My story might feel a bit like yours.
For a long time I felt like something was missing. Not in terms of my family (my husband and kids are dreams come true), but me internally. I am very lucky to have a husband who works extra hard so I can stay at home with our kids. But they're getting older, and I had this nagging feeling like I was supposed to do MORE.
I needed to be something more than Mom.
But I felt lost. I didn't feel qualified for anything. When we decided to have kids, I quit my full-time job while I was still at the bottom of the ladder. And even though we definitely needed the extra income, I wanted to be home for my kids; help at school, go on the field trips, be there to pick them up after school... all of it.
I felt stuck.
I felt like I had to choose between my kids, myself, and taking some of the financial burden off my husband.
I realized my own business was the way to go. I tried several different things and found they weren't for me. I started thinking that maybe I was wrong, that I couldn't be successful at something. But that nagging feeling didn't go away. One day after listening to a podcast interviewing Alison J. Prince, I finally found my thing. And I knew right away it was what I was meant to do!
Every purchase is received with a little happy dance that would totally embarrass my son.
A lot of this is still way out of my comfort zone! If you’ll notice, many of the product photos have ME in them. I’ve always been a behind-the-curtain type of girl, so putting myself out there is... new.
Here are my promises to you:
I will always put YOU over profits.
I won't sell you anything I wouldn’t buy myself.
You are more than than $$$ to me.
When you shop at Sparkles & Scarves, you are supporting a mom and her family, not a billion dollar corporation.
And I promise you, we sincerely appreciate every single purchase, big or small.