Today we’d like to introduce you to Jacklyn Sweet.
Jacklyn, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I moved to Los Angeles from New Jersey in the Spring of 2016, I was 23 years old and fresh out of college. My first “Big Girl Job” in LA was a commercial recruiter for a well known recruiting company. I was a recruiter for about a year and realized my Banana Republic collar shirts and pencils skirts that outfitted me while I sat inside my cubicle didn’t really excite me as I hoped it would. I became depressed with work, was in an unhealthy relationship, and before I knew it I had gained at least 15lbs. One thing about me, my happiness has always been at the forefront of my life, so I decided to take a leap of faith and decided that I was going to figure out how to live a happy life on my terms and figuring out my purpose.
Once I left my 9-5 job as a recruiter I had more time on my hands while I was searching for new opportunities, having more time allowed me to get my phsyical, mental, and spiritual wellness right. I started hiking more, going to meditation classes and sessions, and all that leads me to SoulCycle where I began my career in fitness. While working at SoulCycle I started “Sweet Life Sundays”, a lifestyle brand centered around health and wellness.
Leaving what no longer served me and brought me happiness is a big part in how I go to where I am today.
Has it been a smooth road?
Honestly, it hasn’t been a smooth road, there have been a few different obstacles. Some of the obstacles I faced were doubt on whether or not people were going to enjoy and appreciate the service I was providing when I first started with doing self- care/wellness events. The main obstacle that I let get in my way that I told myself I would not let interfere with my future plans is finances. It was always a thing of “I can’t afford to this right now because of xyz” or I felt I shouldn’t produce or sell something because I didn’t have the capital to do bring my full visions to life the way I wanted at the time. After about three years, I decided to work through my challenges and obstacles and not give up on myself, I had to give myself a pep talk.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Sweet Life Sundays – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
Sweet Life Sundays is a lifestyle and wellness brand that host events centered around self-care. This year I introduced a loungewear collection that I dubbed as Vibewear, think clothing you can wear lounging around your humble abode to running errands while looking effortlessly beautiful yet comfortable. SLS is known for making promoting health and wellness through events, social media content, and helping women feel even more beautiful and confident through the Vibewear collection.
As a company, I am most proud of the outlet and space that I have added to for women of color in the health and wellness space. I have worked in fitness and wellness for 4+ years and I am not blind to the fact that there is a small representation of women of color in the health, wellness, and lifestyle industry. I am proud and happy to contribute to creating more space in the space for women that look like me.
I’m always authentically myself and I allow that to shine through Sweet Life Sundays and that is what sets me apart from others. I’m authentically myself and for the people.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
What I appreciate and enjoy about LA is that there is something for everyone, you can create your own lane or you can merge into a lane you find fitting. LA is a colorful city and I’m happy to add to it!
Hmmm, what do I like least about LA (besides the traffic)? I dislike the amount of homeless people that fill the city, I don’t understand why greater measures aren’t being taken to combat the issue. I donate clothes to the women’s shelter, and volunteer at the soup kitchen (which I want to do more frequently), but what is the city doing on a greater scale to help these people. The homelessness really bothers me.
- Website: www.sweet-life-sundays.myshopify.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/sweetlifesundays
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sweet-Life-Sundays