You have come to the place that holds many of the things that are important to me. You will find in the menu above, all about my latest health accountability group, a page that holds all my leather bags that I hand make, and one with all my mandalas and the meaning behind them. This whole webpage is holding my creations, but this particular page is a little sneak peek into my life.
I have been married for almost 19 years, I turn 40 years old this year, we have two boys, 16 and 11. Our life has been unique, adventurous, and so many memories curated along the way. I grew up in a Logging community in Oregon. I played sports, but mostly rode horses. Horses were my whole life. I went to collage in Central Wyoming and that is where I met my husband. We worked ranches all over Wyoming, but we also did a stent in Nevada. We currently live in North Dakota, we both work in the oil and gas industry now, but my journey there is brand new. I have been a business owner for over a decade, starting with an MLM company, evolving to a personal trainer, teaching fitness classes and meeting with one on one clients, as well as group sessions online. That evolved into holistic nutrition as well and I hold many certifications, and the one I hold the highest is Restorative Wellness Practitioner. I can run blood work, and give you holistic ways to help improve your health. Along this path I found my creative side and I started making leather purses and bags. I have made well over 600 bags, and that soon evolved into silversmithing and making jewelry.
My proudest creation is my two boys. They have made me a better person, taught me more than I ever thought I needed to know and opened my eyes to a bigger world. My oldest son LOVES anything to do with a shotgun, bird hunting or trap shooting, its his thing. Our youngest is an animal lover, he would make friends with a skunk if he had the opportunity, and he currently loves basketball. They both have been in 4H with animals since before they were even old enough. And both love shooting archery. I enjoy taking them to all of their activities and watching them grow up.
With that, also comes life's hiccups and hardships, I gained weight, and being a nutrition expert and personal trainer that was extremely hard to mentally handle. I found out I have an auto immune, and have been working on getting it in remission. I have at times felt lost in my businesses and the directions I wanted to head, I've gained friends, lost friends, and really dove into mindset and how to keep it in a more positive, driven place. Which has led me to many neat places and is a huge part of my accountability challenges, but also led me to mandala art and painting. I have so many interests, and this website is the place I host some of them.
I started my first business to make a little extra money, but what it really did was give me a little career I could do while I was raising kids. It pushed me to learn about business and to learn about who I truly am. We sacrificed another steady income (me), so that I could be home with the boys. I am so thankful for that time. Now that the boys are starting to grow, it felt like better timing for me to chase a career, I am a measurement tech and work for a local midstream company. I LOVE IT. Basically a check meters that read the flow of gas, I drive all over our county, am alone most of the time, and get to fix radios that communicate all the data. Its so fun actually.
As I age, I also realize life really feels like its just beginning. I still have so many interests and things I want to pursue and learn about. I really want to dive back into the Reined Cow horse world and maybe travel to a few shows each year.
If you have a job and kids, you know that it can be stressful. So I use my interests as a thing for ME. A way to destress, to let my mind create something, to unwind and relax. I hope you find some enjoyment from these things as well. Thank you for being here.