I have been working on my Etsy store for years. By that, I mean I have had great intentions for years, that I have crept up to the finish line frequently, that I have almost but not quite gotten it open for business. So, in the last few weeks, I have made getting my pictures uploaded, downloaded, and in place for my grand opening, a priority.

Everything was going along swimmingly until, out of the blue, my photographs were not being imported and exported correctly. I was horrified but plowed through until the whole photography side of the process went kaput!

I began to think that possibly I was getting a signal from the universe that having a shop was not in my cards.


But, just when I thought all was lost, when I thought I had read every manual I could, when I had scanned Google from aperture to “zip file,” something happened and opened a portal I could walk through, and the problem was solved!

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This is what Ben Huberman calls “the struggle to close the gap between an idea and its realization.” And because I decided to “push through” instead of giving up, I will have my Kinship Gardens Etsy store, and I will succeed in realizing a dream I have had for, as I said, a few years.trophy-1392993_960_720

No, I may not have a “first place store” but I bet I have a store that does well because I’ve decided to be a push-through Patty, not a give-up Grace!


Author: gebbysmith

I am a retired school teacher, school administrator, designer, retail business- owner, writer, fisherman, gardener, music-lover, dance-lover, theater-lover who lives in Mississippi. My husband, four doggies, and I live on a small farm and have fun every day making things and working on our house..

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