|Posted on January 1, 2020 at 11:10 AM|
What's The Story Behind Sparks Sunglasses?
Today is Wednesday 1st January 2020. (Wow! That's the first time I had to write the date and it was easy - my typing mind didn't have to catch up.)
Sparks Owner 10 Year Challenge Photo
Ok, so the social media world is doing the #DecadeChallenge and the #10YearChallenge and I got a big realisation or should I call it a revelation?
I thought I would join in on some of my accounts on Instagram, so I went through all of the photos on my phone and that's when it hit me. Sparks Sunglasses has been 10 years in the making, kind of!!
The photo above is what I posted on the Sparks Sunglasses Instagram account, and it speaks absolute volumes. The caption I posted went a little something like this.
Let me tell you a story... As I think about The Decade Challenge, I realise that it really applies to me, not only as Kayisha @KayishaOnline but also as Sparks Sunglasses. In 2009, I moved to Florida and started a list of all the things I wanted to achieve. I wrote it in a note on my BlackBerry Curve (Who remembers BlackBerry's and BBM??) "Sunglasses Line Sparks" I ticked off some of the other stuff on the list before BUT in 2019 (May 19th 2019 to be precise) I launched Sparks Sunglasses and happily ticked that off the list too. (If you're thinking I still use that 10 year old BlackBerry you would be wrong. I do still have it, but I don't use it.) I love the collection and I'm proud of it's growth in just 7 months. And for some reason, I'm actually happy that it took me 10 years to tick it off the list. God's timing is perfect. Just Perfect! So call me Kayisha aka Miss Sparks Sunglasses.
I gave Instagram the small version of the story, so keep reading whilst I fill in the gaps. I moved from London to Florida for a year in August 2009. It's my second home now, making me a Bicoastal Queen. There were so much things I wanted to do within the year, so I started by writing the list on the said BlackBerry and got to work on some of my aspirations. I started writing my first book. I haven't published the one I finished writing that year, but I have published 5 books, so I managed to tick something off the list. I wanted to become a Photographer and within that year I shadowed and was mentored by an A Class Photographer from Amsterdam. Following that experience, I self taught, completed a photography course in college and then setup my photography company (Perfectly Captured Beauty Photography - PCBphotography) which allowed me to tick something else off the list. My love for sunglasses never faded, and when I'm in Florida my need for them magnifies. I'm in the Sunshine State; so year after year, the day to tick the next thing off was coming closer and closer. I just didn't know it.
I woke up one day at the end of 2018, and decided that I wanted to have a sunglasses collection. I remembered the list I wrote and quickly charged the BlackBerry to refer back to the list. "Sunglasses Line Sparks" was there and I didn't know it was going to be 10 whole years later, I didn't know I was going to use the name I came up with 10 years before, but like I said in the caption God's timing and God's plan. The first photo was taken in Florida and yep, you guessed it, so was the second one. Realisation and Revelation. I am looking forward to what 2020 will bring, I'm looking forward to the continuation of the Sparks Sunglasses journey and so much more. This all started 10 years ago in Florida, I launched it whilst I was in Florida in 2019, I received my first stock delivery whilst I was there and to me it all means something.
Stay tuned for the journey. I think it's going to be amazing and full of gold glitter and Sparks.
P.S. Have you seen our latest video on the Sparks Sunglasses YouTube channel?
Happy New Year from Sparks Sunglasses!
"Top quality sunglasses for any kind of weather"
Follow us on Instagram @SparksSunglasses and
Subscribe to our YouTube channel, more videos coming soon.
#SparksSunglasses #Sunglasses #2020 #NewYearsDay #2020vision #MyStory #SunglassesFashion #YouTube #VisionBoard