In my previous post, I mentioned that my word for 2013 was "action." This means acting on goals and dreams. This means putting plans in motion.
Well, just four days into the New Year and I'm feeling very proud of myself. Two of the biggest items on my 2013 To-Do List are just about done.
The first is my Etsy Shop. I've been wanting to start one for many, many years now. Each time I thought I was ready I psyched myself out. Finally, after a creative epiphany (as dramatic as that sounds, it's exactly what it is) in October, my Etsy store will be opening tomorrow! Eeek. Here's a little hint of what it will be like:
What will I be selling? Hand lettered and painted Moleskines, original affordable art, and some crocheted goodies - my favorite things! Working on the shop has been such a learning experience, and I know I have so much more to learn. I have so much more respect for all the sellers on there now that I know how much time it takes just to list a single item! It's also making me feel very vulnerable. I'm actually very nervous to hit "open" on the shop tomorrow. What if no one buys anything? What if people think it's crap? But, I have to remember that there are just as many, if not more, positive "what-ifs" than there are negative. What if someone does buy something? What if I connect with someone new? We'll just have to see.
Second, Kevin and I have been wanting to plan a trip to Portland for years now. I'm excited to say that it's finally happening in 2013. We booked our flight and hotel room for June. We'll be celebrating our 8-year anniversary there.
I feel good (minus the bug I haven't been able to shake for almost two weeks). Really good. 2013, you're already making me happier than 2012. Good on you.