The first of my “Real Life Spotlight” series involves an interview with a man that has not quite entered into the 40 and over club yet. 39 year old Kevin Bennett is the owner of KBenn Merchandises. My first interaction with Kevin happened when he thanked me for liking his Facebook page. As many pages that I have liked on Facebook, (well beyond the so called “500 limit”) I can not remember anyone ever thanking me for a like. From that point on, I knew that Kevin was a person that I wanted to know.
When I asked Kevin to be a part of this new blog series that I am writing, there was no hesitation. Having never meeting him in person and living in different areas, I did not know exactly how to get this done. I was so excited to move forward with the process however, I came up with a questionnaire for him to respond to. To my surprise, he completed it very quickly and with much enthusiasm. This told me a great deal about my new found Facebook friend. That along with the answers to the questions I had for Kevin should tell you a lot about him and the type of person he is too.
I started by asking Kevin to tell me a little bit about himself.
“My name is Kevin Bennett, and I’m 39 years old. I was born and raised in Bonneau Beach, SC, and I lived in Bonneau Beach, SC until I was 18 years old. At age 18, I went to college to play basketball at The University of South Carolina at Spartanburg (Now USC-Upstate). I studied business management and completed college at The University of South Carolina in Columbia. I’m single. I have one brother that’s one year younger than me, and I have four sisters (two older and two younger). I love traveling, playing sports, watching and attending sporting events, concerts, comedy shows, entertaining family and friends, going on cruises, meeting new people, trying and learning new things, reading, educating myself on a wide variety of topics, listening to music, watching movies (theater and home), watching a wide variety of TV programming, networking, motivating and inspiring others, running my business, helping others in anyway I can and living life. ”
How do you feel about turning 40 soon?
“I feel great about turning 40 on August 12, 2012. I look forward to it. If I live to see it, I’ll feel blessed to have lived 40 years on earth. A lot of people have said they were getting depressed when they were reaching 40. I thank GOD for life and every second that I breathe. More importantly, I thank GOD for all that I’ve learned throughout my years of living. I thank GOD for the wisdom I’ve gained in my 39 years of living. Turning 40 would be a blessing. I’ve had many family, friends and associates who didn’t live to see 20, 25, 30 or 35. I’m looking forward to 40.”
What is KBenn Merchandises?
“KBenn Merchandises is a retailer of fragrance lamps / electric oil burners, tealight oil warmers, fragrance oils, scented crystal rocks, lanterns, incense, candleholders & home decor. With so many colorful ways to bring an added glow and delightful aroma to your room, it’s no wonder that fragrance lamps / electric oil burners are our best sellers here at KBenn Merchandises. From simple designs to elegant artistry, we have a wide selection to fit every home. We also have figurine fragrance lamps / electric oil burners that are hand-painted from a poly-resin cast. Beautifully crafted, these eye-catching creations compliment moments from nature that bring so much pleasure from land, sea or air. Our scented crystal rocks are pure ionic crystals from the Caribbean Sea; colored in rich hues and infused with pure oils to provide a lasting fragrance. The fragrance from the crystals are strong as candles, yet safe to your health and environment. Scented crystal rocks are also called crystal potpourri. Our long lasting fragrance oils are great for aroma burners, lamp rings, potpourri, etc.” » Read more..