Truth be told, I feel kinda rusty, like I'm coming out of hibernation and brushing off the dust and cobwebs because it has been FOREVER since I've written a blog post. Do I even remember how to do it? Who knows, I'm just typing words and hoping a few of them will make sense ;)
Last year, I cancelled my website, mostly because I didn't really think anyone actually saw it, I doubted myself. The funny thing is... the first few days after I cancelled it, I received emails and facebook messages asking where it went. I should've just put it back online right then but I didn't. I took a break. It was a break from worrying about shipping costs and worrying about packaging, it was a break from worrying about creating blog posts and trying to make time to improve my product shots but most of all, it was a break from worrying about making mistakes.
But it also meant I was missing out on the satisfaction of working on something that I loved with my whole heart. I was missing out on connecting with new people and that's just no fun at all. Connection is everything.
And that's why I've got my website up again and I'm working on this blog post right now.
It means, of course, that I have to 'effort' again. I have to make decisions and do some research and just 'try things out'. I have to wing it and make mistakes and then learn from them. I have to put myself out there and just hope that someone is out there, appreciating it.
So here I am, again. And if feels so good and a bit scary but mostly it just feels right because I love to paint and I love connecting with people and having this website helps me do both. WootWoot!!
I'm sitting here on my couch in my pyjamas, I have a big smile on my face, a little adrenaline running through my system and I say three cheers to taking chances again!