The end of the school year always fills me with conflicting emotions. Am I happy for classes to be over? Yes. Happy to be able to see my high school friends everyday? Of course. Happy to be moving home with Mom and Dad? Negative. What about working long hours in 90 degree weather for almost no money? Heck no. All of a sudden mandatory twice a week blog posts don’t seem so bad.
Even with all that circulating in my head, I’m always impressed with the amount I have grown throughout the year. Not to get too sentimental on a a blog about consignment shopping, but I am incredibly happy with the way this daunting project turned out. At the start of this blogging assignment I was prepared to drop the class or discover a new hatred for writing; but to my surprise I stuck it out, had a little fun, and declared a journalism minor in the process.
While working on this blog I have met some wonderful people, learned that every little shop has it’s own story, and most importantly I realized that no two stores are alike. I also have a new-found respect for successful bloggers—it’s not an easy job and they don’t get the credit they deserve.
So where does the end of the semester leave me as a blogger? Unfortunately this marks the end of thriftadelphia. Though I’ve enjoyed my time with this blog, I will be out of South Jersey for the summer and, well, this is a blog about South Jersey consignment shopping!
For those of you who are deeply saddened by that statement (Mom…), I do intend on starting a new blog this summer about budget fashion, recreating celebrity looks for less, and of course a little consignment shopping! So check up on thriftadelphia periodically this summer to see if I’ve posted a link to the new blog. In the meantime be sure to check out some of my favorite stores!