Leisurely Sunday – May 17 – Guest Blog Featuring Kristy Omelianuk
Happy Sunday to all! I must say I’m looking forward to regaining the use of my thumb and right hand, without pain. This left-handed typing is so slow and awkward. But for today we will continue with this temporary new format until I can get back to “normal.”
I am in a small “mastermind” blog group on Facebook and we have been promoting one another’s blogs with a Q & A type format, meaning I can primarily copy/paste content. So I have a few scheduled guest blogs; today’s post features Kristy Omelianuk and her blog, Onto Motherhood.
Q. Why did you start your blog?
A. In 2011, I started my blog Onto Motherhood because my husband and I were trying to get pregnant and I had so many questions and feelings that were coming up for me. A lot of these topics were ‘private’ and not discussed out in the open, so I started my blog anonymously. I assumed other women had gone through similar things and we could all help and support each other. I was right and I found an awesome community of women on Twitter. Somewhere along the way, the cat got out of the bag, my anonymity on my blog was accidentally and innocently blown, and I just ran with it.
Q. When did you first find out that you’d be a parent? How did you feel?
A. I found out that I was going to be a parent when I got a positive pregnancy test on 12/13/11, the day before my husband’s birthday. I was super excited, because we had been trying to start a family, but I was also super scared! Not having much parenting growing up, I didn’t think I would be able to do it myself. But sometimes the lack of lessons is the best lesson of all.
Q. What are your dreams for your children?
A. I was working with a life coach who actually had me do this. You can find my Letter For My Daughter here. If you are a parent and you have never done this before I encourage you to go do it. Right now!
Q. Can you tell me about your religious/spiritual beliefs?
A. I grew up Catholic, but consider myself to be more spiritual than religious. I believe that there is a God/Spirit of the Universe/Love/Higher Power and that I am not it. Which is good, because for a while I thought I was God and it got me into a lot of trouble! I have a God-shaped hole inside of me and my goal is to use service, meditation and prayer to fill it with God instead of alcohol or shopping or chocolate. When I turn to those things, it might fill the hole for a short time, but always makes it worse in the long run. Today I believe that God is good, forgiving, all love and has gifted me with a lot of grace.
Q. What are you proudest of?
A. I am extremely proud that I put myself through college. At one point it looked like I wasn’t going to make it and I took a year off between high school and college. In that time, I applied to a bunch of schools, got in, stayed in and tuned in. I had a part-time job during my college career, but I was able to manage my time between work, school and homework. I even graduated with high honors.
Thanks, Kristy! 🙂
Readers, you can connect with Kristy at her various social media sites:
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Remember that you can still read Psalms and Proverbs to accompany each day on my page, Daily Scripture Readings. AND you have an opportunity to put compassion into action–whether through praying, sharing the linked causes, and/or donating.