So, I participated in a craft fair yesterday and simply cannot hide my disappointment. I did not sell ONE. SINGLE. THING. While I’d like to blame it on the fact that it was an outdoor fair on a cold, rainy day, I can’t because there were still plenty of people in attendance and other vendors didn’t seem to struggle quite as much as I did.
Days like this make me really question all of the time, energy, and money I’ve spent on my efforts to make my dreams a reality. I have goals and I have things I’d like to work toward, but I’ve been trying for almost a year now and I’m even farther behind than when I started.
Overall I feel hopeless and completely discouraged. Normally I’m a pretty positive, upbeat person, but I’m also human and have to say that this experience has shaken my generally sunny disposition. I worked tirelessly (literally…I was up until 4:30a the night before) at beefing up my inventory for this and even creating new products, but to no avail. I was, at one point, handing out single paper flower stems with my cards FOR FREE and people were saying “No thanks.”
What keeps the rest of you from throwing in the towel? How do you come back from a day like this?
P.S. Here’s a grainy photo of the pillows that didn’t sell.