When turtles are born, they are hatched from an egg. That egg is quite literally a barrier from the comfort they once knew to the terrifying unknown of what lie outside of that thin shell. The very act of breaking through that shell builds an endurance and a stamina that will be with the turtles for the remainder of their lives. Once through that thin, yet strong shell; their next task is to follow the light of the moon into the ocean to ultimately find their purpose in this world.
When I was a young girl, I grew up on the beaches of Melbourne, Florida. I used to stay up until the early hours of the morning to watch gigantic Leatherback Sea Turtles bury hundreds of eggs in the same nest every year. Months later, I would go to that very nest and watch those babies fight for their lives as they attempted to make their way to the sea.
I bring that endurance and dedication into my life as I pave the way for something different here in the Springs. COVID 19 has caused people all over the world to stop and reconsider what really matters. The Sleepy Turtle Coffee Co is an opportunity to break the chains of isolation this pandemic has caused, and allows for friendships to be forged in unique circumstances.
Before the construction and modification of the bus began, I wanted friends and family from near and far to pray over the purpose of the bus. This is a community effort, and I wanted the people of Colorado Springs to be apart of the production in every essence of that word. I hosted a fully CDC compliant Bless the Bus event where people came, wrote their prayers and well-wishes on the floorboards and panels of the bus. We are one. We are the Sleepy Turtle.
The dream of a little girl on the beaches of Florida is coming to life in the mountains of Colorado.
Born and raised in Colorado then transplanted to the sunshine state, I knew I would always come back. It was just a matter of when. I knew I always wanted to be apart of something bigger than myself. Something that mattered. When I moved to the Springs, the outpouring of love and community was overwhelming. The introduction into the world of entrepreneurship and small business was early on into my move here, as I was helping my brother open up his practice; True North Chiropractic. We marketed to every corner of the state, meeting people of every background. I met my to-be roaster, CopperFox Coffee Roasters along with a huge small business support system I loved immediately.
That community grew and so did my interaction with them, growing my love for the passion of this city. I saw the potential of something grand. COVID hit and I saw the community come together more than ever before, supporting one another in a time of crisis. I knew it was time. Time to break free and do what I was made to do. So the Sleepy Turtle Coffee Co was born.