Meet the Maker
Hi! My name is Omi, and I am the face behind the brand.
First, I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by, as I am so excited that you are here! I will try to make it short and sweet, but if you know me, then you know I can go on forever about the things I passion.
Let me tell you a story about the time that "I lost my mojo."
In September 2015, I accomplished one of the most important goals I set out for myself. For an entire year, I trained for a figure division bodybuilding competition.
What does this have anything to do with candles? (good question)
You see, this was the first time in my life that I did not give up because I was bored, distracted, or unchallenged. I spent over a year training three times a day for a competition that resulted in a life-changing experience.
On the day of the competition, the notion of "winning" did not cross my mind (which is the main reason why anyone in their right minds would voluntarily suffer in existence without wine, pizza, or burgers). I felt that it was unnecessary to think about winning when I felt like a winner for making it thus far. In other words, I was grateful to have made it through my entire preparation without giving up or becoming ill, or getting injured.
This energy of gratitude and the joy of sharing this moment with my family radiated through my pores. The experience united my family under one roof to cheer for me, following months of sweat and tears.
One of the happiest moments of my life, I felt like I could do anything I set my mind to do. This is what set the momentum of human flourishing in my life. Not because I won the competition, but rather because I finally accomplished a goal that no one believed I could achieve.
But then, I lost my mojo.
Not even two months after the most incredible high of my life, I lost someone very dear to my heart. You see, there is a thin life between the concepts of life and death. I never knew that my world could fall apart so quickly without warning. A few months later, I packed my bags and moved across the state to build someone else's dream (in the corporate world).
To that end, I decided to return to school and pursue a bachelor's degree in search of my mojo. Daily extensive routines, deadlines, and academic expectations contributed to my stress, anxiety, and lack of mental focus. Nonetheless, I struggled immensely, and so during my senior year in college, I was diagnosed with ADHD, Depression, and Anxiety (my newly prescribed superpower).
Making candles began as a way to create a mental balance between school and overall life. As such, I adopted a paradigm shift sometime after being diagnosed with my superpowers.
Studying the craftsmanship of candle-making was a great start to disconnect from my daily routine, but it was eight months after I finally decided to make my first candle.
The rest is history in the making.
Even though I encountered many obstacles, endless nights of research, together with the testing trial, and errors, it did not discourage me from mastering my craft.Candle-making helps me escape the day-to-day stress of contributing to society's mindless routines.
I got my mojo back!
Everything in my life changed when I adopted a paradigm shift and channeled my energy into making candles. Stepping out of my comfort zone has grounded me and taught me to stop self-sabotaging with the fear of failure, self-doubt, and unworthiness that only create a mental jail for ourselves.
If someone would have said, "Omi will become a candle maker in five years," I would have laughed and said, what Omi?
Sometimes, we get so caught up with our mindless routines and social expectations that we end up prioritizing everything else but ourselves, and then wonder why the doctor continues to prescribe medications that are only creating more problems than solutions.
At this time, I am developing my home fragrance, wax melt, and roll-on essential oils collection.
My goal is to bring to light an awareness of self-love and self-worth through relaxation and reflection of one's potential to flourish.
Falling in love with myself, my ability, and my worth are the greatest love I have thus found.
The positivity and empowerment I discovered amid soul-searching and what truly makes me feel significant to the best version of myself are creating more than a product, a community. To me, this is the definition of living a purposeful life.
Thank you for stopping by. Please feel free to connect with me as I am always eager to answer any questions about our Savvy Collection.