For the past 20 plus years of my life, I have worked in the music industry. First as the co-founder and drummer for Big Tent Revival. Second as an Artist Relations Director for Compassion International. Both have been more rewarding than I could have ever imagined but never did I see they were all a platform in which I’ve been able to develop into who I am today. Along the way, I became someone who connects people either for mutual business purposes or because they would find a lot in common as friends. This life has given me the ability and time to mentor others, brainstorm ideas, work through ideas and see them take on a life of their own. In the most recent years, I’ve taken on another life as a blogger and social media consultant. I co-founded a one day seminar on social media while consulting artists, authors and speakers in how to harness the power of the digital revolution. On occasion I get to work with companies as they are starting up and help them get there social media life started.
My life involves a lot of travel which has taken me into Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Europe and yes, even that small little town in the middle of nowhere probably in your state that no one has ever heard of. For me there’s nothing like a freshly cleaned airplane cabin waiting to take us on another adventure.The outlet that helps me bring life more into focus, gives me energy and keeps me a little more sane than the day before is triathlon. I love triathlon. I’ve completed over 35 triathlons including an Ironman and Half Ironman. Several half marathons,10k’s and 5k’s. It’s one of those areas in life I can push myself and learn how I’m reacting to the environment around me, my body and work through how my mind processes the goals at hand. Plus it just makes me happy. I love to write about the process and the many life lessons that come from training and racing. Plus, I love all things Skratch Labs and Newton Running Shoes.
But today what I’m more focused on than ever before is being present for my family, for my friends… for my life. My goal is to live a life that is Addicted to Being Present. Discussion on their journey of an American southerner, and a Indian lady who learn to blend two distinctly different global backgrounds into one cohesive, blended, Christian, home. I’m also focused on bringing two different parenting cultures together in a blended family home AND learn to understand and accept two distinctly different cultural and ethnic customs of parenting, we have quite a story of faith and marriage to share!
NOTES & QUOTES:
Global families are aware of the events happening outside of their immediate world and share concerns with other families and cultures.
“Be patient and present in the moment” – Spence Smith
“Just Listen and avoid asserting authority” – Krissy Smith
“Our kids haven’t read the parenting books we have” – Spence & Krissy Smith
“Love above everything! Love God, Love People” – Spence & Krissy Smith