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Mikayla Ayers

Do you believe in love at first sight? Would you believe me if I told you my husband told all of his friends he was going to marry me... before we even had a real conversation?


I (Mikayla) met Zach in 2014... we were engaged by 2017... and married in 2018...


My poor husband dealt with me through my whole nursing school journey... which let me tell you will completely test every area of your life. I attended the University of Saint Francis graduated with my bachelor's and started my dream job in cardiovascular intensive care. I worked there for the next two years and also continued on to get my master's in nursing education at Indiana Wesleyan University.... only three classes away from graduation I realized that nursing was not my truest passion. Yes, I loved it but my heart was calling me elsewhere. I continued working and spent a year and a half researching and studying how to open a boutique. On November 15th, 2019 I said goodbye to nursing and on November 29th we officially launched Punchy Cactus.


Zach and I also have struggled with infertility. Something that I openly talk about and share quite often because not very many people do and I want others to know they are not alone. Infertility is a hard journey that is so complex on so many levels and is so difficult to understand. While we someday hope to raise some rugrats of our own right now we are simply enjoying each other and the zoo of animals.... that I may or may not have given my husband a choice on...


We both can't thank you enough for supporting our dream and shopping small!


XO,
Mikayla Ayers


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