Thursday, August 05, 2010

Blog Hop '10

Welcome to my humble little blog! I’m glad you had a chance to stop by on your whirlwind tour around the blogosphere during Robin's Blog Hop '10.

I know you have places to go and people to see, so I won’t keep you long, but please, have a martini, and feel free to browse my shoe closet while I tell you a little bit about myself.

As a blogger, I’ll admit it, I’m a slacker lately, but I’m ever hoping to turn things around, and don’t ask me why, but I feel this is the time it’ll take. I feel full of inspiration and the desire to write and share of myself again, so hopefully that’ll translate into a once again active blog.

And what exactly do I blog about you ask? Well, that really depends on the day. I’m a single woman in my 30’s, venturing back into the dating world after a LONG hiatus, so there’s that. I’m also a bit of a shopaholic (cough{understatement}cough), and have a special weakness for VERY HIGH heeled shoes.

More recently I’m a bit of a fitness nut, and a new runner, about half way through the Couch to 5K program, hoping to run my first ever 5K in September. Um…wow, that’s sneakily right around the corner…

I also try my hardest to eat healthy, but I have a lifelong love affair with food that is hard to break off completely…

I’m a writer, and currently am doing the Write Fifteen Minutes A Day challenge, hoping to create a writing habit and finish my current Work In Progress.

I am an avid reader, my kindle is always with me.

I am a tech geek and a fashion diva.

I am an amateur photographer and a professional music lover.

I also work full time, as an executive assistant to the president of a credit union.

I’m a person of deep faith, God the center of everything for me, but I firmly believe faith to be a very personal thing, so you won’t hear preaching from me here. You will, however, have no doubt, see the strong influence my faith has on my life.

I’m the leader of a youth group, and those kids give me hope for the future, and I will defend teenagers today to the end. I believe they get a bad rap, and I don’t know about you, but I certainly wouldn’t want to be a teen today.

I am not a mother, but I am a big sister to a 17 year old girl through Big Brother Big Sister. She was 8 when we were paired up and in the last 9 years we’ve grown to love each other like real family. She is so much more to me than words can ever express.

I am a daughter to two amazing parents, still married after 36 years and still adorably in love with one another. I am also big sister to a 20something brother, who also happens to be one of my best friends now that we are both adults.

I am a cousin, a niece, a friend, a coworker.

I am silly and serious, I am confident and self-conscious, I am driven and lazy, I am a bevy of contradictions.

And all these things make up my blog. On any given day you can find me sharing my photography, waxing poetic about the latest concert I attended, or sharing my deepest darkest feelings about the lack of male attention in my life.

And I do hope you’ll come back to share these things with me, because as witty and funny as I think I am at times, if nobody is there to share the joke…well…you know that whole tree falls in the woods thing…was there ever really a joke? Or a blog post?

But oh, goodness, look at the time! Your drink is empty, and I’d offer you a refill, but I know you have to get going, there are other parties to get to.

Go, go, others are waiting! But please, come back ANYTIME, you are always welcome at Candid Karina’s!


Rana said...

Stopping by from the Hop! Nice to meet you. I know what you mean about now being friends with your brother. My sister and I are 7 years apart and it wasn't until I was in my 20s that we really started to connect. Now I'm in my 30's and she is my best friend.
Have a great weekend!

Michelle @Flying Giggles said...

We have a bit in common. Thanks for letting me look at your shoes, I hope you do not mind, but I am borrowing a few pair. I love shoes! And I love martinis.

I am also doing the Couch to 5k, I started it last week, so I am not as far as you yet, but I plan to finish it. Good luck!

Stopping by from the blog hop...nice to meet you!

Unknown said...

Very nice to meet you Karina! What a lovely name. You sound like an amazing person and someone I'd really like to hang with a little. I'll be back!

Shelly Wildman said...

Hi Karina! You seem like tons of fun! Thanks for sharing so much with us!

KCSherri said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - so I thought I would return the favor!

I LOVE my Kindle, too - and I am a (cough) shopaholic (cough), too! We have a lot in common - even if you don't have 7 kids yet, like I do!

I'm blessed, tho, because 5 of them are now out of the house - so I'm emptying that nest as fast as I can...

Looking forward to reading more of your posts....

~michelle pendergrass said...

Did we meet at the first one, too? I know I met Amber there, but did I meet you at Bloghop or through Amber? I can't remember!

Sistergirl said...

Just Hoppin By, Love your shoes
Sorry I’m a little late,
I’m #255 (aka the last blog on the HOP list),
Nice to meet you!