LinkedIn…

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Well.  Lucky for me I am a secure type A person who is confident in her potential, her leadership ability and self-worth.

That being said, I have heard buzz around LinkedIn.com for a while now.  I hadn’t checked it out because I really didn’t have a connection to really get on the site.  I attended a meeting at William Jewell College today.  It was the Volunteer Leadership Summit and Alumni Board of Governors meeting.  We spent the whole day hearing about where the college is heading, exciting opportunities to serve, and meeting in our committees.  During that time I kept hearing LinkedIn again and again.  So, naturally being a curious type of girl (yes I still think I am 19 so I must just be a girl still) I got on the site tonight.

I just told Amon that I have been secure in our decision for me to stay home for 8 years until LinkedIn asked me to define who I am within a drop down menu of industries.  In the past I could have selected a couple of different ones including training and development, business, writing, marketing, and design.  However, nothing I currently do is on the drop down menu.  It provides a great resource for working people but I think they are missing the mark of those who have stepped out for a season.  I can appreciate the site’s use to keep different circles of people connected and even build new connections.  However it was strange to list myself as “working independently” and as for an industry I just picked one that was vague enough.

I think being on LinkedIn will be interesting as time goes on, but for tonight I am not going to let my type A performer go crazy with not having a specific career to list.  That will come in time and I know that for me it will be a richer experience from all my experiential learning I have had raising my family, supporting my husband’s career, and leading a thriving, exciting and amazing MOPS ministry for women in my area. (Mothers of Preschoolers)  I am just starting to understand what my potential really could be! (it is soooo exciting)

Someday I will update my career, my experience, and who knows maybe my education.

But for now I am blessed completely in who I am right now in this moment. 

PS – I love being on the Alumni Board of Govenors.  This is the start of my second year and I love being back up on “The Hill” where I learned so much and gained the ability to learn from other environments as much as I could.  Ask me about it sometime if you want to hear more!  Also, I appreciate being able to serve during this season of life when a career is not my focus.

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About Kristin

I started this blog thing years ago in August 2011. I have made attempts to blog over the past three years of seminary, but it was like writing when drowning. But I have completed the bulk of my course work, so I know there is a God. I am currently in my capstone creation phase this fall. This allows me time to unravel a little and renew my passion for writing my ramblings. If you like what you read, share what it stirs in you or even share it with others. I write for you from me. A little about me... I have celebrated 16 years of wedded bliss and reality with my best friend for over 17 years. We have 3 wonderful kids that are all unique, amazing and different in their own way. Our first born is nearly a teenager. He loves talking, Scouts, reading, camping and science experiments. Our daughter is a decade old. She is our creative soul and a planner! She loves to spend time dancing, singing and nurturing/teaching her babydolls and us. She is very sweet to her brothers. Last but not least is our daring 6 year old red head boy. He broke the "Wooldridge Mold". He is the fastest runner, our busiest explorer, our deep philosopher and biggest joker, oh and he gives the best hugs. You know the long lingering kind that truly fuel your soul to sing. I have been a stay at home mom for nearly 13 years and I have found a groove that works for our family. (That grove doesn't mean I have it figured out. It just means I am good with asking for help and having my family help us survive.) Twelve years ago, I joined a local MOPS group and I have been the Coordinator for 1o years. This group has given me a chance to lead without working full time, support other women in my community and help refine my walk with God. I also attend Central Baptist Theological Seminary. I am pursuing a Masters of Divinity and loving every minute of it. I am currently working on my capstone project, which a ministry guide for the MOPS group I have lead for a decade. It will serve as a touchpoint for those in leadership and also as a sweet offering as my goodbye to meaningful work that touched every part of my life and taught me that I am called to pastor. My life isn't perfect as the paragraph above makes it seem. But I have traveled through those harder times and found strength and support through them. Hoping to use this blog as a spot to write my thoughts, feelings and stories as I keep on living life! God Bless you and keep you. We each need to remember the Divine is within each of us. Be kind to yourself and to others.

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    • Isn’t that funny? I thought about CEO. Then I thought of creating CHO – Chief Household Operator. And about 10 other funny ones. It was a strange experience for sure!

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