mEET KRISTIN SMITH
KIDDOCJJ: Kristin, what memorable thing did you last have to EAT?
KRISTIN: Well, I've been vegan for nearly 2 months now, so I've been scouring the city of Los Angeles to find a cure for my meat and dairy cravings. I recently had the most delicious "Hawaiian fried rice" at a spot in Burbank called "Something Vegan." MIND BLOWN! It was spectacular in every way - a perfect mix of fried rice, pineapple, curry powder, cashews, dried cranberries and a soy "chicken" substitute. Not to mention their take on a lemon mojito!
KIDDOCJJ: What have you LEARNed that sticks with and influences you daily?
KRISTIN: I recently got some advice that changed my life. That is to give 100% of myself to 10 things, rather that 10% of myself to 100 things. It's like a switch went off and all of a sudden I started taking things off my plate that didn't need to be there. As a working mom, wife, ministry leader, mentor, volunteer , and I mean, as women, we wear so many hats! We have to be choosey about what to pour ourselves into.
KIDDOCJJ: Where or what would you like to explore and why?
KRISTIN: Lately it's been on my heart to do something amazing for children in need. I don't mean to sound all "Mother Teresa," but there are so many kids who go without, and it shouldn't be that way. So I'd love to explore a remote village somewhere, and do something "small" in first world terms, but huge in theirs. Whatever that would look like, I don't know exactly. But it's something I plan on exploring. (KIDDOCJJ: see, this is why I love this woman!)
KIDDOCJJ: Who or what inspires you …….
KRISTIN: My relationship with God inspires me. I've found contentment, joy and a deep peace in getting to know God through the Bible. I work in a dark industry, where on the outside it looks sparkly, but so many people on the inside are deeply hurting. God has changed my life in real, tangible ways and because I'm infinitely grateful. I love sharing the fact that God is what drives me. He's my mojo!
KIDDOCJJ: You certainly have received your calling on so many levels - from God, from Fox, and your true calling as a fantastic mother and wife. I know you will find your village and fulfill your next calling to children in need. Thank you so much for this interview, Kristin! Knowing you is knowing the meaning of INSPIRE.