Spring 2021 was a false re-start, but it had a serious upside
Revisiting and posting an update to my 2021 vintage selling journey. I’ve continued to make vintage sales and I really truly cannot stay away from vintage clothing, I saw my last blog about relaunching from back in March 2021. How unpredictable life can be!
I ended up deciding to make my spare time “project” finding another job. The place where I was working ended up being a bad fit for me on so many levels, and hearing that the “Great Resignation” was happening, I decided to take advantage of other people leaving their jobs! Needless to say, it didn’t take me long from brushing off my resume to landing a new job. My new job is doing marketing for a niche ecommerce company, and I’m able have a great balance of contributing meaningfully and being perfectly overwhelmed with learning new information and skills.
Burnout is a real thing, and back around 2016 I burned out on vintage, photography, and everything about where I was at that time. Lately I’ve realized that I’m experiencing burnout again. Obviously not burnout of vintage clothes, but more of a burnout on myself and on anything that’s touted as “self improvement” or “being productive”. The lazy rebel in me just wants to chill the fuck out and do something halfway normal, like watching television or shopping at the mall or something (do people still go to malls?).
The times I’ve previously tried to not do anything productive, I’ve either been legitimately sick or it’s led down interesting rabbit holes like learning about various species of sea slugs. Since it’s winter, and I can’t go walk all the time, and I’m more or less settled in my new job, it is legitimately time to reboot my vintage… or clean the house (but working on this fun hobby is so much less of a chore)! I think… That is, if I am over being burned out of my self.