Welcome back to the Woman of Courage podcast, where extraordinary women share their incredible stories. In this episode, we're joined by Courtney, the owner of Blossomberry, a nursery that has become a haven for those seeking beauty, inspiration, and connection.
Courtney's journey to entrepreneurship was far from ordinary. She and her husband initially moved to Arkansas with dreams of farming, but soon realized that their path was an uphill battle without any family land or connections. Undeterred, they began exploring new possibilities.
Courtney, a specialized teacher with a master's degree in special education, and her husband, who worked for the highway department, knew that they wanted to raise their family in Arkansas. They were determined to find a way to make it work and follow what they believed was God's plan for them.
Courtney's journey took an unexpected turn when she reached out to the previous owner of Blossomberry, a business she admired. Initially met with resistance, she persisted, and the owner eventually reconsidered selling. This twist of fate set the wheels in motion for a life-changing decision.
The path to Blossomberry was not a straightforward one; it took nearly a year from the first contact to closing the deal. But Courtney's unwavering faith in God's plan and timing carried her through the challenges. She emphasizes the importance of doing the necessary work while also trusting the process and not forcing things that aren't meant to be.
With Blossomberry now thriving, Courtney is dedicated to giving back to the community through her non-profit, "Back to the Roots." This initiative aims to teach valuable life skills, from gardening to homesteading, to people of all ages. Courtney believes that these skills are therapeutic and essential for self-sufficiency, aligning perfectly with the changing world.
Courtney defines success by the impact she has on others. Blossomberry has become a place of solace for refugees, a source of joy for exchange students, and a second home for those who have experienced loss. Her success isn't about personal gain but the difference she can make in people's lives.
Courtney's journey is a testament to the power of courage, faith, and perseverance. She encourages everyone to keep following their dreams, even when the path seems uncertain. Her story shows that when you trust in God's plan, you can impact lives and create a lasting legacy.
Blossomberry is more than a nursery; it's a place of hope, growth, and inspiration. Courtney's story is a reminder that following your calling can lead to extraordinary results and a profound impact on the world.
Learn more about Courtney and Blossomberry Nursery here!
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