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The Story Behind My Candle Line (Life Story)

Updated: Jul 30, 2022

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Hey Everyone ! I wanted to create yet another blog post, but this time, a post that has been in the back of my mind. What I mean by , is building the courage to be able to tell some of the backstory on my life growing up and creating my candle line.

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โ—พMy Younger Years As A Kidโ—พ

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I was raised by my loving mother who worked hard to raise myself and four other siblings. I grew up without my father which made life a bit tough for me. My father who suffered from a mental illness committed suicide when I was about two years old. Being just a toddler, I don't remember anything about him. I always wish that I had the opportunity to grow up with my dad being here physically. I didn't grow up to have that father, daughter bond that every girl dreams of. Although I didn't get the opportunity, I know he is with me in spirit and has been with me in spirit.

I appreciate my mother so much more because she took on the role of being a single parent while raising me and my siblings. She played the mom and dad role.

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โ—พLife As A Teen Momโ—พ


At 15 I had my first son. I had to grow up pretty fast but it shaped me into who I became as the years flew by. Before finding out I would be having a kid of my own, while still in my teen years, I was a troubled kid. I had behavior issues in school and was always into trouble. I had put my mom through a lot, things she didn't deserve. I went to juvenile and stayed for a week before I was released. While being away from my mother and sisters at the time, I can remember calling home to my mom crying saying that I wanted to come home but it was all up to my probation officer. I went to court after about two days and the judge still wouldn't let me go home. By this time, I had gotten my emotions together and was getting used to being away(not that I liked it) On my last day in juvenile, I remember the guards calling lockdown. About 20 minutes later, they came to my cell and told me that I was being released. A guard walked me to my mother as she was waiting for me. I was happy but I also knew that I had to do better and I did. It took that one time for me to go to juvenile for me to learn my lesson. and I never went back.

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โ—พReality Hitโ—พ


Not long after I was released I found out I was expecting a child. I opened up to my counselor at the time about me not getting my cycle and being sexually active and she took me to go get a pregnancy test which of course was positive. As shocked as we both were, we had to sit down and figure out how to tell my mother.

I always think back and tell myself how me being a young mom was a part of gods plan, because he seen that I was headed down the wrong road and getting pregnant so young stopped me dead in my tracks. From that point on, I went to school and changed my behavior and finished high school because I knew I had to do it for myself and my child.

I didn't get to experience being a teenager because instead I was a mother but my son was a blessing to me and I stayed on the right path since then. I have grown to always strive for better.

Since then I have had four more children, a mother of five. I have three boys and two girls who are just my life. They motivate and encourage me to be the best that I can be because I am a provider. Setting a good example for the world and my kids are my main priorities.

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โ—พMy Candle Lineโ—พ


One day I was in my bathroom (where I was living at the time) just looking out the window and thinking about what I wanted out of life. I had a candle lit, sitting on the sink counter. As the lovely summery scent filled my bathroom, I starred at the candle and my first thought was to start a candle business. I had starting researching all the information that I needed to make candles. I fell in love with the idea of making candles being I had already loved candles myself. I ordered a candle making kit off of Amazon and knew that it was really what I wanted to do. I asked myself, how could I be different from everyone else that makes candles. Over time I had thought and thought and thought about this question and suddenly I had a spark of inspiration that moved me. DARKest DAYs ๐Ÿ”ฅ, TEARs 'N JOY ๐Ÿ”ฅ, OVERcame ๐Ÿ”ฅ, and THE LIGHT ๐Ÿ”ฅ were the names that I had instantly came up with anthey represent phases in my life that I went through.

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This line is currently available for purchase.

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I am always thinking about different ways to help someone get through their battles and obstacles. I want to be able to make products that others can use to benefit themselves in a great way.

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And that is my story..


"You Can Make A Difference In The World Too !"


J. Marie

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