Firebird Turns 5 February 14 2014, 1 Comment
Firebird turns 5 years old today. It's hard to believe it's been 5 years since I listed my first bar of soap for sale. To be honest, it feels like a lifetime ago- but at the same time I find myself thinking "5 years? It can't have been that long!"
The catalyst for starting this business was sudden unemployment. I had been working at a job I had grown to hate (the latest in a series) and when I was fired unexpectedly, something inside me changed. I came home that day, walked directly into the kitchen and poured myself a shot of whiskey, and said out loud: "I will never work for someone else ever again." I didn't know exactly how I was going to do it. Firebird was something I'd been dreaming about, filling notebooks with sketches and ideas. But in that moment I was certain: "I will find a way to make it work. I'm not going back."
And I did, and I haven't. And I feel it every bit as strongly today as the day I first heard myself say those words out loud.
It's been an amazing journey so far and I can't wait to see what the future brings. Of course it wouldn't have happened without all of you. You buy my products, you use them and love them, and from the bottom of my heart: thank you so much. Because of you I get to spend my days creating and doing what I love, and I could not be more grateful. Thank you for sharing this with me.
On to the good stuff- all soaps and lip balms will be on sale for the next week. Use the code "CELEBRATE5" for 20% off from now until 12 EST 12/21. Mini soaps are not included, and the code is valid only at firebirdbathbody.com (not on Etsy.)
And I'm not done yet: I have two additional surprises for you coming next week. Check back Monday and Wednesday for details.
Once again: thank you, thank you, thank you!