Why I Haven't Done Craft Shows in the Past

Updated: Oct 8, 2020

So, many of you have ask why I haven't ventured in the Craft Show circuit. The answer is pretty simple.

Fatigue. And Heat. But mostly fatigue.

I have MS and one of the biggest things I have to do is balance my energy. I give up one thing to do another. It's a constant juggling act. For those of you thinking, OH, I'M TIRED, I TOTALLY FEEL HER....I tell people that tired and fatigue are two different things. Tired can be remedied with sleep. Fatigue typically is not. One day of me stupidly 'over-doing it' can result in 2 days of not being able to get anything done.

A lot of the bigger craft shows happen in the summer and many MSers, including myself deal with sensitivity to heat. It's funny because for years people thought I was just a whine bag (and I'm incredibly extra and probably whiny too), but I HATED being outside when it was 1000 degrees. It was just miserable to me. My body absolutely revolts at heat. Fatigue gets worse. I lose feeling, etc.

As you can see, Craft Shows just haven't been an option for me. That makes me sad, actually because I LIKE people and I can't actually think of a better way to show people what I love to do and get my product in front of them. It simply hasn't been an option. Enter 2020-year of the world burning, me being stuck at home continuing to try to grow something I love and be positive (mostly). This holiday season some craft shows are going virtual, y'all! I'm thrilled! It's like this perfect chance for me to do something that I won't always be able to do!

So, I started the process. You have to submit applications. Pay money. Wait. Good stuff like that. Well, I found out last week that I was accepted for the one I REALLY wanted and I am so excited (and a little scared! 😦) I hope you’ll shop with me and other amazing artisans Nov 28-29

But I wanted you guys to know that I found a little ray of hope in the middle of the world burning in 2020. Anything good happening in your world?