I often struggle with comparison. So many times over the last two years I’ve tried to start a blog (well, multiple), but fear has left these projects unfinished.
Why should I start a blog when there are so many other ones out there? Who wants to hear what I have to say? What about the internet trolls who bash me for being vulnerable?
Maybe you’ve been in a similar situation. Think too much of ourselves and we are arrogant. Think too little of ourselves and we are timid.
When I called the other women to ask them to be part of the blog, each of them said something like, “I’ve always wanted to blog but didn’t have a platform/readers/didn’t know how, etc.” It confirmed to me that I needed to get women together to share their stories.
Our vision is that this is more than a blog, but a community and place where women can connect with other women and know they’re not alone in their joy and struggles. For now, we’ll be posting blogs twice a week and engaging on Facebook and Instagram. We’re open to suggestions on what our readers what to hear and how they want to interact.
While each person who writes on this site has different personal values, goals, and life-experiences, at our core, we all have these values in common:
- Women should feel empowered and not brought down
- It’s a great thing to have an adventurous spirit
- Community can strengthen you
- We have freedom to constantly evolve, grow, and change
- “The Kitchen Table” is a great place for life to happen
- Every person has a purpose
- Honesty. Always
Where Does the Name Come From?
The name, We Shall Find the Stars comes from a prayer attributed to sea captain Sir Francis Drake in the 16th Century.
Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show Your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.
We believe when we venture out into the unknown it can be scary, but it’s also a place where you can find great reward and passion. Each “star differs from star in splendor.” Although there are billions out there, they are all unique and made to shine in their own way.
Does the world really need another blog?
Maybe. Maybe not. What I do know is that women are hard-wired for connection and I was struggling to find a diverse group of women who I could connect with. So we created this blog to share stories and thoughts. We encourage you to comment on posts and interact with each of us.
So that’s it for now. We’re excited to share our lives with you. Please check out the team page to see the amazing women who are part of this adventure.
This is beautiful and brilliant. I am excited to read the captivating words all you lovely ladies write here. Cheers and shine on! ✨
Dr Maxine Room CBE says
Been thinking….how could I contribute? Everyday I try to find a diamond I can polish, a treasure I can uncover a woman I can help. This week I heard ‘when is a spoon not a spoon’. I asked a number of people in my work place and friendship group and got a range of answers including when it’s a fork’ to perplexed looks. women from many cultures and religions are being forced into marriage. In the UK if a young girl or woman is being taken on ‘holiday’ and believes it could end in a forced marriage she can secrete a teaspoon in her underwear and be stopped at security…. they will then take her to a safe place. Pass it on.
Skeeter Mast says
I’m excited to see what God is doing in your lives and the lives you change.