I don't like bios. I feel like we are all so much more than we can say in a few words, and paragraphs. We've lived through years of joys and hurts that have shaped us, and we can't possibility describe that all in such a small space. It's my greatest hope that you will get to know me simply through reading through where I am now and where I want to be, and maybe get a taste of where I've been, too.
But here are some quick details anyways.
For the longest time, I wanted to be a high school math teacher. After a semester of school and 4.5 years still looming ahead, I decided the path might not be for me and wanted to try making a business of the art I'd been dabbling in: handlettering and calligraphy. This pursuit and dream for the last 3 years has changed me in big ways, revealing to me how capable and strong I can be. You can check out my work on my website or instagram. I guess I thought I had a passion for teaching but I think I just had a passion for learning. And now learning feels like my full time job - because everything about running a business is new territory and I love the action of it all.
I process through writing. Although writing hasn't always been a priority in my life, I know that I need it to understand my thoughts and feelings. It leads me to revelations about myself and the world around me as I sit and think about what I want to say. That tidbit above about being more passionate about learning than teaching? Yeah, that JUST came to me. Whoa. And so, whether or not anyone takes interest in this blog doesn't matter to me. It's not for you, it's for me to set an intentional practice of processing through writing.
I'm learning that I'm never done evolving, never done learning, never done exploring. I'm learning that it's okay if I get things wrong and it's okay to not know all the answers. I feel like I'm in the middle of a big season (maybe a lifelong season) of evolution, examining myself and my faith and my understanding of the world, and I'm excited to share as I walk along it.
Some current obsessions: The Enneagram, figuring out how to add passive income to my business, daily journaling, reading of any kind, travelling.
Disclaimer: I am forever more long-winded than Mitch. Can you tell?
Learning has always been a large part of my life. I love to experience new things and understand how they work. My appreciation towards reading has grown, I enjoy to learn through books and articles about anything from nutrition to physics to philosophy.
I am not a fan of small talk, I would much rather get down to what really matters to someone. I love coffee, some would call me a snob but I try not to be pretentious about it. I really enjoy music of all types, whether I am listening or playing I like being caught up in the rhythm and flow of a song.
I appreciate quality and I am all about the little details of things that are around me. I naturally lean towards being a perfectionist in whatever I'm involved in, something I have been trying to find a healthy balance with. My life is a pendulum, swinging between my personal extremes while trying to find truth and balance.
We are a pair of high school sweethearts from the middle of the Canadian prairies, living in Winnipeg, MB. At the tender ages of 18 and 20, we decided to commit ourselves to one another through marriage and we've had no regrets since. Although there are pros and cons to getting married so young, it's been such fun and unique experience for us to figure this all out together. Grow, together.
We are pursuing lives of intention: pushing ourselves towards wholeness mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. We definitely don't claim to ever do this flawlessly, in fact we hope to communicate the many ways we struggle and fail through it. We try to learn with an open heart and mind, thoughtfully questioning what culture and society around us tell us is normal. We dream for adventure, whether that looks like travel, grabbing hold of the everyday moments and being intentional with them, or exploring new thoughts and ideas.
This blog is a window into our lives as we learn. We want to communicate about whatever we are learning or going through with openness and vulnerability, tearing down this wall that says we can only share after. We want to share in the middle of it all.