There is a fun blog challenge over here.
I'm joining in.
Because it would be plain, old, awesome to post every day for an entire month.
And Jenni even gives prompts.
So, it makes it that much easier:).
Today is a 250 words or less story of your life prompt.
My name is Krista Leigh Smith.
I was born in 1980.
I am the oldest of four: Rebecca, Jennifer, and Jeremiah are the younger "kiddos."
We were all very close, even as little kids.
My parents raised us to love God, value family above all else, and allowed us to grow up slowly.
My childhood was kinda great:).
I loved school. I was valedictorian of my class. My goal was a 4.10 GPA. I got a 4.08...just a little shy of it:). Out of school, I was kind of shell-shocked after going to christian school for 13 years. I felt lost at college. And I could not figure out what I really wanted to do with my life. I started with a major of physical science, and then switched to meteorology, mathematics, and finally fashion design. Then I met Phil.
We lived 3,000 miles apart.
We saw each other four times over 10 months.
Then we threw a surprise wedding.
We married on October 3, 2001.
I left college and New Jersey behind and drove across the country in a lime green Dodge Neon that could barely shift into reverse. Pretty amazing we made it:).
We lived in sunny, Southern California for almost a year.
We were really just kids. We spent our extra money on sporting goods at Sports Authority.
And played touch football in the living room and basketball in the kitchen.
Phil was a Marine.
I worked on base at a childcare facility.
And I LOVED California.
After he finished the Marines, we moved to PA.
Then back to NJ.
We had Niamh in 2003.
I returned to school when she turned one.
I had Philly in 2005 while still attending college.
(Holy cow, college took me forever!)
I finished **FINALLY** in 2008.
With a degree in Civil Engineering.
I worked at a nuclear power plant for a year and a half after graduating.
And hated every single minute of it.
(Except for the times I ran into this super hot guy who worked there, too.
His name is Phil...best coffee breaks of my life;)
I started my own business in 2011.
And have been blogging and drawing ever since!
I have lots of future goals and dreams...
Niamh and I were just talking the other day about serving the Lord fully~ and going wherever He calls us. That is how we are living...giving our hearts to Jesus and remaining ready and willing for His perfect plans.
So, that's a short version of my life.
I didn't count the words...I hope no one does, lol.
If you would like to join in, check out the blog challenge, or just grab a couple prompts for yourself, click the graphic below and check out Jenni's blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy May 1st!
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