Sometimes you have to slow down & enjoy life. After a pop up, we took in the views and enjoyed a hike. We love to hike & I seriously feel like I am slacking this year. I have goals each year to explore new trails & we are over half way through the year and my “done list” is not very long.
We began our entrepreneur journey just over 6 years ago & then we launched another business this year.
It has been crazy good & just plain crazy some days 🤪
My husband & I decided we wanted to be in control of our future and make important decisions that would lead us down a path we wanted. I’ve worked at a few places that I can say I truly miss the work, but not the day to day, corporate business minded, over my shoulder aspect. Taking that leap into creating a brand, name & successful business from the ground up is tough. By successful, I mean - I can provide for my family: feed, clothe and have a roof over our heads. To me that is everything.
We’ve grown our first business with a lot of other ideas along the way & cant wait to see what is next. It is all about trial and error and sometimes my plan doesn’t work out right. Putting yourself, your ideas, art, the real you is not an easy step. Trust me I know. I have also learned that I cannot grow or reach new goals if I do not lay authenticity on the line.
My nickname growing up was “The Boss” and its fitting that it has stuck. I always work to give my son the best life I can. Granted, since he is an only child, he is pretty spoiled. But he knows he is lucky to have what he does & is thankful. Really, we couldn’t have asked for a better kiddo. Our hope is to show him he can do anything he puts his mind to & that hardwork pays off.
Being small business owners is phenomenal. Between the long hours, fear of the unknown, and long list of to-do’s, I wouldn’t change a thing.
#nativewoman#entrepreneur#bosslady#hikerbabesorg100 53 #52hikechallenge 20/52 #outdoorwomen#journeyto100#hikinglife#staywild#hikingculture#forceofnature#hikerbabes#womenwhohike#adventuretime#hikinglife#wwhmember#rei1440project#getoutandhike#explorewashington@wenatchiwear#naturephotography#lakewenatchee#ourpnwlife#hikingadventures
My spirit is so content being home I always enjoy the connections through my family, community and the land. I'm so proud to be Indigenous and the endless resistance of who we are as Secwepemc people. I find so much pride when I come so close to my ancestors. They roamed these lands for generation's surviving and living as one. The language brings us closer to the perception of the truth. Guidance from the unspoken brings us peace knowing we can communicate without words.
Shell earrings and army pants kinda days ❤
Forever Tsi7kwa •☆
Kwe' hello et bonjour 🖐 there have been quite a few new followers lately so I wanted to take a moment to say wela'lioq (thank you) and (re)introduce myself.
🌿🌿🌿 🌿 🌿 🌿 🌿 🌿 🌿 🌿 🌿
My name is Michelle, I'm the face behind The Birch Trail 😁 I'm a mixed Indigenous womxn (Métis, Mi'kmaq, French and Irish/Scots). I was born and raised in Tkaronto but currently live in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal) on unceded Haudenosaunee lands. I'm a multidisciplinary artist, cultural activist, avid DIYer, craft market/community organizer with @collectifcreatifetsymtl & @marcheobscura , mentor for Youth Fusion, tarot reader, reiki practitioner and Green Witch. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My work is deeply rooted in my relation to Turtle Island (past, present and future), navigating mixed identity and reclaiming my families culture removed through the ongoing Indigenous genocide that still takes place in what you all know as canada. All this has led to combining nature, medicines and resin in my work for over the past 7 years.
Check out the link in my bio for more including a gallery of my past work and interview with Missing Witches ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thank you again to everyone following along on my journey 💚 I wouldn't be doing my passion full time if it wasn't for the support of my community, kin, friends and all of you! 📸 @flx.mcmxciii
Leafed elk earrings by me!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀