So anyway, I made the decision to start a Team myself: Expression Over Depression, and drew up the criteria and even made the Team badge one night when the insominia was unbareable. It felt good, it felt like I may be at the heart of a wee community, a vehicle for change as well. Well I soon found that I couldn't cope, oh the irony; I couldn't make the Team into the great chatty, treasury making, shop promoting, gift swapping place I wanted, who did I think I was?!!! I panicked.
In stepped my bestest Pal Rosemary, or Selkie Crochet as she is better know in Etsy circles. She is always on my side and we have one of those realtionships where if I don't hear from her after a days silence I get antsy, lol. She saved me yet again and has continued to run the Team as 'Captain', with me as a very unproductive 'Leader'.
That's not to say that I don't think about the group of people there a lot and I don't plan things we could do to blouster eachother because I do. But I haven't done anything, I haven't pushed myself and today I got that little sign from the Etsy Gods and from Rosemary (thank you!) to got for it, to just try.
This is what I received in the post this morning -
By all rights Rosemary should have kept this and the stickers and temporary tattoo that came as well but she thought I deserved it. She also thought it would cheer me up after the particularly horrendous period I have just been through were I got so caught up in the darkness of Depression that I could only see one way out, one very stupid and selfish and scary-now-to-think-about way out.
** So here I am writing about my Team and I am going to humbly ask them to say hello to you in the comments section - leave a link to their shop or blog. **
I am rejuvenated and I have one person to thank....I love you Rosemary xxxx
I have just been on a random 'walk about' through the members list and I'm sorry to say that so many of the shops are empty, closing, on holiday or not recently stocked so maybe not going so well...umm such is the life of a depressive. Maybe I was jumping the gun earlier with my enthusiasm :(