I’ve been somewhat remiss in maintaining this blog and have been trying to figure out why. I think there’s a few reasons:
- I do not thrift shop as often as I once did and I think that’s because my work schedule changed 3 years ago when I began a new job – I work more days than I used to. I also walk to work and don’t pass by any thrift shops on my way home, so the casual, drive-by thing I used to do, doesn’t happen anymore. So, less thrifting = less to blog about.
- The older I get, the less stuff I need/want. Why does it take age to figure that out? Maybe it has to do with the realization that I’m getting to the point in my life where I may have to downsize and the thought of doing that is overwhelming already, nevermind if I add more stuff. So, I think my thrift habits have changed from acquirement-focused to replacement-focused.
- Sad realities. I had a challenging autumn with people close to me going through some significant challenges in their lives and when that happens it always makes everything else seem irrelevant. Finding a great deal in a thrift shop is awesome but it is meaningless when someone’s child or parent dies or someone you love has serious health or mental health issues. And then there was the whole election south of the border… I despair at the meanness of it all. I don’t even want to talk about that. So, general malaise, maybe? But then I was so inspired by the Women’s Marches around the world, turning a negative into a positive. So no excuses!
One of the things I’ve always wanted to do with this blog is to encourage others, to inspire readers to consider the positive aspects of living a frugal, thrift-conscious, environmentally friendly lifestyle. So for this year, I want to re-focus on those things, explore them more deeply and hopefully in doing so re-inspire myself and hopefully you too! I’m hoping you’ll engage with me as I explore topics that might be important to you as well. If you have ideas for things you’d like me to tackle, I’m open to suggestions. And if I do find some great deals in thrift shops along the way, I’ll be sure to share those with you.
Look for a new blogpost later this week!