I stayed up past my bedtime last night to listen— girl, you speak to my HEART!! I so appreciate your insight into the birth community side of things, too. I’m right there with you on all counts. And you totally nailed it with the validation piece. When I opened my bow business, I had SO much positive feedback and lots of purchases and things have slowed a bit lately (a mix, I’m sure, of me kinda dropping the social media ball and also people aren’t really doing a lot of ‘for fun’ shopping right now), but the lack of positive feedback has me feeling like I want to run and hide! It’s just so great to know those feelings aren’t unique to me, and I’m grateful for the reminder to push through the fear of failure ❤️ You are just such a joy to listen to and so insightful and compassionate!