First and foremost, my name is Megan Pyle and I am a 29 year old Muncie native. You can usually find me traveling with friends, playing with my niece Tatum, listening to Taylor Swift, watching any RomCom that features Meg Ryan or Tom Hanks, and playing with my VERY spoiled mini dachshund, Coco Chanel (I don’t know what I was expecting giving her a name likethis!)
My entire life I wanted to be a teacher. I loved working with kids, I loved the school feeling, and I truly thought it was my calling. That was until I did 3.5 years of college as a teaching major and decided it wasn’t for me. I seriously almost had an identity crisis. My entire 20+ years of life I had talked about becoming a teacher and working with kids. I felt like a failure and had no idea what I wanted to do with life. And this started my lonnnnnggggg journey of discovering my passion. I switched my major 4 times, transferred schools twice, and I thought my parents were going to kill me haha (not really, they are the most supportive!) I finally decided I just couldn’t do school any more without knowing exactly what I wanted to do so I graduated with a degree in General Studies from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Fast forward a couple of years and I felt absolutely stuck in life. I felt like all my friends had moved to other cities and were living their dream lives. I was working a “corporate” job that made me miserable and I was struggling with life in general. If you remember your mid-20s, you know what I am talking about. One night I was at my parent’s house and a family friend was also there talking about this really cool church that he and his sons had redone and turned it into an event venue. I had seen pictures and I absolutely fell in love. Jokingly (but secretly hoping he would say yes) I said, “If you ever need someone to run it, let me know!” Unfortunately, they had just hired someone else that week. I tried not to let my disappointment show, but slowly started looking for jobs in Indianapolis to try and get out of the slump I was in.
As fate would have it, a few weeks later this same family friend approached my family and said the person they had hired quit and they had made the decision they wanted to sell the business. Almost immediately, my family and I knew we wanted to take a leap of faith and buy it! After a few months of talking details, transitioning the ownership over, and lots of happy and stressed tears, it was mine. My dream job. The job that swooped in when I was in my mid-20s crisis. Almost immediately, I fell in love. You know how people talk about their soulmate and how the stars aligned and the world stopped and it was the best thing that ever happened to them? I know, one too many RomComs, but humor me. That’s how I felt about this job. It was a dream come true. Just like with any relationship you have your ups and downs, and tears, and fears, and the thought of “why am I doing this.” But I knew this was the job for me.
I spend hours laying in bed at night dreaming of what it could be 5 years down the road, 10 years down the road, and things we could be better on. I research ways to make us better, I hire people that I truly believe are the best people in the world, and I figure out ways to better myself as a business owner, a boss, a young female in the wedding world, and as a woman in general. I know that I am extremely blessed and while some may say it was handed to me, they don’t know the work I have put in to make this business into what it is today. I can’t fathom where I would be or what I would be doing if 2.5 years ago this wouldn’t have happened to me.
This first post is long and if you hung around until the end, you’re the coolest. I really want this blog to embody who we are as a venue, as members of the Muncie community, as people who are in attendance for some of the most important days of your lives, as a woman-owned business and more. If you have ever been to The North Church Venue, you know how special it is. And if you haven’t, we can’t wait for you to see it. We are the luckiest people in the world to have you in our corner.
We would love to make your wedding come to life, give us a call today!