This Year for Cloth & Roll

I will be the first to admit that I haven’t been the most regular posting blogger. The goal I set myself when I started Cloth & Roll sort of became unachievable when work and life ramped up. This time will be a little different.

I definitely don’t think I’m alone in wanting to radically shake up my world this year. There is a certain malaise that is taking hold post-covid where something in my day to day isn’t hitting in the same way.

Last year, the influence of Gen Z’s ‘quiet quitting’ shifted value away from what we do for work as the main pillar that informs our identity. I felt like this sort of pulled the rug out from under me but also shone a light on why I have always felt slightly uncomfortable when answering the question ‘what do you do for work?’.

And yet Tiktok is full of clips of people asking strangers what they do for a living, how much they make a year, and somehow equating that brief interaction to happiness, success, and worth. Maybe I’m just a bit over this narrative.

I can definitely connect to the concept of work not having to be the thing that brings me joy anymore or the thing that I have to pursue with wild, aggressive ambition. I recognise that this is a privileged position to be in, but one I am only able to do because of many years of grinding the 9-5 (more like 7-7). So that’s what I’m going to tune in to this year and these pages are where I’m going to figure it out.

I want to continue having conversations that the making community want to have. I want to continue making, and sharing that journey and process with others. I want to further research the topics that I feel I only know superficially but have wanted to deep dive into for so long. So give the blog a follow if this sounds like your jam, and lets see how Cloth & Roll evolves.

1 comment

  1. Loving this latest post. You’re speaking about something that I also am going through. It’s an odd time work wise but presents an opportunity for positive change.

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