It's been ages since I've blogged and I decided, in the midst of the 85 projects I have going on, that I should take a few moments to let you (if you're still out there) know what's been goin' on...
The past few years have brought a lot of changes. I went back to work in "the real world" ( as-in "not working from home selling vintage and blogging".) What started out as a two day a week receptionist position has evolved into a full-time PR/Marketing/Fundraising job for a 125 year old non-profit in Providence. I also have increased my volunteer work and average about 25 hours a month doing what is near and dear to my heart. In addition to that: I'm the proud mother of a beautiful teenager and yes, I'm still a housewife. As wonderful as that all is and has been, it has not allowed very much time to devote to my beloved hobby of vintage treasure-hunting & selling.
I've debated for the past year about what to do...the pendulum of indecision has swung from "I'm just going to donate everything" to "I'll bulk-list my entire collection in an eBay Auction" to "I'll have a private sale for vintage dealers and let them shop to their heart's content at wholesale prices"...and everything in-between. In the end, no solution seems to work because the thought of no longer being involved in the VW (Vintage World), even the tiniest bit, breaks my heart and I feel depressed at the very thought of it.
One thing I will say about myself is that I'm a HARD WORKER. I give 500% to everything I undertake...and as admirable as that sounds, it can actually be a curse, too. I ran myself so ragged late this summer I ended up bed-ridden for almost 3 weeks with a FUO - (Fever of Unknown Origin in case you didn't know what that acronym stands for (as I did not.) I was sleeping up to 18 hours a day. All of my lab tests came back "normal" and multiple mono tests also came back negative. But I was so exhausted I was out of work for over three weeks; and even now, a month later, I still have brain fog and could fall asleep in a millisecond. I understand that something has to "give". I'm coming up on the big 50 (?!) in October and have had to admit that I can't burn the candle at both ends the way I always have.
Who knows what the days, weeks, & months ahead will bring...in the meantime I'll be doing what I can behind the scenes for "Tales" & "The Shoe". As always, if you are looking for something specific for a party or special event, please EMAIL ME and I'll be happy to check my inventory for you.
xx ~ Michelle