After the Vend
After the event comes project planning. After the tear down and the load out, you review what worked and what didn't about the event so you know what to do better next time. Not just next time for this particular event, but at your next vending event. And project planning. Where do you go next with your business to keep moving you forward on your path to success?
For me, it is pattern design. I know what I want to make and I have the sewing skill. I just need the know how on how to make a pattern. And so that is my next project/challenge—pattern making.
Which will be interspersed with costuming for costume college. And prepping my classes for costume college. Oh crap, I forgot about costume college! Which leads us back to choices. I MUST go to costume college. I signed up to teach three classes, it's an agreement I made, so this is a must do. Costuming for costume college can be fudged slightly. I don't HAVE to go all out and create new gowns for each event. Many do, and I have in the past, but it is not a requirement.
So with that knowledge, I will make patterns. I will create my class content for Costume College. And if I have to limit my new costumes, then I will do that too. Choices move us forward in life. If A than B, but not X. It's ok to give yourself a break to save your sanity. Pick your battles and fight those battles well, and in the end, you will win at life.
That bit of pithy philosophy was brought to you by pre-event exhaustion. Seriously, out of town this weekend for a punk festival. So I will get NO sewing done this weekend. Or pattern making. But every now and then, you need to recharge.