Porter in Place has come and gone and I am VERY grateful for the experience! One, it has been a dream of mine for years to be associated with Porter Flea as a vendor and that has finally come true. Cheers to a dream coming true! 🥂And two, honestly online exposure is WHAT👏I👏NEED👏 right now anyway. Even though I of course would've loved to have met people in person at a booth, it seems that online interaction is becoming just as palpable (almost). No really, I met so many great people and am already feeling that amazing sense of community :).
So... let's be honest now. After Porter in Place... I felt depressed. I had been looking forward to that event for so long and then suddenly it came and went! I found myself twiddling my thumbs (in between packing orders) wondering what was next? It's hard generating your own "what's next?"
It's hard generating your own "what's next?"
I would love for those to be laid out for me someday but right now, it's part of the ever-present hustle. So as I was sulking and coming off my Porter Flea high I remembered a quote, and I wish for the life of me I could remember where I first read it, but it's a moment where you commit to something even though you're not ready for it and it's called a "throw your hat over the fence" moment. Meaning you tossed your hat over the fence (that was easy) now, you have to go get it (not so easy, but you're committed). Porter Flea was that for me. I was a newbie and had (still have) so much to learn but I was committed to an endeavor. I need my next hat-over-fence plan.
I've applied for another virtual market, so we'll see if that pans out, but whether is does or doesn't I'll always need to be ready to plan that next "thing". So, here's to my next hat-over-the-fence moment! Let's hope I get my hat back ;)