So Rose, pray tell, what's behind your seahorse icon?

Glad you asked! I was really big into nature documentaries when I was little. For example, I learned from the Little Mermaid that a select group of people lived in a delightful city made out of seashells under the sea and all the animals there could talk! That story had me going for a while, but now I see the ocean and creation in an even more exciting way.

Some obvious things I notice when I think about the ocean are God’s beauty and strength, but I also think that seahorses reflect some of those qualities about God in a more understated and unexpected way. Here are some fun seahorse facts that I find very endearing/amusing:

Fact 1:

They spend their days in tropical and temperate shallow waters in coral reefs and seagrass beds. Love it. Where can I sign up?

Fact 2: 

They are a little bit shy.

Fact 3: 

They have a very specific shape.

Fact 4:

Seahorses are delicate. They move very slowly and can only travel short distances because their fins are so tiny (they are known to die of exhaustion if the current is too strong)! And yet…

Fact 5:

The seahorse is one of the deadliest predators in the ocean. Since they move so slowly, they can swim through the water undetected to stalk their target with a 90% success rate. To put that into perspective, a great white shark has a 50% success rate and an African lion only has a 25% success rate. You think you know a fish!

Fact 6: 

Food passes through them right away because they have no stomach, so they eat almost constantly to stay alive. (eeep, sounds familiar to me!)

I bet you learned some things you didn’t know before, you’re welcome for that! Anyway, I’m really fond of seahorses because there’s something about each fact I mentioned that resonates with me personally.

So now that you’ve learned a little bit about me, I’d like to hear more about you! If your brand were an animal, what would it be? Can you talk about why? For more fun and probing questions that get to the heart and personality of your brand, feel free to take a look at my Brand Clarity Worksheet! Let me know how it goes, I’d love to chat and get to know you better!