Gods Vision: Just 2 Brown Girls
A year ago today, I was scrolling through IG and trying to figure what I wanted to do with my life, I don’t know why I thought I could find the answer on Instagram...don’t judge me ….and I digress. Ha! So any who I was thinking about how I use to run an online jewelry store and how I loved to show women how to wear jewelry with their outfits. It came so simple and so easy because I would stay in the know, on trend and off trend, but I didn’t like the packaging, running a storefront, etc. plus my daughter was senior in high school and the business was booming quickly and I was overwhelmed with all of my time being consumed by Sassy,” Sassy & Sophisticated”- my company’s name. I’ve always liked being well put together and stylish anywhere I went and I found that everywhere I went there was one item I had on that someone would always tell me “That is so cute” or ask me, ‘”where did I get something from that I was wearing”?. I’ve always had style …in my opinion …and I’ve always loved all things that fall under the umbrella of style. You can say that I love materialistic things..Yup sure do and I’m very happy about those things that I love..*steps off soapbox and back to the scheduled program*…ok so back to J2BG. I wanted to have a side hustle that I would love, where I could still be stylish, and where I could bring value to women. ..Especially with some melanin in their skin.
Three months later I was praying to god to give me my vision and order my steps and out of the blue I heard “Just 2 Brown Girls” well I doubted the voice because I was like ..come on god I’m just one brown girl..like seriously..this can’t be God talking to me because seriously it’s just me.. so fast forward 6 months later and 600,000 ideas later around the mission of Just 2 Brown Girls. I woke up one September morning at 5am to go workout and I heard another voice say “Stephanie’. I immediately knew what Stephanie and I immediately went to her name and texted her at 5am asking her if she had time to give me a call cause I wanted to run something by her..BTW, Stephanie and I met through a mutual friend, we were not friends per say but we probably considered each other cool peeps..so for me to hear her name, type her a text out of nowhere ..mind you at 5am too ..was nothing but God..cause what did I pray before was for him to order my steps..and baby cakes he definitely was….
After I basically pitched myself to her, my vision, the name god had given me for the brand, and also that he had given me her name…she said girl this sounds interesting let’s meet for brunch and discuss…..
……….So here I am wondering who in the heck is texting me at 5 in the morning and mad because I forgot to turn my ringer off.. Little did I know at the moment that a vision was about to become real.. In typical Stephanie fashion, I ignored the text ring and rolled back over. I woke up two hours later and realized it was Charian texting. Then, I immediately got nervous thinking something may have been wrong with our mutual friend until I reached back out to her.. Fast forward to our conversation and her telling me what her vision was. I was completely overwhelmed thinking God you’re answering my prayers to. I had been praying for him to send me a sign or a way that would allow me to tell my stories. I’d also been praying for him to align me with the right people that will position me to win.. After talking to Charian, I just knew that It was the right vision, the right person, and the right time. We met for brunch to talk about Just 2 Brown Girls and everything was aligning at that very moment! We discussed every possible topic in a hour, lol. The foundation was set that day and here we are now about to live out loud. This journey is ours to take and we are here. Our time is now. Welcome to the days of our lives. B