My Biggest Inspiration & Our Love Story

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My Biggest Inspiration

What is my biggest inspiration? Well first, let me tell you about him. He is tastefully unconventional, just the way I like em’. An old soul, a genuine heart, a deep thinker, adventure seeker, and undeniably, my soulmate. Yes, my biggest inspiration is my husband, Kent. So let this be dedicated to him.

The very first time I was alone with Kent, he flipped my world upside down. I should mention that I had just gone through some extremely rough phases. I felt as though the life had been sucked out of me. All of my motivation and drive I once had, disappeared. After I hit rock bottom, I got to the point where I knew a change needed to be made. I wanted very much to be happy again. Suddenly I found Kent in my path, someone I knew very little about, but found myself being reunited with at an unexpected, yet perfect time in my life.

Right away I could tell there was something special about this man. He went about life differently than most. He had big dreams, big ideas, and he was the type to make them happen. I was drawn into his presence inevitably. 

Back to Where it Began

There was this one evening in particular, in downtown Boise. Actually, it was the first time we truly were alone together. He decided to show me his favorite place he used to go to think. It was this rock and water feature that was right next to the train depot. He carefully assisted me to the top of this rock pile, where I could overlook all of the city. It was breathtaking. I will never forget the conversations I had with him while up on those rocks that night. And though the day may come where I no longer remember every single word that was spoken, I will always remember the feeling of “Home” that I felt for the first time. It seemed to me that my soul whispered to my heart “He’s the one”. Little did I know that this experience that night would change my life forever. The words he spoke felt as if they came straight out of my own heart. He was speaking for me, the words I hadn’t been able to say. As he shared his goals and dreams, he seamlessly inspired and rekindled my own dreams too. Lighting a flame within me that had been out for quite some time. 

As we conversed back and forth, we quickly realized how special it was that we were able to open up to each other on such a deep and personal level. I felt I knew him all my life, and longer. It was acknowledged between us that we had only seen people open up like this when there was an outside source breaking down their walls for them. We, however, didn’t need a single thing except each other to feel this kind of high. Our very own kind of high. How incredible it is to find a kindred spirit that you connect so freely with, that together you realize you are your own drug. We spoke of things so deep and personal, I never imagined I could speak about with another soul and be on the same level. It was magical. Just everything about him.

We went on about our futures and somehow, it felt like we were speaking of it as if we would both see each other there. He asked me what I wanted. I found myself sharing things that I hadn’t even realized I wanted out of life until he asked, and I told. When people in the past asked me what my plans were, I must have always answered out of habit… but had I really never asked myself what my true desires were? The deepest desires of my heart were aligned with the goals Kent had for himself, as if somehow our paths had crossed and suddenly became parallel. I knew right then that we would be intertwined on this road together. This moment marked the first time I realized I was falling in love with my Kent. Life would never be the same again, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

When I went back home to Arizona after this trip, I was a different person. Everybody noticed. Almost like the old happy me, but better. I had been awoken. I had drive. I had motivation. I had dreams and plans to achieve them. I felt alive again. The only negative thing I felt after I went back to Arizona was some sort of homesickness I had never experienced before. I was homesick for my soulmate. That’s how I knew I would never want to live another day without him. Luckily, he felt the same. 

My husband and I have been married now for 10 months. He still inspires me now just as much as he did that night, sitting on his thinking rocks. He is constantly amazing me. The passion he has for life, it’s captivating! But what’s most important, it that we support one another. We are a team, working to fulfill each other’s wildest dreams. If you have ever wondered if being married meant that your dreams would have to be put on hold, or that they are forgotten, that is incorrect. It doesn’t have to be that way, he is living proof. We are living proof. Every day we live life to the fullest together. We push each other to be our best, but also help and comfort each other when we are lacking. Together, we are our truest selves and that’s the way it should be. That is why my husband is my biggest inspiration. Beautiful people, I encourage you to go out and be who you want to be, do what you want to do, accomplish what you want from life. You can inspire others around you as they see your passion for life. Who knows, maybe along the way you might find a special someone in your path as well.

 

**Kent, I love you, my angel. Thank you for that night. I want you to know how you changed my life forever, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. You are, and will always be my biggest inspiration. I love you to the moon and back. Happy Valentine’s Day. 2017

Stay Wild, Moon Child

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