And rightfully so. I mean, if you're gonna go up and try to be MJ... you gotta know the territory you're in and that you will be JUDGED HARSHLY. Heh heh.
People definitely have opinions about what's good and what's not, what you should do, what you shouldn't do. I notice this even more now that I have the store. I hear a lot of opinions about what I should and shouldn't be doing, from everything to the store display to social media to product type and the list goes on..
Don't get me wrong, I love group brainstorming and hearing other people's ideas! I mean just last month I asked you what to put in the store window for the holidays and I got amazing ideas flooding in!
And you know, I did go to art school, and the part I miss the most is the critique- it's sometimes humiliating, but there you are at the front of the class hearing everyone's opinions about the weird thing you just made, and it's up to you to let what rings true sink in, and shake off the rest.
I'm realizing in new ways how important it is to stick to your gut and trust your instincts, in general. There's a lot of noise, a lot of opinions, a lot of chatter out there- both in person and online. Some of it wise, some of it... not so much.
You may or may not know, but at the same time that I've opened the store, I still have my day job. I wrestle every day with not knowing when/if I should leave that job.
Sometimes I wish it would be as easy as someone telling me what to do, and that's the RIGHT answer and I could stop thinking about it and driving everyone around me crazy with talking about it.
But alas, I am still in limbo.
I wonder if you have a story of a time you had a tough decision to make, and how you went about making that decision?
I'd love to hear it, and maybe some other people on the list would like to hear it too! So if you have a story, I'd sure love it if you'd leave a comment below!
Also, I have an update- there's now a Donate button set up for the Christmas socks! Now that was a great idea. Thank you for that.
Check it out below!
If you'd rather donate actual socks (brand new ones!), you can mail them to:
365 av Duluth Est
Montreal QC H2W 1J3
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