Go to http://www.secretteasecompany.com to see business overview and online shop.
Product: Clothing and Accessories
- gender: female
- age: 20-60 years old (very broad because the mission of business supports all walks of life)
Purpose of business:
SECRET TEASE is purposely designed to be on the whimsical and lighthearted sunny side of life. But on a more serious note, the concept of SECRET TEASE was born out of my own personal journey through life. At a very young age, I became addicted to alcohol. Fortunately my drinking career started and ended early. At the ripe old age of 20, I found myself in recovery with the ever so wonderful well known 12 Step program. It literally saved my life and still does to this day, almost 27 years later, one day at a time. When I first tried to live the principles of each of the 12 steps, it became clear, that I had hidden many things deep inside of me that had happened throughout my life. The kinds of things that might make one cringe when they surface to the mind. Pain that I may have caused others and hurts others may have done to me that I couldn’t let go, quite frankly, things that fueled my drinking.
Somewhere along the way, consciously or unconsciously, I made a promise to these events that they would never ever see the light of day. They became “my secrets”. This decision made me sicker and sicker as time went. But, when I finally did put the cork in the jug, I realized that this new found life of sobriety was about more than just “not drinking” but that it was about being truly happy and at peace with me and the world around me. It was about cleaning up the wreckage of the past, in order for me to live serene in the now. So, by the Grace of God and the support of other fellow travelers, I began to share about each one of those so called demons of the past. Slowly, but surely I somehow mustered up the courage to call each one of them by name and deal with them. Not an easy task, as you can imagine, but a necessary one. Turns out, I wasn’t as weird or unusual as I had thought and I was pretty typical in the realm of a young confused alcoholic and a human being for that matter.
I realized that every single person, alcoholic or nonalcoholic has things they have done, said or thought that they keep to themselves. It’s pretty normal. But, I would encourage anyone to let those secrets out of their prison and be set free, and in that process you will be set free. It may even help another person to hear your story! So be BOLD, be CURIOUS, and even be SASSY, if that’s what it takes! If you are stuck like I was once upon a time in my life then do what you got to do to get unstuck. Be kind to others and be kind to yourself, as we all trudge the road of happy destiny.
So in SECRET TEASE fashion, I say to you…
“WHAT’S YOUR SECRET?”