Hug it out.
One of my tasks this week is to send out emails and social media reminders about my next pop-up show. With Tuesday’s election outcome, I’ve had a hard time bringing myself to do it. It feels superficial and irrelevant right now. I’ve been in a post-election fog trying to understand this new reality and make sense of what just happened. I feel frustrated, scared, and helpless about the new Trump government and political landscape. I ask myself, “How can I rally others and tell them to forget what’s going on and buy stuff?”
Then I laid awake last night and realized this maker community I’ve recently joined is more than just selling and making a buck. It’s about following a passion, sharing ideas, connecting with and supporting others. It’s a movement and community that greatly inspired me to follow my heart and start my own business. I’ve found it to be an inclusive group that’s working together towards something bigger, better, and beyond just making and selling stuff.
No one knows what lays in our future but I do know that the divisiveness has exhausted me. I want to move forward but am not sure how. It seems that if we take it one step at a time together, we can begin to heal, empower, and advance. This can begin with a simple hug, regardless of our party affiliations, race, religion, nationality, etc.
So I invite everyone to come by the Lacson Ravello pop-up at West Coast Craft this weekend for just that—a simple hug. I think we could all use one.