I am writing this from my parent’s house in snowy Edmonton, AB. Right now, I am wearing my pj’s and a big scarf wrapped around my neck (it’s my usual look when I am here!). I intended on making a video, but the thought of putting on make up and real clothes just seems like a lot of work. I think I am still recovering.
Last weekend feels like a blur to me. Our Make It Vancouver show was our most successful yet, with close to 10,000 customers in 3.5 days. It was so busy that at times I was scared the building was going to explode with people! Working the front door for over 25 hours, with a big perky smile can be pretty exhausting, but it is also incredibly satisfying. The feedback from all of the designers (maybe who are even reading this) was spectacular too. Some had their most successful craft show of all times. Plus I know they had a damn good time! So heartwarming.
One thing I am trying to work on is being more present in the moment. It can be really hard sometimes especially when you have an iPhone addiction like I do. There are so many things to distract us so we have to be very conscious to bring ourselves back.
At Make It I receive so much love. It is amazing and fills me with joy, but sometimes it overwhelms me too. One thing I used to catch myself doing was to focusing on negativity as a way to counterbalance all the good stuff that was pouring in. When you run a show with 140 artisans and 10,000 customers there is always some crap you have to deal with. BUT the crazy thing is for every 99 positive interactions, there is only 1 bad one. How counterproductive and silly is to focus on the ONE snide remark?! It is like I was scared of feeling too good.
So over the weekend especially on Sunday as the show came to a close, I was extra conscious to just let the good stuff pour in. There were a couple things that momentarily distracted me, but I was diligent in focusing back on the love. Plus there was SO much more when I was present to receive it. Funny how that works
And you know what? Feeling warm and fuzzy feels AWESOME!
I encourage you to feel the love and don’t be scared of feeling really really good. You deserve it, baby!