|Didn't finish (of course), but I learned a lot.|
|My Pretty New Booth|
In between teaching, coaching and writing, I've been thinking about how else I want to spend my professional time. I told you about the last craft show I did. I put so much energy into that show. I bought some new display pedestals for a totally new booth set up, made quite a few one of a kind pieces to sell, set up with the help of my friend Dawn and broke down by myself, stood and greeted shoppers for three days, and managed not to buy myself a single solitary thing! Then I spent the next three days recovering. All for a show that is only 2 miles from my house. I was so tired by the end of it, that I started to wonder if the satisfaction I get from offering my work to the general public is worth the stress of preparation and the strain on my body. I've always said that teaching is my vocation and selling is my hobby.
I'm very lucky and grateful that my MS is hardly noticeable. If you didn't already know I had it, you couldn't tell by watching me. But fatigue is really raising it's ugly head, and I haven't figured out yet how to combat it. Really, I've been too tired to want to figure out how to combat it, but I know how important it is to my sanity - so I'm going to get on the supplement bandwagon and start yoga and try to get back to my normal. Anyway - I've decided to put all my energy into my first love, teaching, and leave the shows to those who make their living selling their work. More power to 'em. So, I'm out of the craft show business. Anyone need some collapsible pedestals?