What really sparked my interest in Entrepreneurship? The moment we officially got the news that our youngest was diagnosed with ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2016.
My first experience as an Entrepreneur was my sophomore year in high school. I attended a business class that was being held at our local boys and girls club for extra credit and surprisingly enjoyed it. My business name was, “Sweets by Lydia” and my product was gumballs inside a clear plastic champagne bottle. It was SO cute and I loved it!
As a girl trying to find herself in a world she knew nothing about... I ended up moving away from home at the age of nineteen; with a baby on the way, unexpectedly. My first born, Jeramyah was conceived on September 21st of 2000 and he was my everything.
After three years of trying to playhouse with Jeramyah’s biological father, he decided to call it quits and I moved back in with my family. It was heartbreaking at first, for obvious reasons, but it was a true blessing in disguise!
In 2003; I met the love of my life, Henre Losongco. After dating off and on for seven years, we decided to move in together in 2010 and a year after that, we finally tied the knot. Our journey has been crazy so far and I honestly don’t see it slowing down any time soon. But I am confident enough to say that I married my true soulmate.
Fast forwarding to 2012; our little cuddle monster, Taiasi was born. As I mentioned before, we didn’t know/believe he was autistic until we got the official diagnosis from his neurologist in 2016. Since there’s such a huge range on the spectrum, Taiasi is considered “mild” and he's improving everyday with the help of his amazing family, teachers, doctors & therapists.
So, if you’re wondering why I’ve decided to launch my brand, SweetSense by Lydia - Beauty & Business Made Simple...
I want to be the light for women from all walks of life to pursue their dreams as individuals and not feel one ounce of guilt. I want to use my journey as an inspiration for women that want to be in business, but need that extra push or guidance to get started. And last but not least, I want to use my life's journey as a mother with a special needs child to grow and learn from each other in this world a abundance and possibilities.
SweetSense by Lydia