Trying to give myself time to figure out this online maze. What are my objectives? To make things and share (via sales) with people. Will I make a living at this? Questionable. As Henry Ford said, "You get what you believe". I believe I like making things. I like the things I make. I only carry the bags I make because I love them! This is one outlet of my life. I grow when I am around people. It is a difficult growing because my introverted self prefers to isolate. My job forces me to be around people, difficult at times, but good.
Patience. I think I am a patient person until things take longer than I would like or don't go smoothly. I started listing bags on BigCartel, but there are things I don't like. I like Shopify, but do I believe in myself enough to pay the fee and try? I tried to do this before, about ten years ago, and got distracted.
Some of the most magical and calming memories I have from 10 years ago that give me joy are when I followed independent artists like My Paper Crane, Euro Trash, Vanilla Dolly, Squeaky Monkey, and Brandi Shigley. I am so thankful they opened that part of their lives. It was/is inspiring to watch their talent and creations expand. They spread the love.