Moments Matter

Clearly Me

I grew up on the outskirts of a small California town in the Central Coast. In the 1970s, I was raised on a communal farm with two hippie (sometimes hick) parents, three sisters and a brother. By the late 1970s, we relocated to the “city.” After watching countless episodes of the popular TV sitcom “Brady Bunch,” I struggled throughout the years to assimilate into mainstream society. Even today, I feel like an outsider.

Eventually, I graduated with a journalism degree from a four-year college (a first in my family). For the last 15 years, I have been a professional communicator and consultant for several Fortune 500 companies (working for “the man” as my parents would say). However, my dream has always been to write – creatively with a passion for telling the story of my own experiences and unique upbringing.

A few random things about me:

-I love Jesus.
-I love to sleep in socks – even when it’s hot.
-One of my pet peeves is the water and toothpaste spots on the bathroom mirror.
-My first piece of fiction I wrote was in the seventh grade that detailed a teenage love story entitled “California Dreamin.” My professor wanted me to have it published, but I never thought it was good enough.
-I wear my  heart on my shoulder.
-I love sleeping in the pitch black, quietness.
-I seriously believe I am the best driver on the planet.
-I love storytelling – which is why I’m here.
-I ended up marrying the pizza cook. He drove me crazy. We have been together for 20 years.
-My first dog died in the car of heat stroke when I was five.

I started this blog with the hopes that my clear thoughts and epiphanies could have a positive impact. I also hope to someday publish my memoir.

Now living in suburbia with a loving husband and two beautiful children, I hope to offer some perspective into my daily life blended with my past – because moments matter.

What do you think of this post?
  • Love It (0)
  • Insightful (0)
  • Not Relatable (0)

One Response to “Clearly Me”

  1. Olivia says:

    Hi Kristal,

    I work for the company that produces Mutual of Omaha’s Aha Moment campaign; check out to see what an aha moment is and the incredible stories we’ve filmed over the last several years. As I came across your website, I couldn’t help but think that you might have an aha moment to share.

    For the 6th year, we’re taking our 34-foot Airstream mobile film studio on the road again for the 2015 Aha Moment Tour, visiting 20 cities across America to capture inspirational, life-changing aha moments from folks all over the country. We are headed to Irvine, CA on May 4th and 5th and would love to invite you to share an aha moment, and how your life has changed since. It can be about your work, your family or other life experiences. You would just have to step into the Airstream studio for a few minutes and tell your story on film to our tour producer Jessica Henry. Your video will then be posted to, where you will be able to share it with your friends and family via email, Facebook and Twitter!

    On May 4th and 5th from 10am to 6pm, we will be parked at the Irvine Spectrum Center, near the Ferris Wheel, at 670 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618. Here is a map link to the location:

    We’d love to have you. Let me know as soon as possible and I can reserve your time slot.

    Many thanks!

    Olivia Lasky

    Follow the Tour:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Powered by WordPress | Designed by Elegant Themes