"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." —Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you’ve been following along, you know I’m a worrier. I’m a pro – con list person. I’m not an impulsive person. I often find myself sitting on past decisions that I can’t change. I worry about how my current decision will affect my life 10 years from now. As I write this, I’m going through change. I’m deciding which path to take in the fork in the road. I can easily pro – con out the choices, yet it’s hard to decide when the items are in front of me.
It’s not until I look into myself and my heart that I know what to do. What makes Kristen tick? What drives me? What impact do I want to make with this decision? My heart needs time, but it’s always true. No matter what the cons are, or how scary going down a road may seem, if I follow my true self it has always worked out in the end.
Kristen has worked in the mental health field since 2013, with a focus on crisis work, substance use services, and bringing a voice to lived experience. Her ambition is to change the way mental health care and recovery is seen and achieved, so to redefine what it means to defeat adversity.