Yesterday, I took several steps forward. Well, more like leaps... and it felt good. I made contact with two very special people about wholesale orders for my journals. I have not heard back yet, but that's ok. Of course, I hope I do, and I hope my efforts led somewhere, but even if they didn't, I made the effort. I proved things to myself.
Today, I will take more steps. Steps towards my ultimate independance. Steps toward my true North. I know from past experience that the more I take these baby steps, the more likely they will lead somewhere. I read somewhere that Stephen King put a nail on the wall, and when he was submitting his first manuscript, he would put his rejections up on that nail. The nail was full before he was accepted. Consider my nail up. I am ready.
I've done the work. Inner and outer. I know who I am. I know my work. Rejection will not kill me, it will just make me more determined. So, I am taking baby steps. They will turn into leaps!