Today we’d like to introduce you to Crystal Ksenjak.
Crystal, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’m Crys. I’m an angel mother of two and a rainbow mommy of one (for now). I love writing, music, and DIY crafts. I love my kitten (Sushi), my husband (Maks), and my life (for the most part). I’m blessed.
I used to live in Highland Park, Los Angeles and I still think it’s the best place ever. I’m currently making my way in Pasadena, home of the Rose Parade and orange trees!
I’m a part hipster, part Suzy homemaker, part diva, but all-around awesomeness.
I started my mom blog, Meet the Blussians, as a journey for others as I navigated through my high-risk pregnancy. From there, I document my life, rants, and ravings, and do product reviews.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Actually, it has been mostly smooth with a few bumps. Because there aren’t that many black mom bloggers, I am able to stand out. There is still a need to be recognized, however, and some people want the follow back for the numbers. They couldn’t care what you do. That’s an ongoing issue. A lot of the women bloggers want the numbers, but they don’t care about the interaction.
Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I’m known as blussianmommy, part of Meet the Blussians. So far, I love being a brand ambassador of my own (who can better hype you than you?). I did recently complete a yearlong ambassadorship (is that a word?) with Shea Moisture.
What sets me apart from others? Hmm… maybe that I’m a bit older than most mom bloggers so there’s the age thing. I also don’t sugarcoat a lot of what’s going on or how I feel. If I’m inappropriate, I am. If I’m right, I’m right. If I’m problematic, I own it. I don’t try to present one image of me when there’s so much more of me to that. I think too many people try to present themselves as just one thing when we’re all a little bit of everything.
Do you recommend any apps, books or podcasts that have been helpful to you?
I meditate a lot. It really helps being focused. I highly recommend the Stop, Breathe & Think app.
- Website: www.meettheblussians.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/blussianmommy
- YouTube: Meet the Blussians
- Twitter: @blussianmommy
- Other: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdeHh_be3pr164QnaVpme-w
Bogdan, in black sweatshirt, shot by Maksim Ksenjak @caliwinter, Bogdan, running on the train tracks, shot by Michael Castro, @kaotical24, Bogdan, sitting on top of a hill, shot by VJ, @lust4light, The color family photo, taken by Maksim Ksenjak, @caliwinter, Bogdan and me outside, taken by Maksim Ksenjak, @caliwinter