I was Born This Way

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Ok I must be feeling more comfortable if I am willing to share what I do in my car almost every day.

I sing into a hairbrush.  Yes… you read right.  I am a car singer.  And my kids know it and think it is funny now.  I know it will be a huge source of embarrassment in the future for them.  What they don’t know is how much louder I am when they aren’t in the car.

Today I was driving with Rhett (he is only 2 so he has to put up with it) and we were boogying.  He dances in his car seat and I sing.  We listen to everything.  But today Lady Gaga was on with Born This Way.  As we rocked out, I really was struck by some of the lyrics.  I don’t know if I have ever paid attention to them really.  Sure I have heard this song a lot since it came out.  But I was so intrigued I had to “google” the complete lyrics.

She covers a lot in the song.  But the phrase that really caught my attention was the chorus:

I’m beautiful in my way
Cause God makes no mistakes
I’m on the right track baby
I was born this way
Don’t hide yourself in regret
Just love yourself and you’re set
I’m on the right track baby
I was born this way

This is what this blog is all about.  Releasing what others think and being bold.  I know that we all have regrets and issues.  But what would the world around us look like if we were all more accepting of ourselves first and then others?

I went on to research Lady Gaga.  I really didn’t know much about her, but Wiki is always there to help. 🙂 It was pretty interesting to find out more about her 25 years of life so far. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga

You may or may not like Lady Gaga.  She seems to be an artist that polarizes people but having this type of message in pop culture is important.  Too many of us don’t realize how special we all are.  We settle into typecasting or what we think others want us to be.  Accepting me for me brings me peace.   I am a car singer… yes I know a few of you will tease me about this but that is ok…because you have a secret gift too.  I am just willing to be bold and share!

Here is a link to the complete lyrics of Born This Way:

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1656828/lady-gaga-releases-full-born-this-way-lyrics.jhtml

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About Kristin

I started this blog thing years ago in August 2011. I have made attempts to blog over the past three years of seminary, but it was like writing when drowning. But I have completed the bulk of my course work, so I know there is a God. I am currently in my capstone creation phase this fall. This allows me time to unravel a little and renew my passion for writing my ramblings. If you like what you read, share what it stirs in you or even share it with others. I write for you from me. A little about me... I have celebrated 16 years of wedded bliss and reality with my best friend for over 17 years. We have 3 wonderful kids that are all unique, amazing and different in their own way. Our first born is nearly a teenager. He loves talking, Scouts, reading, camping and science experiments. Our daughter is a decade old. She is our creative soul and a planner! She loves to spend time dancing, singing and nurturing/teaching her babydolls and us. She is very sweet to her brothers. Last but not least is our daring 6 year old red head boy. He broke the "Wooldridge Mold". He is the fastest runner, our busiest explorer, our deep philosopher and biggest joker, oh and he gives the best hugs. You know the long lingering kind that truly fuel your soul to sing. I have been a stay at home mom for nearly 13 years and I have found a groove that works for our family. (That grove doesn't mean I have it figured out. It just means I am good with asking for help and having my family help us survive.) Twelve years ago, I joined a local MOPS group and I have been the Coordinator for 1o years. This group has given me a chance to lead without working full time, support other women in my community and help refine my walk with God. I also attend Central Baptist Theological Seminary. I am pursuing a Masters of Divinity and loving every minute of it. I am currently working on my capstone project, which a ministry guide for the MOPS group I have lead for a decade. It will serve as a touchpoint for those in leadership and also as a sweet offering as my goodbye to meaningful work that touched every part of my life and taught me that I am called to pastor. My life isn't perfect as the paragraph above makes it seem. But I have traveled through those harder times and found strength and support through them. Hoping to use this blog as a spot to write my thoughts, feelings and stories as I keep on living life! God Bless you and keep you. We each need to remember the Divine is within each of us. Be kind to yourself and to others.

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