April 22, 2010

My Secret Life, Part II

I'm taking the leap.

Walking to the edge,
holding my breath,
closing my eyes and
taking that step off into the unknown.

I'm opening an online store on Etsy.

Right now I'm shooting for an opening date of May 15th.  This could be pushed back to June 1st depending on how much stuff I get sewn in the next couple of weeks.  (When I thought about doing this I neglected to remember the launch would coincide with getting my garden planted, spring yard work, getting the trailer open for the summer camping season, etc. After a couple of days of internal struggle I decided to start anyways while the ideas were still fresh.)

I'm excited, nervous and excited.  Very excited.  And nervous.

I love seeing pieces come together.  I love seeing the recipient's reaction.  But it terrifies me as well that they won't like what I made, that they will only see the imperfections.

If I step off and it turns out disastrously, at least I'll have gifts for all my favorite little girls on hand.