A few days ago a good friend and I decided to write a blog together, however we didn’t know what to write about – we both are self-proclaimed deep thinkers. Ha. Nonetheless we both decided to write responses to the questions below. Its safe to say we both took different approaches to these questions but in both responses (I might be biased) I hear desires to love and serve.

Here are Kristina’s responses:

Who has impacted me?

The first two individuals that have impacted me from the very start are my parents.  Regardless of what the world may become, my parents showered me with endless unconditional love.  Every day they provided me with encouragement, wisdom, knowledge, and most importantly food. Envision from my parents gave me hope to strive hard in life to accomplish the things I wanted most. Being successful isn’t always a key they reminded it’s the happiness you receive as you are successful.  From them, although I’ve not yet explored everything there is to life through them I have been blessed with what the true meaning of life is. The true meaning of life is to not limit yourself to the possibilities that are to come, be patient and understanding, and most of all lead a life that you would want not what others may want for you.

Who have I impacted?

In life you come across countless individuals. Sometimes those you come across that you think you have impacted are not always impacted by you. Many times it is more I do the watering to the seed that has already been planted by someone else in a person or others times help provide fertilizer for the seed giving it some support. Although there have been many watering and fertilizing, the ones I can say I’ve truly impacted the most without being self-proclaiming are my five halves who not by chance encounter but by the grace of God been blessed with. Sisters Annie, Joslynn, twins Grace and Angel, and my brother Sajiah. They help me challenge myself to be the best older sibling, leader, friend, and most importantly a role model such that my impact can be one of their reasons to strive forth even harder within the world to be just as successful or even more successful in the making of their own written story of life. All I want as an older sibling is that if all the happiness of the world couldn’t provide for them that at least some were made possible by me.


Here are my responses:

Who has impacted me?

I’ll just go ahead and say it – this is a loaded question! I have been impacted by a lot of people and they all have helped shape me into the person I am today and will become. I’ll say those who have impacted me the most would be the children I get to love and connect with everyday!

 Who have I impacted?

I’ll take a classic Mother Teresa stance with this one “not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” My hope is that I have done things along my journey that have allowed those around me to feel valued, respected and loved. May we all impact someone!


I hope you all will remember those who invested in you and you will invest in someone. You never know what kind of impact you can make!


Kristina and I

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