having these weird thoughts latelythinking a lot lately about cosplay and fandom, and the more I think, the more I realize that I am 100% burnt out. Maybe it’s just been this year, because this year has had a lot of drama and stress, with fandom drama and really over-the-top cosplay drama and also just Real Life Problems—that last bit being the things I really need to focus on but that I often find myself sacrificing for this hobby. And cosplay is just a hobby to me.
I believe that if a hobby isn’t fun, I shouldn’t do it. Maybe this crafting break is just what I needed.
Sorry for the like, it was not yay you’re having a break! but more an empathetic thing.
Definitely take a break if you need it. I’ve had several and they’ve all been.. different… and for different specific reasons.
I have to admit the current flood on social media has left me a bit on the wary side.