We had the good fortune of connecting with Victoria Ravenell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Victoria, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
The single most important thing I want people to remember about me is that I took my situation, my finances, my downfalls and I used them to fuel my pursuit of success. Oftentimes, we get into a pity over what someone else has, the advantages of others above us, but I want it to be known that I was not the richest or had any advantage. I was a regular person who took where I was and made it into something that can continue for generations. I want what I leave to be able to fuel the younger generations into pursuing their dreams regardless of where they came from or how they grew up.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Momma Makin’ Magic LLC was created out of pure frustration. Frustration in being a single mom and seeing the lack of community in motherhood. I created my business, initially, to connect with other mothers who may have felt the same. As a mother who also works full time, Momma Makin’ Magic became my solace. I would create content surrounding making motherhood just a little bit easier, whether that was cleaning motivation organization tips and tricks, or toddler activities. Anything that we may have needed to get through the day.
However, it has grown into so much more. I realize that I am my company and my name. I am one of MANY mothers who take their situations and make magic out of them. Through my business, I have created t-shirts and I currently sell candles along with providing meaningful content surrounding motherhood. My business has evolved into much more than I thought it could be.
In starting my business one of the biggest challenges I had to overcome was financing my business endeavors. It takes money to make money… right? But as a single mother, where does that come from? I had to write out my goals and budget everything to make way for my business. In the coming days, I want to offer single mother assistance, so I am taking a portion of my candle sales to build up my fund. Entrepreneurship is all about knowing when and how to maneuver.
I want the world to know that my products are BOMB, my business is BOMB, and I am worth everything that my business says I am. I am a mother who is willing and wanting to see all mothers practice self-care (my candles can help with that lol) and work their timing to their advantage.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Whew, tough one. I have a couple of places I like in the city. For brunch, I would definitely take my friend to West Egg Cafe. The food, parking, and vibes are all great. After, you can take a walk around to see the small businesses within the area. For a fun activity, I would take my bestie to Painting with a Twist-Buckhead, especially when they have girl’s day in. They play all the hits and the people who work there are always AMAZING. For dinner, I would have to go with 5Church Atlanta. They have a delicious menu and the restaurant itself looks great on the inside. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to my close besties. The ones that had to look over my work before everyone else saw it, The ones who saw my frustrations and still told me to push forward. Shoutout to you Britt and Porsha.
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