Aug 25, 2021 | by Becky Oeltjenbruns
This afternoon I strolled down memory lane, reviewing all my past Cause A Frockus posts. I love the variety of topics we’ve been able to explore during the last eight years. I’ve been fortunate enough to interview so many different vintage experts, all deeply committed to preserving and celebrating history. Cause A Frockus has also hosted amazing contributing writers over the years. This passion project of mine has evolved into such a lovely little spot on the worldwide web and has exceeded my expectations.
I am writing this post today not as a farewell, but more as a note of gratitude and transparency. This blog has served as a fount of inspiration during difficult times and has been a beautiful weekly custom, allowing me to explore whatever my vintage-loving heart desired. I’m thankful for this virtual playground, but as I embark on new adventures it’s time to reassess.
Cause A Frockus will remain as it stands today and new content will be posted, just with a sporadic cadence. It’s time to show myself some kindness and embrace flexibility while I make space for the new.
Dear readers your support, emails and encouraging comments have meant the world to me. Of all the achievements, I’m most proud of the fact that in nearly a decade I’ve only received one mean-spirited comment. In a time when people often use the anonymity of a keyboard to wield malice, this data point gives me hope. (And speaks to the awesomeness of the vintage community in general!)
Whether your current season is joyful or challenging, I invite you to peruse our archives. I guarantee you’ll find something that can speak to you in this moment. As I search for the balance between making space and writing new content, I’ll leave you with this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt: “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
Three cheers to fresh chapters and may the vintage be with you!
– Becky Oeltjenbruns, Creative Director