Pulling out all of my last summer archives because I honestly do not feel like purchasing more new summer clothes. With the end of summer looming and my vacation countdown getting smaller all I have been thinking about is slowing things down. My full time job has kept me so busy that at the end of the day or even midday I cannot think about anything else. Knowing this was a task to juggle both, I don’t have the freedom to dedicate as much time as I’d like to with my blog. As of now this is just a hobby, but a hobby that I am in love with. I miss not being able to post as frequently as I’d like to or interact as much as I’d love to… these may sound like a bunch of excuses but hear me out.
There are only so many hours in the day, understanding that it takes sacrifice and hustle to get my blog off the ground I also fully accept that it takes time. Time that I am very much limited to. I am the only person working on my blog.. this includes: writing the posts, finding the outfits, linking all of the outfits, promoting myself on all social media platforms, interactions with other bloggers and followers, researching outsourcing, and mainly my own photographer/editor. My new job requires a huge adjustment period, not only did I change industries but I am looking to grow my career as well. A little late in the game but all at once I seemed to find my passion followed by an amazing job opportunity. Balancing both is going to take some serious effort.. and as of right now, my steady pay check will always come first. Not because I have to pay the bills (and use the extra money to shop for some awesome looks) but because I truly enjoy where this opportunity may take me. Ultimately my goal is to balance both, I only switched jobs early in the spring so I am still getting my bearings on this balancing act.
What I did realize is that running myself into the ground isn’t per say the best idea nor is it a great suit for me right now. As much as I want to hit the ground running I cannot do it half assed. Developing consistency here is a struggle between my work life and social life, I try my best but some days we just need to zen out and take a break. I have really awesome things planned for when I get back from my vacation! So zoning out and getting that much needed rest is not only what the doctor’s are telling me to do but what my soul needs.
This quick little photoshoot I did with my brother’s girlfriend show just that. No shoes, just absorbing what nature on my front lawn has to offer… soon enough it will be the west coast beaches! I don’t want this excuse to sound like another blog post of me complaining about my balancing act between work and blogging – because it isn’t. I hope that this reaches someone who also has the same situation as I do. The few bloggers that I have interacted with I have a much different lifestyle than I do, they have a job that is either part time or flexible time where they can still accomplish time for their blogging. Not something that is for me personally. I hope to discover the perfect balancing act and continue to share my looks and fun ways to shop on a budget 🙂
Follow me on twitter as I’ve been lately gravitating towards it.. I quickly can tweet out a thought to all of my followers or quickly interact… Instagram takes some time since I am constantly inspired by all of the postings 😉
- Skies are Blue Beach Pants (closet archives) | Similar pair here |
- Garage High Neck Crop Top (closet archives) | Similar items from Forever 21 or Urban Outfitters |