Hey there, friend! I am very happy that you are here today, in my little corner in the cyberspace. How happy? VERY HAPPY! You don’t believe me? Here is the proof:
Well, let’s start with the presentations:
Who am I?
Let me answer this question with seven fun facts about myself:
- My name is Kenia (Kenya, just like the country). My dad gave me that name and it was until one day before my wedding that I knew why. At my rehearsal dinner, he explained that he decided to name me Kenia as a reminder that there are children in Africa who are hungry and how he wanted, in a way, to do something to change that, so he committed himself from the moment I was born to protect me. Besides Kenia, I also respond to other names: For my husband I am “Cieli-Tika” and for my family I am “Punkirunka”, which even comes with its own jingle.
- I am 100% Mexican. I was born and raised there and it was not until I started studying college that I moved to the United States, where I met my husband, who is Canadian.
- My parents are my example. It is not only that my parents have taught me most of what I know, but they have also been a great example to me of what a marriage that strives to keep its covenants and remain strong is, despite the complications of life.
- I have a handsome and incredibly WONDERFUL husband. Chris is my complement, literally. He fills my life with hope and love. He makes my life completely happy. We met at college at a Latin party and ended up exchanging flirty looks. We started dating and, as they say, the rest is history. In August of 2015 we got married in the LDS Temple in Portland, Oregon. We now live in Spokane, Washington where he studies law at Gonzaga University, while I finish my online career and write this blog.
- My animal spirit is a turtle. I always thought I was a male lion, especially since my hair seems to be part of the jungle royalty every time I wake up in the mornings; buuuuuuut the result of a quiz shows that my animal spirit is a turtle. The symbolism of the turtle is characterized by association with the symbols of the earth and patience. This means that I have the ability to be practical and realistic, even in times of difficulty and chaos; that I am good at taking my time and using it creatively and purposefully, and that I have determination, persistence, emotional strength, understanding, and ancient wisdom. I did not make this up, the quiz results said it, but I must say that I happily agree with this.
- I’m a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am a religious person. I not only attend meetings and activities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but I live and hope to be an example to others of the principles that the gospel has taught me. I’m not trying to impose my beliefs on anyone, I just felt it necessary to mention this because the gospel is my lifestyle.
- My professional career was a matter of fate. When I started college, I intended to study Special Education, then I switched my major to Math Education and, after realizing that most of my students would not enjoy my class, I ended up studying Marriage and Family Studies at the University of Brigham Young-Idaho. I never imagined working in this area, but I would not change it for anything. It is thanks to this unexpected change that I now have the tools and the knowledge to write this blog, which I love.
Now, lets talk about the blog…
What is Building a Loving Home?
Let me tell you what it is about and why I decided to start this blog. This blog focuses on strengthening family relationships through information and ideas on how to do it. My desire is to cover every aspect of family life: personal, emotional, physical, social, etc. This blog aims to help you build a loving home and relieve, at least a little, the great burden that comes with the responsibility of being a woman, wife, mother, professional, etc.; it is intended to help you magnify your divine potential.
Not only do I love my family, but I love the concept of family relationships and what it implies. This devotion has led me to pay attention to the statistics on divorce and marital dissatisfaction these days, which are alarming. It is for this same devotion that I have felt the strong desire to write this blog and share some of the things that I have studied and applied in my own life, to help, even a little, to families who want to build their loving home.
My human being does not allow me to be perfect or to be right all the time, and that is something for which I am grateful; because it is that imperfection that allows me to learn and change. I mention this for two things:
- I understand that most people find these types of blogs as sources of erroneous or incomplete information, so I feel the responsibility and I promise to stay true to you. I want you to feel free to know that the information you find here has been carefully studied and put into practice. Even with this promise, you may find errors, whether grammatical or in the content itself, so if you have any questions, suggestions or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me.
- Just because I have some knowledge regarding family relationships does not mean that my home and family are perfect, much less I am an authority to tell you what to do and how to manage your own home. However, I am an enthusiastic person who wants to share things I have learned. I want you to consider me as your equal and your friend, as someone with whom you can trust, laugh, cry and learn. And as your friend, I want to provide you information and advice that I am sure will help you. We are in this together!
Now that you know more about me and my blog (maybe more than desired), what’s next? Well, that depends on you. What do you want to focus on today? Marriage? Beauty tips in personal progress? Or perhaps, from reading so much, your appetite has awakened, and now you want to find a quick and simple recipe. Whatever your approach is, I invite you to read the introduction of each and every section:
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