This is one of my favorite photos of myself- probably a weird thing to admit, liking a photo of yourself, but here we are.. so... um, there's that. It's not because I think I look particularly amazing in it- it's because I feel like it really represents me. The real Kris.
Who is the real Kris? Sometimes I think I've got her figured out and then life comes along with a gentle reminder that you don't know shit- or, I don't know shit. However back to this photo.... it was after a particularly fun day of running through the jungle and basically acting like a small child- tree climbing, coconut cracking (attempting, sigh), fruit eating with my bare hands. I am un- showered, covered in a light film of dirt, chipped fingernail polish, no makeup, most definitely unbrushed dirty hair, bare feet, backpack, bathing suit.
That chick in the above photo- she is me, she is me at my happiest... wild, carefree, no bullshit.
Most of you probably know me as on-air lifestyle expert Kris (how's that for a long intro?). That Kris is shiny, polished, well spoken, an adult- she definitely wears shoes. At some point I started to feel like that Kris wasn't really me anymore, more of a spokesperson. It's not that I don't love my TV work, I do, but I started to want to do a job that was a bit more real. A bit more me...
So I began the somewhat scary journey of reinventing myself in my career... terrifying actually.
Health and fitness has always been my passion- most days you could find me reading up on the new superfood, trying out any and all workout class just for the experience, helping friends out and basically living in spandex. It hit me at some point, this is what I should be doing with my life.... why it took so long I don't know...
This is what I should be dedicating my time to, my passion. So here we go, a new journey into the wellness/fitness industry- I know the ride will be bumpy at times but I am more than ready for it- and I hope you guys are too. It's scary to learn something new, to put yourself out there in an unfamiliar field, but I owe it to myself to try.
Here I am, the real Kris... I'm looking forward to having you along for the ride......
"Perhaps by now I'd come far enough to know I had the guts to be afraid" -Cheryl Strayed