Over Mother’s Day weekend, my sister got married. 5-10-15. It was beautiful and so much fun.. I helped make a lot of DIY signage for decor. She hired a local photobooth, DJ, and the reception was held in a barn that was draped with sheer curtains and white string lights. My husband got the chairs and straw bales for more decor. The whole family pitched in for a banquet-style dinner for 130+ people so she didn’t have to have it catered. The family works together- we’re all pretty close.
During the ceremony, their pastor said something that resonated with me. He said, “When two people come together as one, their dreams aren’t supposed to disappear or be forgotten. Their ideas are supposed to grow and become larger than they even dreamed possible. In a wholesome marriage, your dreams will flourish.”
I stood there as a bridesmaid, watching two beautiful people about to be married and I was filled with such happiness.
I got married last summer in the mountains. We said ‘I do’ barefoot on the beach of a mountain lake. My husband and I have been together 4 1/2 years now. Watching each other grow as individuals has been incredible. We have had many new ideas and new dreams. The constant support I feel from him is even more incredible. He is my rock- unwavering. It make me feel like as long as I have him by my side, I can do anything I want to.
This past year has been very eventful for us- we got married, bought our first house, and took a 2-week honeymoon to Hawaii. In our very own home, I found that I felt very grounded- like I could finally think clearly. I felt ready for the next chapter.
Once the dust settled a bit, I found myself full of creativity. I don’t use any of it at work, so I was going stir crazy a bit. I began working for months on end with interesting DIY projects around the house. That is how I got the idea for my online Etsy shop. Then in the middle of building my etsy shop, I realized a new dream. Not just any dream though, it is what I want to do with the rest of my life! I knew I wanted to be my own boss eventually & my sister helped me realize I just had to tie in my passion- Juicing.
The Treasure Valley (the 4 main cities around Idaho’s capitol, Boise) has only one local Juice shop in 2015. It’s in Boise which is on one side of the Treasure Valley. That makes it hard for the other side of the valley who are 20-30 miles away who want some fresh juice! I know I’ll run a juice bar someday.
I fell in love with juicing in 2012 when Scott bought me a juicer for Christmas. For three years, I have always been the go-to person for juicing tips for anyone and everyone that knows me. I love helping people figure out how they can incorporate it into their lives. So much to my own surprise, the “realization” of this dream had me confused. Why hadn’t I ever thought of this in the last 3 years?!
It’s funny looking back on the past 5 years. How things change, how I’ve watched myself evolve and grow.
Xox Michaela aka Wiley Coyote