Well WHAT a keeper of a weekend!
Seriously, I feel like I have blinked and it’s over! There are simply not ample words in the English language to articulate the gratitude we extend to Finders Keepers Market for providing and coordinating the blank canvas that is this epic market event. From the adrenaline (and caffeine) fuelled mayhem that was set-up, through the whirlwind of the market days (again – thank-you caffeine), to the giddy exhaustion of the pack-up – It felt like one big festival. And now that it is all over, I swear PMD (Post Market Depression) has begun to set in!
Having been a Finders Keepers Melbourne groupie for many years, the very notion of becoming a stallholder was both exciting and sick-to-the-stomach terrifying. Our business thus far has been born behind the veil of the Internet, so to put our faces out there, and really connect to our brand, was such a nerve-wracking moment. But what a supportive and creative environment this was! Business owners/operators were genuinely excited to see the success of others, supportive of their ideas and congratulatory of their successes. While we are well aware that the world of business can be cut throat, and the hustle is real, this environment was so incredibly inspiring, and re-created a sense of motivation that I’ll admit, sometimes ebbs and flows!
Lesson learnt: Keep going, don’t stop chasing your goals – You just might make it.