Sunday Storytelling: Meet Kim Romig

mom sunday storytellingName: Kim Romig

Describe New Wilmington in three words. Peaceful, Connected, Amazing

Who are the last three people you called/texted? What’s their significance in your life? I texted my very supportive husband and best friend, Ken. I texted my amazing daughter, Nicole. She is the positive energy that sweeps in the room…even through text messaging! It’s a good thing we have unlimited texting! I also called my mom, Barb, who is a loving, supportive, steady, encouraging presence in my life.

What was a lesson you learned this week? Amazingly enough, I’ve learned that reading the Storytelling stories has brought a warmth to my heart. My daughter, Nicole, has asked me many times to write for the Storytelling stories. I’ve resisted…out of “shyness”. But after reading many stories today, I realized that this is what brings a community together. We have all intentionally chosen New Wilmington as our community and that is what unites us a community. So, why not share some stories….we all have stories to tell!

What are you most looking forward to in the summer? I look forward to fresh produce, many bike rides (in the beautiful hills of New Wilmington and other trails in the Emlenton and Sandy Creek area), vacations that refresh and renew, hamburgers on the grill, the many events that Edcom and LIVE New Wilmington will be hosting :), and, in general, a less structured pace.

Where do you live:  I live on Village Lane with my husband, Ken, and 14-year old son, Nathan. Our daughter, Nicole, lives half a block away on Village Lane with her husband, Nathan. (Yes! Two Nathans in the family!) I grew up in Sharon/Hermitage and graduated from Sharon High School. I’m a 1983 graduate of Penn State-Shenango and a 2000 graduate of Westminster College, with a BA in Accounting. I worked at FNB in Hermitage for 11 years and the Bair Foundation in New Wilmington for 8 years.  I now keep busy with volunteer work at the church and school.

If you could could have any superpower, what would it be? As many have said, teleporting to a different time in history would be fun. Learning what it was like to live 2000 years ago, or 200 years ago. Also, jumping to the possibilities of the future! What in the world will be invented in the next 100 years!

If you could switch lives with one person for the day, who would it be? Why? That’s a hard question…maybe a combination of people who have been bold, adventurous, and risk takers. All things that don’t describe me, as a very calculated accountant!

What’s your favorite part of your home? I guess my favorite part of our home is actually in the back woods! There’s something very peaceful about going for a walk in the woods. It’s vastness gives perspective on the trivial problems of the day.

What’s your favorite day of the week? Why? As a stay-at-home mom and volunteer, each of my days look very different. I suppose my favorite day is one that involves family, friends and helping/working towards something that makes a difference, whether it’s at home, the church, the school, or the community.

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