If we were face to face, I’d love to ask you what your story is. What dreams you have, what brings you joy, what challenges are you facing?
And then I’d tell you a little about myself.
My name is K. That’s it just plain K no “aye” or even “ay,” just K short and simple. And I’m a storyteller at heart.
First and foremost I’m a follower of Jesus Christ, and I’m on a grand adventure with Him discovering my unique story.
I am a writer and a virtual assistant who lives with four fur kids that I adore. A Mastiff mix named Sadie, an Italian Greyhound/Golden Retriever mix named Miley, a goofy Black Lab named Zoe, and a Ragamuffin kitty named Bailey.
God uses them on a regular basis to teach me many lessons. I love sharing those stories with you from time to time.
It’s true I can be messy and downright silly at times, like changing the lyrics of songs, so they are about my furkids and then singing to them.
I also love reading, hiking, gardening, ice cream, and naps. Oh, and Mexican food. Don’t forget the Mexican food.
It seems the desire to write and the signs that I am a writer were always there. I just didn’t recognize them until much later in life.
I was reminded of that when I found some scraps of paper and old journals while cleaning out my basement. They contained the attempts of an elementary school and middle school girl to create stories.
Hidden in the basement just like my dream to write, they lay dormant for many years.
I started feeling the tug on my heart to write again in 2010. With a lot more life experience I toyed with the thought of starting a blog, but I kept listening to the voices in my head. You know the ones I mean. The ones saying, “Who do you think you are? What have you got to say that anyone would want to read? You’re too old to start writing?” On and on they droned.
But the urge, the desire, the need, the call to put words to paper refused to go away. And so in 2014, I started my first blog. I had no idea what I was doing, but somehow I managed to set up a WordPress site and write my first blog post. I sent it to a dozen friends and asked for their feedback. They very kind but the truth is it was awful.
Those voices started roaring in my head again, and so I told myself I just couldn’t do this “writing thing,” and I stopped.
But I couldn’t give up the dream. About that time I was asked to be a contributing writer for a daily devotional that my Church publishes. I gained a lot of experience and some confidence in the time I wrote for them.
I began working on my second blog at this time and started publishing on a somewhat inconsistent basis, and it never gained much traction. My inconsistency and the fact that I was writing copy content for another blog may have contributed to its lackluster performance.
About that time I made an off the cuff remark to God, half prayer half dream. I remember it like it was yesterday. I whispered to Him, “I wish I could retire so I could write more.” His response was immediate and startling. So strong it was almost audible, He replied, “So why don’t you?”
It caught me so off guard That I said out loud, “What!?” Just as strong as the first time, I felt Him say again, “So why don’t you?” The rest, as they say, is history.
On May 1, 2015, I left the 9:00 to 5:00 world and began working from home as a writer and virtual assistant. And I haven’t regretted it for one minute.
For me, writing is not only how I think and process things but a creative expression, and ministry.
What You’ll Find Here
I believe that God is the Ultimate Author and our stories are chapters in His story. I believe we are penned in His image, each of our stories is unique, and He wants us to do life with Him as we discover and embrace our story.
Each Thursday I publish a new story about lessons I’m learning along the journey of living my story. Sometimes contemplative, sometimes humorous. Stories of struggles and victories emotionally, relationally, financially, and physically.
I see this as a place where we sit together in my virtual living room enjoying a cup of tea or coffee and sharing our hearts, encouraging each other and celebrating what God is doing. That is why I hope you will join in the conversation by commenting on posts.
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