Bulge. My hub thinks I'm crazy because I will gladly jump out of a plan but there is no why that you will EVER get me to bungee jump.

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    1. Me, too! I will NEVER bungee jump. You have a great reason for wanting to skydive. That will be such a special day for you!

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  9. Enjoyed reading about you! I love that you teach Sunday school. I'm in awe that you have enough energy to do that ;) How was your culture shock moving from CA to TX? I'm originally from GA, but we were in CA for 10 years with the Military. It was culture shock when I got to CA and then again when we moved back to GA 10 years later :)

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    1. There was definitely some culture shock! I moved from busy San Diego to VERY small town Texas. So much different, but I just love small town life!

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  10. I didn't know that you were a Sky Diver!! How Cool!!!

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    1. Just once so far! I used to be such a thrill seeker! LOL

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  11. I love your sky diving story! Thanks for sharing!

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