Ugh someone buy something from me. I need to pay my bills and put gas in my car.
I’m trying to get a big girl job but it hasn’t been going so great and I literally have $1.96 to my name right now and less than half a tank of gas in my car. I’m not asking anymore. I’M FUCKING BEGGING YOU.
Don’t tell me you support what I do. Support means to help bear the weight of something. Telling me you looked at my etsy store one time and it looks good is not supporting me. Telling me how cool my clothes are is not supporting me. Liking my status about a sale or item is not supporting me. Those things are encouraging, but not supportive. You really want to show support? How about actually BUYING something from me, like you said you would? How about actually sharing a post I made with your friends to help spread the word? How about actually sending me a photo of you wearing something you bought from me? Until you do any of these things, you are not supporting me and therefore I do not trust the “encouraging” things you try to say to me. No duh things are tough right now. If anyone understands that it would be me. But I refuse to compromise who I am, what I stand for and what I believe just to make YOU happy. I’ve sacrificed way too much already for this business. The only next step is to close it and shut it down completely. Even then, you probably wouldn’t notice. The difference between a salesperson and an artist is a salesperson sells a product. An artist sells themselves. My products, my creations, are ME. And when being ME isn’t enough to even put gas in my car to get by, it really makes me start to doubt everything I’ve ever been told. Words are just band-aids. Actions are the key to the healing and growing process. So shut up and do something for a change. What have you really got to lose?