10 hours ago
Hey 👋🏼 I’m Christine, the owner of Sola Skincare. Sola is a very small business, run by be. I’ve poured my heart and soul into this company, born out of a desire to create safe skincare products that I’d feel comfortable using on my family.
I’m not the only one who wanted what I wanted, and so Sola has grown organically and slowly over the past 7 years after our youngest daughter Lila was born.
What you may not know about me:
I’m really sensitive.
I can be very affected by what people say, especially if it’s about my products.
I often get emails or comments on social media, asking questions or giving feedback. I’m always happy to receive it, because if I can improve what I’m doing, I’m all ears. .
As long as it’s nice. .
Yesterday a kind soul messaged me on Facebook, to give some really lovely feedback and suggestions. Her words were so kind, and she was so right, it brought me to tears (see? I told you I’m sensitive). .
I also received an email yesterday that brought me to tears, and not the good kind.
Words are so powerful, and I’ve been so lucky to have so many lovely, supportive folks on this Sola journey with me. Whether you’re a friend, family member, customer, not a customer but interested in what I’m putting out... I’d say 99% of the time my interactions are beyond positive. But it’s that 1% that can just really do a number on me. .
Yes I cried, yes I did lose sleep over it. And now I’m over it and will try not to make room in my heart for those thoughts.
Being a small business owner is hard, really hard. I think sometimes we forget, if we are sending an email to a company, a real person with real feelings is on the other end.
And that’s enough vulnerability from me today, I’m back to packing orders and making fresh product 💗✌🏼
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