Friday, June 13, 2014

Where Have I Been?

So I realize I've been pretty absent from the blog lately and I wanted to take a moment to explain why.

I'm a pretty private person despite the amount of social media you see from me around Vintage Baubles & Bits and so even most of my family has no idea of what's been going on in my life for the past two months... so here's the big reveal.

At the end of April I lost my day job, the one that actually pays the bills. As much as I would like the vintage job to be my only job, I'm not quite ready to give up a steady paycheck and take the chance on a fluctuating income just yet.

I was lucky, I got a month of severance and I had some time to hit the job market before things became really tight. You'd think that given all that extra free time I'd have spent it writing oodles of blogs right?! Well I actually didn't achieve any of that type of work, but what I did do was grow my inventory, expand into fine jewelry for the shop and photograph more than 100 new items for you all.

I also raised my Etsy shop inventory from 400 items to 500 items.

But I also took some time for myself. I went on vacation, yes vacation while unemployed. I'd had it scheduled and the money was spent, so why deny myself that gift?

I wasn't slacking on the job search either, in fact within the first two weeks of being unemployed I had four solid leads and at the end of my third week of unemployment I had a job offer. After accepting the position I finally started telling people about losing my position.

It's been two weeks since I started at my new job and I'm going through that phase of trying to learn the ropes, get invested in my new client's business and re-establish a routine. For awhile I'm going to be really busy with the day job and I'm probably going to be a terrible slacker when it comes to keeping up with my blog, but hopefully you'll all forgive me and stick with me as I get into my new groove!

I have tons of lovely new things to show you and stories from thrifting experiences to share. So check back now and then and I promise to be better and not go nearly two months between chats from here on out.

Hugs and tons of vintage love!