This is Me: Kris-Ann


The timing of this series could not be better since I’ve promised to be my true self once we move to CT (just a few more weeks!!). I’ve never felt like I fully fit in living in MA and am taking this opportunity to just be who I am.  So here it goes.

This is me.

  • I fluctuate between someone who wants to look put together all the time and someone who really just wants to wear jeans and a fleece all the time.
  • I really, really want to raise chickens.
  • I really want to get a tattoo but am too scared…I’m going to do it though, I promise!
  • I like pop music.
  • I love marching bands and was in one through high school. In fact, my husband and I met at band camp (insert American Pie jokes here).
  • I want to become a runner but am too embarrassed to start trying. In my mind, I’m not thin enough to be a runner.
  • I am shy in person because I have really low self esteem…but find writing to be very therapeutic and am probably too honest.
  • I desperately want to have a third child…but am terrified that it will be another boy and have autism. (Not scared of a third boy, just the autism part)
  • I don’t like to stay up late.
  • I’m very intuitive and observant. Because of this, I think I’m a pretty good gift giver.
  • I love the experience of going out for coffee, even though I know it’s a rip off.
  • I yell at my kids a lot and always feel heartsick after I do it
  • I hardly ever eat at parties because I’m awkward and can’t gracefully balance holding a drink and eating finger food
  • I CANNOT hold my liquor
  • I’m really sad that my “baby” is turning three in June
  • I love bands that are just a bit alternative, but don’t like them as much once they go mainstream
  • I love for my family to wear coordinating outfits (see photo below).
  • Sadly, I’m starting to get grey hair.

This exercise reminds me of the book The Happiness Project where the author vows to become her true self and stop hiding things she likes because she’s afraid of what others might think. I feel like that’s something I’ve been doing for a while and can’t wait to show the world who I truly am.

THIS is me.

9 comments on “This is Me: Kris-Ann”

  1. Great post! I felt the same way about running at first – but now it has changed my life – it has given me so much confidence, as well as allowing me to have time to myself (not to mention the amazing runners high). Whether you run 1 mile or 17 miles, you are a runner!!

  2. Great Post – and I like the I am going to start being me part! – I think on some level we all have to do that a bit. Looks like your also really excited about your move to CT and that’s awesome!

  3. Great post! Never be afraid to let people know the real you! You’re great!

    And your kids will learn from your example that they can be who they are and be proud of who they are too! Autism is tough but as long as you have support and can be his biggest cheerleader it’ll all work out in the end.

  4. Great post, KA. Your honesty is refreshing and I give you so much credit. I guess the first step to being true to yourself is to put the truth out there. Maybe I will get to that point eventually, too. And I know I’ve said it before, but I can’t wait for you guys to move home!!!

  5. Thanks for another great This is Me post! I feel like we are a lot alike, and can’t wait till you are closer and we can finally meet!

  6. Doesn’t this feel FANTASTIC, Kris-Ann?! And guess what, this just makes us love you MORE!!! ( I say go-for-it on the third child!) ♥

  7. Love this post Kris-Ann. I must address the runner issue. I am so with you. I ran a marathon a few years ago, have run 3 half marathons and still don’t really see myself as a runner because I’m sllooooooooowwwwwwwww (like really slow). When you are closer we will run together!

    I really love your brutual honesty in this post – it’s liberating isn’t it?

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