The recommendation for a first post is to tell people about who you are. Last week I launched my Etsy store. This has been years in the making, something I have wanted to do for a very long time but always had a million reasons not to do – time, focus, skill – but the actual hesitation was fear. Mainly the fear that I put myself out there and no one wants what I have to offer. I spend a lot of time rattling around in my own head wondering if I am doing all the things I should be doing, chastising myself for not doing enough, worrying that someone will figure out that I am not deserving of what I have. Making has always been my antidote to all that head trash but lately just making is not enough. I think it is because we are all so isolated right now. COVID has us separate and winter has us homebound. This is my new adventure – trying to launch a little warmth into our snowy midwestern landscape.