the girl

So, you’ve made it to this new installment of Kerri on the Prairies.  I’m kind of all over the web.  Welcome!

I’m currently nineteen years old and a second year university student living on the Canadian Prairies.  We’re pretty darn fine up here if I do say so myself.  I’m currently kinesiology and applied health and aspiring to enter the field of pediatric occupational therapy, asthma education and/or adapted physical activity.  I love people, specifically kids, and I love helping people to reach their full potential.

Speaking of full potential, I’m kind of into social justice.  While the mechanics of international development lost me, compassion goes a long way.  I have hope for the people of the developing world; hope that they may have hope.  I have been involved with WorldVision in the past, and there is so much that needs to be attended to in the developing world.  But, if we have hope and faith, we can restore hope and faith to those who are facing what we can only imagine.

I have asthma.  While it has had much more of an impact on my life than I thought it would when I was diagnosed in 2008, some good has come out of the bad.  I’ve met a lot of cool people and made a lot of friends because of my asthma.  Some days my asthma has a lot of impact on what I do and the choices I make, whereas others I can do what I like without thinking much about it aside from taking my daily medications and throwing my rescue inhaler in my pocket.  However, though it may cause me to modify what I do, I try not to let it limit me in any way.

Jesus.  Jesus has had such a huge impact on my life.  From a depressed, angsty, self-declared atheist at thirteen years old, to a positive, grateful fourteen-year-old in a span of less than six months?  Only something God can do.  My faith is ultimately the reason I am alive, and I will forever be grateful to my Saviour for restoring my hope and reigniting my life at a time when I had thought that nothing was worth fighting for.  I have never been so wrong in my life, and I am so thankful for the second chance I have been given.

I love hearing people’s stories, and I wanna hear your story.  Leave me a comment if something I write speaks to you.  Drop me an e-mail if you wanna talk about stuff, if you’re just beginning exploring who Jesus is or where you fit into this big world, I wanna hear your story.  I don’t care if I don’t know you or not — strangers are friends who haven’t yet met.

Wanna know more?  Read on . . . or just ask!

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