It is so funny to me how life works. Lately, life has shown me that it is short, unpredictable, sometimes challenging, but mostly exciting and full of possibility. Every day we are faced with new opportunities, and unknown interactions with those walking along side us.
Just the other day, my husband and I were having dinner in Warner Robbins, Georgia and talking about just this. As we sat at the bar having our dinner 4 hours from home, we couldn't help but watch the people around us and wonder how we ended up here at the exact same time. Each person we looked (stared!?) at had their own day. Maybe they went to work, or received some wonderful news. Maybe they were in the midst of tragedy or at a crossroads in their life. But somehow, somehow, despite the different paths that brought us there, we were all there at the same time, having dinner at a restaurant in a small town in the middle of Georgia.
Now, I'm not saying that every encounter is life changing, but I do believe every interaction is meant to be in our lives. Years ago, in what feels like another lifetime, I met Alisha Wielfaert, the amazing business woman behind Greensboro Downtown Yoga and her budding business, Yoke and Abundance. At the time, I lived in Greensboro, NC and had just taken my first big girl job. Alisha and I both shared a love of yoga, and had much to talk about when I first arrived in Greensboro. In the three years I lived there, I saw this girl not only rock her full time job in the financial industry, but start her own business in her "spare time."
This girl is a force. At the time, I'm embarrassed to admit, I thought she was off her rocker. HOW on earth do you start a business in your spare time, when your day is so busy at your 8-5 job?! Fast forward 5 years, and I totally and completely 100% get it.
Passion has a way of motivating and moving us to endeavor on the impossible, and make it happen. Alisha did just that. I watched her work harder than anyone I have ever met, and I admire her more than ever after starting my own business with a full time job to handle as well. It is no easy feat, and not a path for the faint of heart. There are sleepless nights, long work days, and moments where grace and ease are so foreign they are completely unrecognizable. But at the end of the day, our passions fulfill us. They excite as so much that we feel ready to conquer whatever might come our way.
I am grateful our paths crossed at that time in my life, and even more grateful that they have crossed again. Recently, Alisha and I started working on branding her new business and building her new website. I absolutely love the aesthetic of this mood board, and am completely in love with the color scheme. I can't wait to see this project come to life!