Welcome to the first official post in my newest endeavor, my official blog: creatingkrista.com. This is a big step for me in my journey towards sharing my story, both personally and professionally, with the world. In honor of this exciting moment, and as a result of many conversations I’ve had in recent weeks, I’d like to share my why. Why I decided to start this blog.
1. I love to write. All other endeavors aside, I am a writer, first and foremost. From the Happy Birthday Mom book that I wrote in pre-school to my self-published novel Mapsurne, I have always been a writer. Writing is a core part of my life that I have been missing greatly since I started college, and blogging is the perfect opportunity to return to my roots.
2. Staying relevant. As a higher education and student affairs professional, blogging and social media have become extremely important as I connect to both students and colleagues. Maintaining an active online presence is key to staying relevant in this field and I have been thoroughly enjoying the experience of sharing my opinions and stories with others.
3. Blending the personal and the professional. I’ve said this before in this blog, but I truly believe that my personal and professional interests together make up who I am. This blog will be primarily a place for me to explore professional development in higher education, but it will not be limited to that. I intend to continue sharing my DIY projects and have a page dedicated just for that topic: Life, Love, & DIY.
4. Staying connected. One of the great things about having such a diverse group of friends is that we have spread ourselves out all over the world. While social media is great, this blog will be an opportunity for me to share more about what I am up to beyond the brief pleasantries of Facebook and Twitter.
Looking forward to learning and sharing with all of you! Bonus points if you identified this blog post’s reference to the theme song for the former Nickelodeon show Kenan & Kel.