Not meaning to start the post off on a negative vibe but life’s been sort of catching up with me lately. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, in fact it’s times like these when I get a little stressed out, run down and overworked that I force myself to step back and reevaluate what is important and why I feel this way.
Work // Life Balance
HAHA this phrase makes me LOL, literally. I hardly know anybody who is ambitious, in their twenties and working the industry who has got the “work/life balance” down. In big cities especially, I always feel like BALANCE is some sort of pipe dream. All my friends work full time to pay the bills whilst plugging away at some sort of “extracurricular” creative career.
Once I heard a saying; Grind in your 20’s, Build in your 30’s, relax in your 40’s. As a centennial I’ve almost accepted that my 2nd decade on planet earth has turned into some sort of weird ticking time bomb (digital obviously) until we all turn 30. When I walk into a party I’ve got on my sassy pants, champagne in one hand, but the game face never comes off. It’s like we’ve become attuned to never turning off incase of FOMO when opportunity comes knocking and SHIT we fell sleep or something stupid. Urghhhh no wonder people hit 32 and move to the country.
Instead of fighting the beast I’ve accepted life’s not going to change anytime soon, at least not whilst I’m busy learning new skills and discovering what I want from life. So, best just to strap myself in and keep on riding the rollercoaster for a few more years.
Rebalancing Myself // Part 2
Since embracing the hectic-ness of life it’s made me look back into my own wellbeing. There was a time about 4 years ago when I was constantly ill due to excess partying and not taking care of myself (read more on my first RM post back from jan). I was a student, didn’t really work and had like 3 responsibilities in life; feed myself, go to 2 lectures a week and get as drunk as often as possible. Now my week is a little more busy I’m taking much better care of myself.
If you have been following me on snapchat you’ll have heard me mention the 2 month health/body/mind overhaul I’m working on with Nike to try and create the healthiest and strongest version of me. I need to be fighting fit when life is this crazy. There will be more on the blog & Youtube about this soon but you can checkout my #RebalancingMyself twitter & insta hashtag to get up to speed in the meantime.
Summer Where Art Thou?
Being an eager beaver I couldn’t wait to spend a months salary on a new summer wardrobe, I was so sick of wearing jeans and jumpers, normcore overdose. May and June I saturated my closet with bold prints, little summer dresses and new sandals only to be met with rain storms 4 days a week. I’ve since though FUCK IT. If summer won’t come to me, I’ll bloody go to summer and I’ve been bolding wearing short skirts and sandals ever since rain or shine. The legs are OUT! Luckily I have 2 x summer trips booked which is guaranteed sun, sand and summer vibes all round so I will get some use out of those clothes after all.
You may have noticed the summer sales have started? Great! Everything I bought in May is now half price…(typed in a sarcastic tone). But it’s not all bad. I’ve made a few investments in pieces that I was coveting but were a little expensive at the time. Like this gorgeous silky oriental embroidered bomber jacket from Zara. The fact it’s reversible gives it hefty dual functionality tick. I also picked up this Ivory slip dress with black lace on the hem. From £59.99 to £29.99 I’m saving this for my next formal summer occasion.
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