This week’s woman crush wednesday is also my woman crush of the year. Since next Wednesday is Christmas (WOW already), this will be my last Woman Crush Wednesday of 2019 and I could not have picked a better woman to shower with love.
This woman has been a pivotal person in my life this year. I think a lot about this woman from time to time and how much I adore her. Honestly, if I was a lesbian (which my husband jokes I’m one bad relationship away from becoming one – this is a joke, don’t cancel me), I think I would pursue the heck out of her. Oh and of course if I wasn’t married…sorry honey! But in all seriousness, it’s not her beauty I am attracted to (which she’s incredibly beautiful), it’s her soul. It’s imperfectly perfect and I am just beyond blessed to have her as a friend and someone I consider like family to me.
So without further a due, I would like to introduce you to this week’s woman crush Wednesday and also my woman crush of the year, Ms. Kristen H.
I met Kristen through Kaia & she of course was a coach. I mean that in a good way. She was genuinely kind, encouraging and a natural at empowering other women to accomplish what they want to accomplish and when they felt as if they failed, Kristen was there to remind us to be kind to ourselves. An advice I have to remind her to take for herself sometimes…we’re human, we need to be reminded that from time to time even when we are strong. Aside from being an amazing coach, she is a super mom to two grown children…yes, she’s a total milf…I can’t believe she has grown children either. She’s such a cool mom, like actually a cool mom not that mom on mean girls. She’s also an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G friend to everyone around her. If you are lucky to be friends with this kind soul, you would agree in less than a heart beat! So what makes this lady my woman of the year?
Kristen saved my life this year. Yup, she sure did. Not in a talk me off the ledge way or donated a kidney to me…which I am certain she would try if either events had occurred. Kristen was there from the beginning of my downfall (can I call it that?) this year. Kristen was the one that pushed for a coffee date to talk to me about my depression. She was the one that made it safe and okay for me to open up about it because she was so gosh darn nice about it and something about her mom vibes that just made me want to unload my struggles. She was so kind and gentle with what I had to say. She was also the one I reached out to when it was time for me to go on medications. It was hard for me to make that decision because as I have shared before, it made me feel like I had failed and no longer had control over my body. But Kristen reminded me that going on meds is a way for me to control what is going on. It’s a choice and ultimately its a choice that I can choose to make for myself. She’s saved me more times than she knows. So many dark moments this year where I could hear her in my head telling me I am strong and to be kind to myself. Even when she’s going through her own stuff, she never fails to remind me that she cares with a simple…”thinking of you text” or 7am coffee dates (those Kaia girls man, always awake & ready to go so early). I am so incredibly grateful for her. You know how in life when shit hits the fan, who you gonna call? She’s one of the people I’d call because she would know exactly what I need to hear. It will either be her sending me some sort of quote or mantra that she’s being reciting herself. Long story short, she’s my “YAAAASSS Queen” and my shero of the year.
Other reasons to love Kristen…
- She has dogs…enough said right?
- She’s incredibly strong…physically, emotionally, mentally, spirtually, and all the “ly’s”
- She will call you on your shit and we need friends that will do that for us. There’s enough narcissists in the world so thank goodness she won’t let me get away with crap
- She vegan so she definitely has super powers…workout with her, you’ll see what I mean
- She’s gives like the best hugs. It must be all those years of practice as a mom because she squeezes you til you almost let out a fart
Those are just a few reasons. There are more I promise but I’m already getting all emotional just writing this so I’m going to stop here because I end up curled up on a bed crying over how great Kristen is 😂😂😂
Kristen, thank you for your friendship, your love, your kindness and most importantly, thank you for saving me. You are the epitome of how life does get better. Love you a ton😘😘😘