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Kendra Blevins Ford
They Said She Couldn’t So She Did
Kansas City, United States
An unexpected writer with introversion tendencies, I strive to find joy in the everyday, making my way in the world fulfilling His purpose. To me, writing is a calling of sorts. I feel an inner compelling to write a meaningful story that would impact and even bless those that read it. The compulsion to write strikes me unexpectedly and yet when it does, I must yield to it.
When not writing, I am a normal working mom and wife, busy with household duties and tasks. My “day job” is in academia, where I am privileged to work around intelligent people who help shape future nurses. My highly organized life allows me to fit in things that facilitate inner peace such as working in the garden, tending my flock of chickens, spending time with my beloved cats, and pursuing creative outlets.
Being introverted means that “normal” things that extroverts are good at are twice as hard for me. Being the great-grandaughter of a great lady, a wonderful female example who showed resilience and grit, propells me to move forward with courage. In fact, 2019's “word of the year” for me was courage. I haven't yet determined the word for 2020. I believe I will have clarity on that sometime around November. A few days ago I had a book signing event where I met a few people who were really excited to meet me and talk about my book. It's exhilarating and humblng, truly. My photo was taken by a journalist at this event, and lo and behold it made the front page of a county paper. I geeked out a little on social media, and my husband also gushed. Now, I want to hide and write about my feelings. You just cant get past introversion.