Photo Credit: Hailey Whitman
There is a difference between twisting your dreams and trusting your dreams.
Twisting your dreams and trying to make it go one way or another, to make it fit in this box of comfort and ease. To have 1 + 1 always equal 2 and to know that the lovely number of X will be in your bank account on the 25th of every month. (Cue the palm trees and sunny beach).
Trusting your dreams looks a little different. Trusting in your discomfort and flying by the seat of your pants. Looking at the problem and not quite understanding how 1 + 1 equals 7, because it just doesn’t make sense.
Trusting your dreams feels a lot like setting out on your kayak without knowing where your paddle is. It might be on the boat. Or under the boat. Or on your friends boat next to you. Or maybe it’s at home in the garage…
We love our kayaks. Life in the kayak with a the paddle in hand is good. It’s really good. Want to make the boat go right? Dig your left side in. Want to stop moving for a moment? Paddle to the shore 20 feet ahead. Take a load off, stay awhile.
Life in a kayak without quite knowing where your paddle is can be scary at times. But it can also be really fun. It’s in the moments of getting creative with how to keep moving forward. It’s in the moments of asking your friends next to you if they see it. It’s in the moments when your boat turned backwards, yet somehow you’re still moving forward.
We have never been in this kayak. But we are trusting we are going to love the journey. Learning from our mistakes, finding our paddle, losing our paddle, finding our paddle again. Sometimes we might land on shore. Other times we will have to ask a friend if they see our paddle. Or if we can borrow theirs. That’s the trusting of it. The adventure of it.
We are so excited to announce that we are officially co-owners of Mighty Missouri Coffee Company’s store front. We couldn’t ask for a better business partner than Brian Jackson. Brian is the kind of guy who you can send and out-of-no-where email to filled with your dreams and visions and his first answer will be, “How can I help?” We know. We did it.
Mighty Missouri Coffee Company is more than just coffee and good food. We love the stage that the coffee world sets. It allows us to pursue our biggest passion: people. When you pursue people, when you experience life together, when you have that life changing conversation that involves two cups of coffee in between you…the coffee is a big plus. But it’s the person across the table from you, that’s what this life is all about.
How sweet it is to see our dreams becoming a reality. It is such an honor to be on this journey with you. You are not just our customers, we deeply want you to know that you’re our friends. We wouldn’t be here without you.
JamieLee + DJ Kramer