We had the good fortune of connecting with Camia Rhea and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Camia, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
It has been three years since I first opened my business, and many things in my life have changed especially the huge jump of going from high school to college. Now, I spend more days thinking about how I can improve what I do, and what I’m doing to make a change. My days are now surrounded by devoting my time to school and expressing my creativity through my business. I think that this has been a good change for me and a routine I’d like to stick to for a long time.

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What should our readers know about your business?
Camia Rhea is a Dallas-based home fragrance company dedicated to creating health-conscious products, our product line includes candles and linen sprays, offering a variety of ways for customers to enhance the ambiance of their homes. I started Camia Rhea at the age of 16, driven by my passion for candles and an initial plan to pursue a career in interior design. Although my path has shifted toward business, the journey has been filled with challenges that have allowed me to learn more about myself and the world. The challenges of single-handedly running a business can be overwhelming at times, To handle these ups and downs, it’s important to take breaks now and then to keep a good balance and stay focused. What keeps me going is my clear vision for the future and the story I want Camia Rhea to tell. I’m dedicated to growing the brand globally and aiming for excellence. I hope to inspire young black women and women everywhere, showing that with determination and hard work, success is within reach.

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Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
In my opinion, the best place to spend your time is the Bishop Arts area, some of my favorite places to visit are Marcel Market, for some international French goodies, Dude, Sweet Chocolate for amazing chocolate combinations, and Hunky’s whenever I’m in the mood for a good burger. In Bishop Arts, there’s always something going on for someone, even in the outside areas you’re going to find good fun.

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Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d love to give a quick shoutout to my family, they have been there for me to support anything I
wanted to do and any goal I wanted to achieve. I would also like to give thanks to Emma Grede,
and Aurora James for giving me the space to showcase my business in the 15 Percent Pledge.
This organization has helped me learn so much about how I can elevate in life and given me a
platform to grow my brand.

Website: https://www.camiarhea.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/camiarhea/

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