Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone
Posted on August 3, 2011
Welcome to the new JennyKlement.com! In addition to the new look of the website, I have officially joined the world of the bloggers and the YouTubers – a realm I honestly never thought I would enter. I have trouble keeping up with email, let alone Facebook and other social networking sites. So yes, I am definitely stepping out of my comfort zone.
And how did I get here? Well, it took a little kick in the pants – okay, three years of kicks in the pants! There is someone in my life God has used on more than just this occasion to push me out of my comfort zone. That would be my husband Kurt. Over the last ten years I have released two CDs, neither of which would have ever, and I mean EVER happened without Kurt’s inspiration, vision and downright management. To describe him as my greatest fan is simply an understatement… Kurt is passionately familiar with what I speak, write, and sing about, not to mention, grapple with day in and day out as a Catholic woman, wife and mother.
“Why don’t you put one of your new songs up on YouTube, Jenny?” Kurt would gently prod. “Are you crazy?” was my continual response. I don’t know who’s the crazy one – him or me. But after years of his gentle yet persistent prodding, here I finally am.
Every time I speak to women, I’m always struck by what I see in the faces before me – because I’m all too familiar with it myself – the deep longing to find meaning in our lives. Whether we’re single or married, raising two kids or twelve; every woman longs to find the truth and the beauty in her vocation. And finding it isn’t enough – we want to live it.
When I sit down and write a song, or even scribble out a few lines, it’s usually born out of that longing within myself to become more of who I’m called to be, even though I daily fall so short of it. The design of this new website is to allow me to share some of those songs and the thoughts of my heart with you. So here’s my first step out!
If you enjoy this new song, check back soon for more…