Aneta is my fiery, Polish friend. She power walks past my office every morning in a blur, either singing worship songs or screaming about traffic. Both options are equally entertaining.
Watching her in the kitchen is nothing short of terrifying. Don't get me wrong...her finished product is always incredible, but thumbs are a common casualty.
The only time I see her completely still is when she is creating. She owns her own etsy shop, give with joy, where she sells handmade goods and stationery. Aneta is unbelievably talented and designed the text in the Green Chair Stories logo at the top of this page.
Our relationship started when she plopped down in my chair, only days after I started the job, and told me all about how God called her to Colorado and the process of getting here. I don't think I said more than, "Hi, I'm Rachel." But we've been close ever since.
She teaches me how to be bold in a loving way. She teaches me how to not take crap from anyone, but also how to bite my tongue when appropriate. She accomplishes more in one day than anyone else I know. When I feel lazy, I sometimes ask myself, "What Would Aneta Do?" and then I go put on my workout clothes after cooking dinner and cleaning my entire house. I'm kidding, I usually play Candy Crush, but the thought of being like her is inspiring at least.
But seriously. Her work ethic is unmatched. She works a full-time job, cooks a healthy dinner almost every single night, works out every day, and somehow still manages to run a flourishing side business. She is truly an inspiration to me in starting Green Chair Stories. I always look to her for encouragement when this gets difficult and also for how to find balance among the crazy. She is always good for a run and a prayer...I can't begin to tell you what she means to me.