Judging from the blogs I've been reading, I'm guessing that many of you feel the same way.
Aren't we lucky?
But I'm wondering if any of you can also identify with this problem...
I find myself going through long periods of time where I become so immersed in that long ago world of the 1920's to 1960's...
...that I'm hardly conscious of what's happening in the world around me today -2010.
I'm gloriously happy being in that state for months at a time.
Completely surrounded by my old, musty & worn things, day in and out.
Spending evenings and weekends caught up in antiques: buying, selling, researching, and blogging about them...
And then suddenly... BURN OUT!
Things that are old and worn lose their charm. Life feels out of balance. And I have a longing to be part of the modern world, but I don't quite know how to pull myself out of the time warp I've been in, and move into the present.
Photo courtesy of Creepy Shack
Well, that's what happened to me about a month ago. Big time vintage burnout. You may have noticed - my blog posts were dwindling, I stopped selling on eBay, and I had to drag myself out of the door to estate sales on Saturdays.
Does this sound familiar to you at all? Do you go through these cycles too?
Luckily, a few weeks ago my thoroughly modern sisters...
...came to my rescue and took me to...
...for a post-birthday celebration and a huge dose of modern-day commercialism.
After being surrounded by old, chipped, cracked, crazed, torn and worn for months - I was suddenly immersed in shiny, bright and new.
I loved it! It was exactly what the doctor ordered. I felt like going on a buying spree, but I limited my purchases to a couple pairs of brand new shoes from Payless Shoe Store. (I'm used to shopping in second-hand stores, so this was a step up. ;-)
These are my favorites. As you can see, there's nothing vintage about them...
Today, I had the urge to play dress-up with some pretty vintage costume jewelry.
I'm a little shy about having my picture taken. But I always appreciate seeing photos of all of you in your blogs, so I figured that fair is fair!
And then after I took these photos, I grabbed a big pile of old magazines and catalogs, and plopped them on my bed...
So, no worries - I've still got that passion in me. And I won't desert you. Because I've still got plenty of visions of vintage sugar-plums dancing around in my head that I want to share with you.
But I'm also determined to try to lead a more balanced life, and avoid future burnout by keeping at least one foot firmly planted in 2010. That probably will mean less blogging for a while - but I know you'll understand.
Thanks for your friendship...enjoy the rest of the weekend!