Hi I’m Krista. I’m a daughter, sister, and friend. I’m also a writer, poet, blogger, reader, coffee addict, dreamer, mental health advocate, and a lover of life, knowledge, and adventure. My number one goal in life is to inspire others through kindness, honesty, and leading by example.
I am sixteen years old and a junior in high school. I’m a Midwest girl born and raised (no I didn’t grow up on a farm). I’ve lived in Iowa/Nebraska all of my life but dream of someday escaping my hometown. I am the daughter of Randy and Theresa, and the youngest of four. My older sister is my best friend (although we’re only eleven months apart so we’re more like twins). I have two brothers who are five and seven years older than me. My family has three dogs (Lady, Max, and Jack), and six cats (we adopted a pregnant stray cat who had five kittens, and yes we plan on giving them away but they are just too damn adorable.)
I love to read but I also love movies and TV shows. Some of my favorite books are A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks, Six Months Later by Natalie Richards, and Because Of Winn-Dixie by Kate Dicamillo (I’ll never get too old for this book!). A few of my favorite movies are Hope Floats, Steel Magnolias, Dead Poets Society, The Green Mile, and My Girl. Also, I love Marvel movies (especially Captain America). My favorite TV show is Supernatural but I also love Criminal Minds, Bones, Castle, and plenty more.
In case you’re curious, I’m an Aquarius and my Meyers-Briggs personality type is INTJ. I am definitely an introvert and would replace small talk with a deep meaningful conversation any day. I love to debate topics and ideas (especially when I win), and I enjoy learning about new things.
I believe in treating everyone with kindness, especially those who seem the least deserving of kindness, because they are the ones who need it the most. I believe that everyone is equal no matter their race, gender, or sexual orientation. I believe that no one should ever feel ashamed of being who they are. I believe that knowledge is power (so is love). I believe that relationships are far more important than any material possession ever could be. Most of all, I believe that kindness has the power to change the world.
I created The Tales Of A Teenage Brunette in 2017 when I was just thirteen years old. It started out as a place for me to share my thoughts but it has since become so much more. Here you’ll find blog post about self care, mental health, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, and the occasional rant or two. I also share poetry and stories on this blog (some photography every now and then too).
I am passionate about mental health and frequently discuss my struggles with anxiety and other topics relating to mental illnesses. I know that can be triggering for some people. If you think it’s something that may be detrimental to you or your mental health, please don’t read the posts you find triggering. I frequently give advice on mental health but I am in no way a medical professional or expert in the area, so please take my advice lightly. If you are struggling with your mental health please seek the help of a professional or trusted adult. And remember, as long as you are alive you have something to live for.
When viewing my blog I only ask one thing of you, that you be respectful. If you disagree with me or others, please disagree respectfully. I share posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. To see what I’m doing between post follow me on Instagram @krista.nicole.m and on Twitter @kristanicolem03. Thanks for being here, I hope you’ll stick around.
P.S. – here is me and my sister.
here are my dogs – this is jack
this is max
this is lady
To see more of my dogs follow them on Instagram @jackthe.aussie and @maxthe.sheltie