One week from today I’ll be putting the finishing touches on my display table and anxiously awaiting the arrival of the first customers. This is because one week from today I’ll be at Rhode Island Comic Con in Providence, RI. As this only is my second show as a vendor, and my first out of the state, to say I’m a little nervous is a bit of an understatement.
As with my first time at Steel City Con, I have had many sleepless nights worrying about what could happen. We are leaving late Thursday afternoon/early evening – will we have any problems getting there? Will the New England weather be accommodating? Will it be easy to find where I’m supposed to be. Add to that this is my first time ever attending a convention in Rhode Island. At least with Steel City Con I had the benefit of knowing the layout, having been there multiple times as a guest, and it was close to home, so the additional expenses were minimal. This is completely uncharted territory.
I worry, too, will I have enough products – will I not sell anything – I check and double check all my stitches, but has something happened and there is a tear? I mean endless scenarios of self-doubt go through my head. Part of me wonders if it was so wise to jump into the vending arena this early in my business life – part of me wonders if I would have done this when I had essentialEme (my essential oil business) if that would still be going strong today.
I know that whatever happens is going to happen – logically. And I know that I need to just relax and try to enjoy the experience. However, those little voices in my head just don’t want to quiet. They want to torment me with insecurities and doubts. Fingers crossed all will go well and the show will be a success – I hope to even see some of you there if you are in the Rhode Island vicinity.
I’m sure there will be a ton of pictures on Instagram (@lilluvviesamigurumi) of what is going on at the show. I will also do a wrap up here once I get home and get settled. The only bad bit of planning is I come back from Rhode Island and in about a month, I have Steel City Con again. I need to pay more attention to the calendar when planning these in the future to give me time to restock.
Okay, I’m off to furiously crochet and get as much stored up as possible before next week. Wish me luck.
Hugs and cuddles,