We had the good fortune of connecting with KeAsia Shy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi KeAsia, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factors behind my success would be my babies, no hesitation. They were brought into my life and became the fire I needed to keep pushing forward. From the start I wanted to give them the world because I at least owed them that much. The startup of ETERNAL FLAMES was to find something I enjoyed, but could also benefit off of. With being in business a year my craft is therapy for me, it’s relaxation ( after the hard parts lol). Everytime I smell one I just feel so good inside, & my babies have been a huge motivation for me to continuing my journey as a candle business. I know that actions speak louder than words so I want to be that example to both my son & daughter & show them there’s nothing they can’t do. I want them to understand they are more capable of touching the stars if they want to. By starting up Eternal Flames and seeing it through, in addition to working full time, being a full-time student & single mother, they see if im capable of doing it all so are they!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am currently employed through the school system as a custodian. I have been on the job 3 years, however my future goal is to own my own business and get to a point in life where I can help as many people as I can to achieve their dreams & success because it’s room for us all to win.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to dedicate this shout out to My Mom, Sisters, My family, My Boo Boo ,My friends & co-workers, & especially my babies for the support & being here when I’m in a funk and can’t think straight to understanding when I need my space to create. THANK EVERYONE WHO HAS SUPPORTED IN ANY WAY! IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED & I LOVE YALL!