It all started as a dream of a young entrepreneur in the making at the age of 8. I recall thinking of being in class having to write what I wanted to be when I grew up. Many girls would say honorable roles such as being a prima ballerina, a doctor, a lawyer, etc. Thinking in that moment I knew none of them were the right fit for me. I remember saying that I wanted to run a business and be in charge of a board. I didn't realize that what I was really saying was that I wanted to become a founder, a chairman of a board of directors, a CEO. A true entrepreneur.
Once I acknowledged what I wanted to do, I did all that I knew could do to start a business within my young ability. I would create personalized stationery and sell it door-to-door. I would make bracelets and sell them to friends and family.
Fast forward to my teen years, I would freelance as a makeup artist for anyone who would let me do their makeup. I loved every aspect of it and respected the industry greatly. But after graduating high school, I decided that I would pursue a career in finance. I knew finance could pay my bills and satisfy a little bit of my passion. But over time it wore on me that I wasn't doing what I loved anymore. No matter where I worked, I faced the same challenges. I was told that I wasn't enough. That I should change and that my personality was too bold.
But there came a moment during hardship that I prayed and asked God what he had planned for my life. I needed a reminder of who I was. I remember hearing my grandfather's voice telling me as a young girl to recite these words, "l can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. -Philippians 4:13." So, I asked God if He would bless me with a business. I promised I would honor Him in everything that I put my energy and hand to. I wanted a business to make my family proud and to leave a legacy not only for my family but for my community. He fulfilled on that promise and Radiance Reign Cosmetics was created.
Today I stand proud to be on this journey, and that I can fulfill a lifelong dream of combined passions. I can honor God and the dream of a little entrepreneur in the making.