On Sunday, I took the plunge and finally opened my Etsy shop, ErinElizabethJohnson. The actual work of opening the shop was fairly simple, but taking the first steps towards this goal were hard for me. I had talked with friends and family members about opening a shop many times, but procrastination and fear were my biggest hurdles. It was easy to say that I didn’t have any work that was good enough to sell to strangers or that it seemed too complicated to do. I would spend hours researching how to open the shop without any action. But, there is no perfect shop opening, you learn best by doing. For now, my shop features original watercolor paintings and embroidered fiber art.