Happy 2017, sweet friends. I hope all of you had wonderful holidays and are back to bringing peace and love to your everyday routines.
I have been meaning to do this for a while now, but I want to introduce you to our friend, Krista. Krista has been helping bead many of the mala bracelets that you find at trunk shows and studios. Although she is away at college, we work together on style ideas and I send her all of the same high-quality stones and crystals that you expect from Little Bird Soul. Krista has IT; she has the soul, the love, and the positive energy that has always been an important component in this business. I am so appreciative of her and all of her work; it allows me to spend my time on custom orders, full and wrapped malas, and jewelry. Having Krista also helps give me the balance I need in life with business, yoga, family, friends, and travel.
So I put together a fun little questionnaire…
Who are you and what do you do? -I am a 21 year old college student, currently attending Grand Valley State University studying Natural Resource Management. I am also a farmer, plant and herb nerd, environmentalist, christian, animal lover, vegan, and total goofball!
What work do you most enjoy doing? -I love being hands on! So as a farmer, I 100% love to get my hands dirty by cultivating and creating new things.
What jobs have you done other than being an artist? -I’ve been a nanny, a waitress, after school program coordinator, a file clerk, all in one food service team member for a gourmet sandwich and pizza shop, along with working at a juice and smoothie bar, and at a natural body and house care/apothecary shop known as Dirty Girl Farm!
What food, drink, song inspires you? -Food: I really love toast! More specifically toast with sunflower seed butter currently! Drink: coffee with cinnamon and medicinal adaptogenic herbs. The plant and herb nerd in me comes out at all times, even when drinking coffee. Song: U2’s City of Blinding Lights. Hands down, forever and always!
What do you like about your work? -The creative outlet it gives me. I love being able to sit and create something new, beautiful, unique, and totally one of a kind. To know that the pieces are able to bless someone is so so cool!
What superpower would you have and why? -To be able to touch a book and instantly know all of it’s contents. I love to learn so if I could be a super book information soaker that would be awesome!
Name something you love and why. -Nature. It’s where I feel the most grounded, at peace, beautiful, and closer in my faith. It’s incredibly meditative for me to just step outside and be immersed on a farm or even in the woods. It acts like a reset button for me.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? -To stop putting coins into my own butt kicking machine! I think sometimes we are our own worst enemies and worst critics. I was probably 10 when I was given that piece of advice. It was from my childhood best friends grandma and I still remember it and remind myself of that to this day! She was and is one special lady to me 🙂
What wouldn’t you do without? -Music. It’s able to translate things that some words just can’t. Whether it be a feeling or words itself that you just couldn’t find before, it bridges the gap.
Why do you like working for Little Bird Soul? -As a current college student who commutes, it is 100% a blessing that I am able to work from home. Not only does it help with my school schedule, but it allows me to design and ground myself by giving me a creative outlet! I love that I am a part of spreading love and peace in such a beautiful and simple way by creating such intentional pieces for people. It is such an amazing opportunity and privilege to be a part of that!