On 16th August 2019……a rainy Friday here in England, I launched my candle business, wow what a feeling. It takes a while to sink in that I have my own business, it’s a thought that has been rolling around in my head for a long time. I have always known that I wanted to create something for me that would bring happiness to others.
Around two years ago I joined a network through social media whose ethos was all around women finding their version of success. At that time I was happy in my career and felt that it was my version of success. Then events in life happen and you see other people going for it and you start to question whether you are truly happy, and this is exactly what happened to me. I realised as much as I loved my job and the people I worked with I wasn’t really and truly happy. In March this year I attended an event and met Helen McCue the CEO and founder of Moments Candles Co. Helen told me about her plans for the business and at that moment I knew I was in! What she has created is the most amazing franchise opportunity which I knew I had to be part of, what she offered was outstanding but what she actually delivers is actually mind blowing.
I believe some things are just meant to be so when I was made redundant in April I knew this was my chance to create something for me, so I took the leap and put my faith in the fact that others told me I could do this. It’s been a long journey since that day back in May when I said I’m in and I’ve had many moments of doubt and worry. Nights where I have woken up and thought “oh my god, what I am doing? Should I just get another job”. There have definitely been major bouts of impostor syndrome too – who do you think you are, thinking you can run your own business! The biggest test for me was creating a business plan for approval by the New Enterprise Allowance scheme, but do you know what I did it and they approved my business plan on the first submission.
So on the 16th of August 2019 Moments Candles co Signature Range launched. I am so proud of the range I have created, the story behind my range is all connected to celebrating ourselves and those we love as we take those important steps in life. I look forward to sharing the stories behind my moments with you. But for now I want to share with you Proud Moments, a beautiful hand poured Soy Wax candle scented with Sweet Amber, Lily, Cedarwood and Sandalwood a beautiful warm and exotic scent. The candles are created with the powerful connection between scents, feelings and emotions in mind. And this scent is designed to create feelings of Love, Serenity, Gratitude, Mindset, Peace and Well-being. The candles comes beautifully packaged in a box with a hand tied bow, each one contains a card with the scent description and an evoke the emotion, which have been personally created with a space on the back of the card for you to note your proud moments.
Take a moment to celebrate you, wrapped in a sense of sumptuous warmth. Reflecting on all that you have and all that you are. Remembering you are strong, you are powerful you are enough.
Everyone deserves their moment.
Today I am proud to say I did it! Even through the doubt I carried on with the amazing belief that I borrowed from those around me. i have created something that will be in peoples homes, helping them to remember and enjoy their proud moments too. For now I share with you my beautiful co-branded Moments For You range of products, but keep watching because there is so much more still to come!!