I must admit that I was a young lady that spent her young adult life walking around in circles. What am I going to do? Who am I going to be? Should I go to college? I had no clue about life or what was out there. I ended up getting a corporate job and working my way up for many years. Considering I had no college education, I felt like I was doing well for myself. I finally got to the point where I stopped asking Mom for money. I had never realized that being on your own came with such a big price tag. I worked my way up to Marketing Director and then Realtor.
My life as I had known it, came to a screeching halt. From cute little city girl, to marriage, a child, and 13 acres. It was my Posh to Oh My Gosh moment. My fields became an incredible journey, personally and spiritually. As my dreams and visions became a reality, people soon began to feel the love and positive energy that was poured into this place. (Although I sure hope they didn't have to see too much of the sweat). I hear comments from customers like..”This place just feels like home”, “I can feel the love that was put into this place”, “I feel so inspired by all of this”, & “Do I really have to leave?”...And the list goes on. These words go straight to my heart. It gives me hope to keep me going on and to create more.
Is it all sunshine and fresh blooms? Nope! Sometimes it's tears and frustration and I wonder, "where do you go from here?" It is these times that I tell plead "please tell me that this will go well" to my husband. His words of encouragement and peace is what turns my tears into hope.
I always want to remember that God has blessed me with this family and farm. I was given a blank slate and it is up to me to create something from the heart. My husband Mike and I created and nurtured this vision, with every desire to pass it on to you. Seeing your enjoyment and the love that you share, is what keeps us motivated.
We spend many nights together, dreaming and planning the next great idea and wondering if and how we can achieve it. We look at each task as an adventure and we just can wait for the next one.
Many people go into life not knowing what to do with the blank slate that they were handed. When I was 20 years old, I couldn't see what to do with my slate. I just followed what Society said was right. I followed the rules and worked for the corporate man. It was educational and sometimes fun. But today my vision is so clear and beautiful. Things come to me and then they become reality just so the world may take a memory, vision, friendship, love, hope, inspiration, creativity, or just to see something really cool.
What do I do for a living? I LIVE! Never stop looking at that blank slate. Even if the slate is full of social stuff, bills, relationships, or garbage, you can clear all of that away and start with the beauty that has been given to you. It is within you. Go look at the clouds or drive to my farm to look at the stars. I pray you will find just what you are looking for.
My Name is Gwen
I am a woman of contradictions and a believer that you can do anything in this world as long as you dare to be inspired.