Swimming With the Current

November 19, 2016 3:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Hello friend.  My name is Heather Hlad and I am the inventor of the patent pending Sky Skarf travel scarf.

I was in an airport earlier this week looking at my American Air app when I realized I have flown over a quarter million miles, and that doesn’t even include other airlines.

Somewhere in the mix of those miles, I was sitting on a grounded plane in Germany feeling rather uncomfortable. Those of you who know me, know that my stature is not ideal for cramped spaces. What can I say, I’m kind of a big deal

Anyhow, I was thinking about how I had no option other than to relax, which in theory is amazing!  However,  I couldn’t get comfortable. The little white airline issued pillow was like a greased pig, no matter where I put it, it would magically pop out, sometimes taking the paper pillow case with it to the dirty isle floor, sometimes it flew nude. I had left my U shaped travel pillow at home, too bulky and unreliable.  Its probably no conscience that I was watching Shark Tank on the in-seat entertainment when my mind kicked off an entrepreneurial journey.

I set out with a concept of something comfortable, extremely useful, compact, and attractive.  I’ve always believed that you can have it all, so with determination and rusty 4H sewing skills, I borrowed my grandmothers sewing machine and the first Sky Skarf prototypes quickly came into existence.

The past two years have been an adventure to say the least.  I personally have put the milk in the cupboard and cereal in the fridge more than once (classic sleep deprivation move).  The ups and downs have been extreme.  We have cried joyful tears when unexpected blessings propel us forward, and on the flip side,  we have dealt with frustration, fear, and failure.

Perhaps it’s the times that we have failed that have played the biggest part in our entrepreneurial journey thus far.  They have forced us to move forward in new directions that we were previously blind to, and most often have led us to better things than we had originally envisioned.  This reminds us to swim with the current, showing gratitude for all things, even the things that didn’t happen exactly how we imagined.

We are loving every opportunity that we are given to share this innovative and helpful product.   Amber Stevens and I are aligned and determined to tackle the obstacles faced by startup companies. I literally have to work out just to be able to keep up with Amber’s professionally determined energy.   At the moment, the hustle is on to fulfill orders that we have received.

Find out where we’ll be next by following us on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/skyskarf

The concept of something comfortable, versatile, compact, and stylish has finally manifested, now to get it in the hands of travelers everywhere.

Thank you for supporting us on our journey.  We wouldn’t be where we are without you!

~Wishing you safe travels~

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