Sometimes you read something and it just sticks in your head. The quote above by Marc Anthony did it for me. His words would come back into my mind on a hard day at work or a day when I had to push myself to stay on track.
Having worked for a large company and then making the huge leap of faith to set up my own catering business, I had experienced the full spectrum of emotions from exhaustion to exhilaration and had a great time doing it, but did I love it?
At the end of these hard working days and then the challenges of motherhood that arriving home brought, I loved nothing better than relaxing in a hot bath with a lavender scented candle, transporting me to a better place for an hour or so. Sometimes with a glass of wine!
Having been in love with candles my whole life and a regular user of them, the idea should have occurred to me years ago but didn't! It was on a winters night in 2017 I started looking into the candle industry. I noticed quite early on that a pattern was appearing, big names dominating the market, and the beginning of an idea took shape.
The Decision to go for it
It wasn't an easy one! Successfully running a catering business with a partner had been hard work but the work was regular and steady so could I take the risk? My passion and love for candles won through and I threw myself into it. I met with my wonderful suppliers, mostly small businesses like myself, handpicked my stock and 'Candle Jar' was born.
I am so excited and lucky to be on this journey. I am working for myself, selling products that I have a passion for, made in a country that I belong to.....I'm doing what I LOVE, and it doesn't feel like work!
I invite you to join me.
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