Today marks the beginning of the next chapter for Farmer’s Son Co.; one which I’m really excited about.
I started this journey a little over a year ago after making candles for myself for a few years. At first, I figured I’d do a market or two in my home town to make a couple of extra bucks to put towards a winter vacation or spend on records. Little did I know where I’d end up a year later.
After a year of trying to balance an intense corporate role and a growing side hustle, in two very different fields, I’ve decided that it’s the right time to dive in nose first and see just how far I can go (and grow) with Farmer’s Son Co.
I was sitting at the desk of my corporate gig daydreaming about candles, trying to figure out how I was going to balance both jobs, family, friends and downtime when I really started to think about something my Mom said years back. “Do more of what makes you happy.” She passed away a few years back, at a far too young age and that line has stuck with me. It’s kept me up at night. I’ve written it down on Post-it notes. It’s kind of become a personal mantra. I’ve been discovering that life’s too short to sit in a beige office with no windows glued to a computer if your heart really isn’t in it. You don’t know how much time you have. Money comes and goes. You really won’t know what you’re capable of if you don’t just go out and try it.
So with a gentle nudge from loved ones and the support of friends, I’m making the leap and today’s my first day as a full-time chandler.
None of which would be possible without your support over the course of this journey together. As stockists, candle lovers, friends and supports from near and far, your purchases, suggestions, ideas, referrals, word of mouth, praise, suggestions for improvement and even your critiques have brought me to this point.
Farmer’s Son Co. is still a tiny venture. I'm one guy in the corner of a shared studio space. I'm not really sure where I'm going, but doing it all with love & ambition.
Get ready to see a lot more of me as I pop up at markets & sales, hustling to bring forth some fun new stuff.
I’m excited (and a little scared) for what’s ahead but am happy that you're on this journey with me.