We had the good fortune of connecting with Shar’del Haden and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shar’del, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought process behind starting my own business was more or less, I have to make things happen. I had been a stay at home mom for a number of years, working for other people towards their dreams, without fully realizing and chasing mine. I realized that at this point in my life I needed to step my own game up to figure out what the end game for me was going to be
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.
Let’s talk about my art! I have always been a creative person. I always knew that a typical desk job would not feed me internally. So the first thing I did was go to school in New York City. Being there really opened my eyes to who I was and what I wanted to do or at least the direction I wanted to go in. As of right now I have my hand in a few different things. I’m still building upon ideas I’ve had for years and I’m super excited to get the time to finally show them to the world. Was it easy? It has never been easy. I’ve always struggled with him I going in the right direction? But as I have overcome challenges I have realized God is leading this train and not me. I’ve learned that it’s OK to be unsure, it’s OK to jump headfirst, and it’s completely OK to just stop. What I would want the world to know about my brand and story is it is NOT done.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
First of my favorite place to be is New York City. So of a friend of mine visited me in New York City, here are the places I will take them; – My Favorite Pizza Place Bella Luna – Central park just to sit and think – my favorite bookstore on fifth Avenue – my favorite deli in Brooklyn to get a French toast bagel – And of course shopping all through Canal Street/SOHO Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I dedicate my story to my family. Always supportive and open to my ideas! Plus, the love is endless!
Photos taken by me