Hi! I’m Kaitlyn [Hiltz] Parker. Newlywed, sister, friend, writer, business owner, and Daughter of the King.
This blog has been so many places over the years and has certainly evolved over time. Honestly? I love that about it. I could look back and cringe with thoughts of those days (and sometimes I do). I could look too far forward and get overwhelmed (often guilty of that, too). And of course, I could compare my journey to everyone else’s who chooses to share aspects of their life on the hallows of the internet (or not).
But you know what? I believe in the power of using your words. As Flannery O’Connor said it best: “I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.”
Writing has helped put me on a steady road of learning that you can’t look around at everyone else’s journey and think you’re in the wrong place. You’re not. You’re in the right place, right on time.
Whatever you do, it’s about cultivation, stewardship, and an outpouring of grace when you could have sworn the grace-tank went on ‘E’ miles and miles ago.
It’s this organic, ever-changing, often unpredictable aspect of growth that attracts and motivates me to keep going and putting out my best work – “my best” looking slightly different every day, naturally.
It’s my bold declaration to drop the baggage of perfectionism, ‘too much’, and ‘not enough’, in exchange for worthy, loved, and made completely whole.
Discovering whole is a lifelong journey – Jesus as our one true guide.
So here, you’ll find blog posts sharing various:
- life + style content
- a few snapshots from the #parkernest (our little home!)
- a lot of real talk (I read way too much Brene Brown to not get vulnerable on you!)
- words for my own heart (devoutly growing in my faith) &…
- my general obsession for all things that contribute to mind-body wellness
Yikes, can you tell I love parentheses? Read: I’m also a copywriter and brand strategist over at kvh. creative – my communications company that suuuriously makes my word-nerd heart oh-so-happy.
At the risk of sounding cliché, life has its twists and turns. Namely, some of my own have been waves of depression, anxiety, and a bout with disordered eating. But I’m here because that is not my story.
My story will be one of joy, contentment (not complacency), and peace in my spirit.
And I believe, ^that’s your story for the taking, too.
In my Dad’s words: “Life is simple; we complicate it.”
Stop looking at how far ahead (you think) everyone else is. Simply look at how far you’ve come, and how much further God wants to take you. Stay in your lane. You’re in the right place. Right on time.
Join me on the ride?
tags: #wordsformyownheart // #theparkernest // #kvhcreative
30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. [Mark 12:30]
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