Why a blog?
How did I get here? Hmmm…
Throughout the last year, I have been wondering what do I have in my life that is just for me? At first, this may seem selfish, but as a wife and stay-at-home mother of three, my life tends to be about others. I started to ask myself: “Is there more to me than supporting everyone else’s goals and needs? What about Kerry? What are my dreams and talents?”.
I began to pray about this and ask God what direction I should take in my life. Should I go back to work? Should I find a volunteer job? Should I leave life as is?
For a few months, I kept feeling God nudging me towards writing a blog. I truly kept resisting and saying “No”. I don’t know anything about blogging, I am not especially good at technology, and I am not a trained writer. I thought: “What would I write about? What would I name the blog?, Who would want to read it?, Do I want to make myself vulnerable to others’ thoughts and opinions?”. Honestly, it all scared me.
Finally, the day came where I really poured my heart out to God, asking Him again to please show me what direction to head. I promised Him I would follow His lead…whatever it may be. Within a few hours of that prayer, I was exercising at home, (not even thinking about my earlier prayer) and I heard the name “Heart Stirs” in my head. It was decisive, loud and unmistakable. Immediately, I recognized that not only was God talking to me, but He was giving me the name for the blog that He wanted me to pursue. It still gives me goosebumps when I think about it.
Immediately, I accepted His call and began to feel excited about the name and also the possibilities of topics I could write about. God truly released all my fears about writing a blog at that very moment, and I am so grateful He did.
So here I am. All 100% of imperfect me. I am going to do my very best to share with you anything that is stirring my heart at the moment, in hopes that it may bring value to you. Some of it will be light-hearted and other times it will go deeper. Either way, it will be a journey. Thank you for coming along for the ride!