My name is Sue and I’m the owner and chief candlemaker at Bungalow Candle Studio.
Creating candles has brought me so much joy and a feeling of fulfillment.
I love when someone opens a candle that reminds them of a great memory or when they find that perfect scent for someone they care about.
People ask how I got started and I just have to smile and shake my head because it still feels a bit unbelievable.
Bungalow Candle Studio started in my small apartment with a candle kit I bought online for $100.
It wasn’t that I was unhappy at my current job. But I was feeling the urge for something more—something that would bring me more purpose.
I had no idea what that might be, but I distinctly remember sitting in my room knowing I needed a change. The thought of candle making seemed to come out of nowhere—like divine inspiration—and I ran with it!
Have you ever felt that way? Ready for something new and meaningful?
This journey began in 2020 and within 6 months, this “hobby” was actually paying the bills. I knew I needed to go all in, but that was scary!
My encouragement came from my two sons. They are both very ambitious—they encouraged and motivated me to take the next step. I remember them saying, “Mom—when you are passionate about something you go all in—no plan B!”
And that’s what I did. I quit my accounting job, trusted myself, and put one foot in front of the other.
It wasn’t easy and I had plenty of those what-did-I-just-do moments. But it has been oh so worth it. Even through moments of doubt I knew I was going to make it work—with integrity, without compromising who I was and what I value.
And I haven’t looked back since!
It’s made me realize that you can do anything you put your mind to—no matter your age or situation.
I’m finally doing something that just feels right.
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I hope my story inspires you to find joy and purpose in your life too.
And I hope that you’ve found your perfect scent among the creative collections here at Bungalow Candle Studio. Because bringing people happiness and comfort through this creative process is what I love to do.
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