About Me Page

Hello, sunshine! Here's a little bit about me.

My name is Kristin Koonce and I’m a motivational speaker and blogger! I'm also a Daughter of the King, an encourager, a sunshine seeker, a “Joy Germ” fanatic, an optimist, laughter enthusiast, and dreamer who wants to change the world.

My mission is to encourage others to have faith, live purposefully, and be a light in the darkness so that, together, we can make an eternal difference in this world for God's Kingdom!

Aside from my faith, my family and friends are the most important thing in the world to me. I would not be where I am or who I am without them. I love embracing them, hearing them erupt in laughter, and simply being with them. They bring so much joy into my life and I absolutely adore them. I don’t know how I got so lucky, but I am so blessed to call them mine.

I’m from a small town in East Texas where your teachers either taught your parents or are your parents, we have homecoming every three years and non-natives ask, “Wait…are you saying WIDE Oak or WHITE Oak?” on a regular basis. I played basketball, was a snare drummer, and dipped my fingers in the secretary’s candle wax every morning during Enrichment before I went on my merry way. I'm forever grateful to have grown up in White Oak, TX. I'll always be proud to call it home.

I graduated from Texas A&M University in May of 2015 with a B.A. in Communication. I knew in the 8th grade, after attending a Fightin’ Texas Aggie Football game, of course, that I wanted to be an Aggie. Let me rephrase that: I was meant to be an Aggie. During my 3 years there, I sported painted overalls every game my senior year, yelled “HOWDY!” while walking across campus to passersby, and experienced firsthand “a spirit [that] can ne’er be told.” There is NOTHING like being an Aggie!

I firmly believe God arranges our lives in a way that gives Him maximum glory. I hope to encourage you to look for God’s hand in everything you face as we progress through life’s ups and downs, together. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what you believe, you are welcome here.

I'm all about encouraging others to follow their dreams and discover God's purpose for their life.

God created us with a special purpose in mind that is unique to our gifts, talents, and personality. The desires we have in our hearts, the things we’re passionate about, are not random. They tie into God’s purpose for our lives. His plans are far bigger and better than anything we could ever imagine. However, we must first surrender our lives to Him and put our trust in Him.

This is my exciting expedition to discover His purpose for my life.

These are the thoughts and experiences of a small town girl walking through life with big dreams and her big God!

We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, and then we’ll laugh some more.

Ultimately, we’ll encourage each other to dream big and rely on Him wholeheartedly in any and all situations as we lean on His promises and seek to glorify Him above all else!

If you'd like to keep in touch, you can connect with me via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. My social icons are found in the top right corner of my website! Don't be a stranger!

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