Welcome to My Tribe!

Hi Everyone!

This is my first foray into the Blogging World! Welcome to My Tribe!!!  I’m so happy I FINALLY figured out this whole blog setup process AKA the countless nights of crying into a pillow (in frustration) process. Like I said, it has been quite the process. But here I am, writing out MY FIRST BLOG POST!! I can’t explain the pure joy I’m feeling right now.  I wish there was a bottle of champagne in the fridge… but it’s past midnight and all I have is my twice microwaved coffee to rejoice with. Thus is the life of the boring mom on a lame Friday Night!

Like I so cleverly alluded to above, I am a Mom. A pretty cool one at that! It’s the best job in the world. I have two beautiful children (a Boy & a Girl) and we all reside smack dab in the middle of America. In this little state called Kansas. Which means we are BIG fans of the Kansas Jayhawks. I’m talking huge fans. I guess that makes me a Midwestern Mom. It doesn’t have quite the ring a Southern Mama has but I think it’s just as effective. Being a mom to my two little cuties means I have taken on the herculean task of being the CRAZY Cool Soccer Mom, PTO Mom, overly involved Mom… You name it. My kids are My World. I went from being Super Stay At Home Mom to Full-Time Student Mom. It was a very difficult transition and trust me, it hasn’t been without its epic fails. But I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Speaking of my Full-Time Student Status; I am currently finishing up my Bachelor of Science Degree at a Tribal University. I LOVE Environmental Science. I want to scream it from the roof tops how much I love my chosen career. It’s a dream come true. If you would have told me 3 years ago that I would be at the top of my class in a Science Field, I would’ve told you how absolutely out of your mind you were. It’s still a shock that I’m thriving and totally up to the challenge as a Minority Woman in Science. That I could connect my Tribal Heritage to an amazing Science Field is such a gift. I can’t even explain it adequately, the happiness that I feel.

Attending a Tribal University is another gift I’ve been given. That I didn’t know they existed yet alone one was located down the road from me is still awe inspiring. Over 100+ Tribes are represented at my University. Being less than 1% of the population, Minority-wise, means that being surrounded by hundreds of people, of your own background, in such large quantities is mathematically improbable in this large country.

I love this dramatic turn in my life. It has changed who I am fundamentally. This Book, DIY, Science, Writing, and Mom Nerd is finally on a Journey that I could have never imagined. And I’m so excited to share all my goals, dreams, and shenanigans with my New Blogging Tribe. I can’t wait to get started!

 

Stay Tuned…

 

Love,

N.K.

 

About N.K.

N.K. is a Mom, Blogger, and Native American Environmental Scientist living in the State of Kansas. When she’s not in the field collecting samples, she’s ushering her children around the Soccer Field, or has her nose buried in a book. Her passion for the Environment and being a Mom are her greatest attributes.

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