Why Scot & Haven?
When I told some family members that I was starting this endeavor, I texted out some pictures of my new logo. At least two or three people asked if it was "an announcement" of having a second child and naming it Haven. Not really a stretch, considering the fact that Scot is my daughter's middle name, but no. Not a baby announcement. Cool, glad we got that out of the way.
So, like I said, the first half of the name is a nod to my daughter, Kenna Scot. That little girl is my sunshine, and I want to do cool things so she believes she has the power to do even cooler things than I do.
Haven is just a concept I am really fond of. I won't go into too much depth here, but I certainly want any business I run to be a haven for its employees, and a place where I do the things that I genuinely love doing.
This business isn't my only job. I'm a hairstylist first, and I love doing that. I get so much joy out of doing hair, and I have some truly amazing clients. Becoming a hairstylist was hard fought, and I am so glad that I did it. It definitely has been the fulfillment of a lot of dreams.
The reason I began Scot & Haven, though, is because I don't want to just stop at one dream. I don't want to just get up, go to work, and be in a routine. I tend to thrive when there is change, and I don't want to rest on my laurels. My husband and I listened to the audio of Chip and Joanna Gaines' book "The Magnolia Story," and I loved what Joanna had to say about surviving vs. thriving. I found myself feeling pretty convicted, and I'm certain that just "surviving" isn't how I want to live my life.
Not to be cliche, but life really is so damn short. I can remember the feeling of Kenna's feet fluttering in my belly, and now she's dancing with those feet. Now she talks to us and laughs and next time I open my eyes she'll be signing a lease on her first apartment. Yesterday I was a lost, confused teenager, and now I'm a wife and a working mother. Things happen so quickly, and I don't want to waste my precious time on earth without trying out some of the things my heart is drawn towards.
Scot & Haven, as it is right this moment, is a stepping stone towards some bigger dreams. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer you now, and if you stick around, support this little bitty business, and give me a little time, you'll get to see it grow. I just pray that God uses my hands and my work to turn it into something even cooler than what I can dream up in my own head.
Thank you for being here. Thank you to my husband for encouraging me so well. Thank you, Kenna, for not burning the house down while I sat down to write this. Also, I'd like to thank coffee and Reese's cups.