Hello, my name is Lael! Here you can find a bit of my autobiography. Usually, people don’t write those until they are really old, but the custom with blogs is different (I guess).
A Short History
Anyway, to start at the beginning. I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, sixteen years ago. My first name, Lael, means “Belonging to God.” My last name, Kirsch, is the same name as a German cherry vodka drink. Perhaps my ancestors made that beverage. The funny thing is that I like fermenting stuff (I haven’t made alcohol yet, though!).
I have an older brother, Johnathan, a younger brother, Samuel, who was born into heaven, and two younger sisters, Elliana and Molly. All of us kids have been homeschooled. Our style of homeschooling includes a mismatch of curriculums, activities, serving at church together, and different co-ops over time.
Where I am right now
Six years ago, we packed up and moved to Alaska. Our dad had been called to airplane ministry. We have lived here ever since. Nevertheless, frequent, prolonged traveling has been a theme in my life, so I have seen much of the United States, a little bit of Europe, and Canada.
Currently, I am dual-enrolled at Liberty University to get my associate’s degree in Biblical Studies. I am halfway there!
While traveling, I saw a road sign that equated one’s passion with their career. However, that doesn’t seem to work for me. If anything defines my interests, it is variety. I am interested in everything! All good things are worth learning about. From music, science, decorating, farming, teaching, and writing, there are no bounds. The theme throughout it all is summarized in one word: action. I don’t just like science because it is interesting (though it is); I want to use it.
Because of the vast spread of hobbies, I don’t see myself in a traditional career. I know God is leading me to be a mother and homemaker, but I must wait on him for a partner. In the meantime, I want to be a farmer.
When I was younger, I wanted to be a veterinarian. However, I went on a field trip to a veterinarian’s office, and when they said how many years of training it took and the lack of a job market for vets, I decided to look elsewhere. Still, I have always enjoyed reading books about animal care. I realized that I want to care of animals over the course of their lives, not just when they are sick. I want them to have a purpose, not just be pets.
Later, I read the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and found my love for nutrition. The combination of these things has led me to consider animal farming. (Plus other stuff that I may write about soon.) That may be the step I take after graduating next year.
In conclusion, I could go on forever, but that should be enough for you to get a general idea of my life.
The End (until God writes the next part…)