Welcome! I’m Kari and thanks for checking out this big, scary thing I’ve taken on….aka this blog. A good friend of mine has told me for awhile that writing is healing and growing so instead of dragging my feet any longer I decided that I’m okay with things being imperfect and I’m just gonna start. So here we go!
Who Am I? My name is Kari Jorgensen and I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and lived in South Florida and Oklahoma City before making Dallas, TX home. From 9-5 I spend my time in the world of healthcare helping people live healthier lives, but the passion that’s grown in me lately is using my story and what God’s taught me to love on and empower others to be their best. This blog is about my life, and I didn’t want my lack of creativity to procrastinate me anymore, so it’s simply called: karijorgensen.life.
You’ll usually find me in yoga pants rather than dress pants and I’d rather go to a spin class over having a Netflix binge. (I’m pretty ADD.) My favorite things include the beach, lake, pool, concerts, baseball games, friends, my dog, tacos, and adventures. Contrary to people’s impressions of me today, I wasn’t a cheerleader in high school or one of the popular girls. I was a tennis player with braces and my favorite outfit was Umbros and a T-Shirt. I’ve come a long way since then, but still have to remind myself to put on lipstick and earrings when going out. 🙂
My Intention Is: God’s taught me a lot about what it means to wait on him through a series of disappointments and u-turns in my life and I’m here to share those lessons and what I keep learning as you navigate your own journey. My life is nothing that I ever expected it to be, but I truly love it each day. While I was raised in church, I went through seasons when I wanted nothing to do with God or “Christians” because I felt misunderstood, was hurt, and just couldn’t reconcile it all. I get what it feels like to be mad at God, to not believe he truly cares about your life, and to call BS on it all.
Since then and through that is when God became real to me. I now know what it’s like to have the peace that surpasses all understanding, feel my anxiety melt, and hear God speak and lead me. If you think I’m crazy for saying I hear God talk to me, that’s totally valid…a few years ago I would have thought I was crazy too. Your experiences may be different than mine and I’m not here to try and change you or to argue with you. I completely accept you where you are because I’ve been a lot of places on my journey, too, and I think we’re all just trying to figure it out.
My Hope For You Is This: If there is even one person out there who has felt defeated, in a season of waiting, or disappointed by life who my story can help, this will have been worth it. I’m not here to tell any of you what to do, but to share what I’ve learned when my life followed a very different course than I ever imagined. It’s a little bit about how to find the joy through the tears, peace instead of anxiety, and how to laugh, smile and truly love every bit of your life.
So jump in and subscribe! I’ll also throw in some fun things that bring me life like my fav new music, recipes, fashion finds, beauty tips, puppy pics and DIYs. But to sum it up, I’m doing this because I knew God said to and I’ve learned that when you listen to what God puts on your heart he will use it and bless it!