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!
Michelle Mielke says
Kerry – I love hearing how you had initial thoughts of “owning” something for yourself, then God nudged you further and you said, “Yes!” Thanks for your example of obedience and stepping out in faith!
Thank you Michelle! I am willing to go on whatever ride He asks me to! 🙂
Renee Schultz says
Love the dynamics of this blog, Ker!! You may have found your niche.🥰 Looking forward to more recipes and so enjoying the Beauty Counter products! May you bring glory to God with every aspect of this endeavor! ❤️
Oh thank you Renee! It means so much to me to have people appreciate the work I am doing on this blog and with Beautycounter. You are a great friend!
Julie Runnells (Pausch) says
Such a neat journey you are on! I can’t wait to read more. Some time I will have to tell you about a book I am reading. It’s truly changed the way I think about life. Best wishes Kerry!
Julie- So nice to hear from you!! I would love to know the name of the book you are reading. Please email the name to me to:email@example.com or just comment below with the name. Thanks for checking out my blog!
So excited for you Kerry! I can’t wait to follow along and learn from you! <3
Thank you Anne! You are very kind. XO!
Aw, Kerry – I LOVE it! Can’t wait to read more and have YOU fill our hearts.
Beth- You are the best! Thank you!
Kim Reitman says
Love this Kerry! I’m so happy that you found something for “you” and I look forward to following along!!
Thank you so much Kim! I am very excited about it.
Debbie Schmitt says
Well done! So happy for you that you were able to make this happen. Look forward to following along.
Sean O'Dwanny says
Wow, so very cool! This is amazing! So very proud of you. You have already touched so many lives and now you have the opportunity to touch so many more.
Awe! Thanks, Seany!
Jenny Schweinert says
Great work, Kerry! Looking forward to following your journey!! xoxo
Couldn’t be more proud!!
Thanks babe. You have been my biggest cheerleader through all of this!
The fact that you are so genuine is one of the things that I love most about you! Looking forward to this journey of yours.
So kind of you to say Libby! Thank you.