There’s a very blurry line between my work and my life and this line is becoming blurred for more people around me. The world we live in today allows us to create the careers we want. It’s not just bloggers that need to share an insight into their lives anymore but entrepreneurs, business owners and brands are also sharing behind the scenes, where they go for lunch and what they are wearing to the gym. When I first started my blog and sharing things on social media, none of my home friends were really into it yet now most of them are building personal brands and becoming kick ass business women and men in their own field. It’s amazing! The power of social media really is changing the world but what is it doing to our lives…
I don’t work in an office with regular work hours so sometimes I’ll be on the go all day and then be on my Macbook all night. Yes you might see me at brunch in the week with other blogger friends but then I’ll be working away all day Saturday and Sunday. My job is certainly no 9-5. But is any job 9-5 now?
My best friend and I were discussing the “Friday feeling” the other day. You know that feeling where all your work is done and you have a weekend ahead of literally no work, no checking your phone, complete switch off. I can’t remember the last time I had this Friday feeling, I don’t really even get it before a holiday anymore as I love my work so much and social media is constant, my mind is constant; I’m always writing and thinking and wanting to do more. I love this!
I feel so blessed that I never feel like I work a day in my life but on the other side, life is my work. There’s no Monday feeling but there’s no Friday feeling either. So where does that leave me and how do I bring my excitement for life level down before I explode!?
I love my work, I love my life but both make me feel very fast paced all the time. Teaching, writing, filming, shoots, planning, events, meetings, travelling all fit under the work umbrella then socialising, eating out, travelling again, seeing friends, going to museums, the theatre, writing, reading, exploring, seeing family, cooking are all things that get me excited about life.
Then there’s this bit in between work and life where it’s quite frankly a little dull. The sitting on a packed train, food shopping and going to the dentist are all considered mundane moments but they are actually parts of my life that I treasure. When I go to the dentist, I don’t have to be a best friend, a business woman, an expert, I can simply be a human going to get her teeth checked. Sexy.
The thing is, there’s no perfect life. There’s the highs and the lows and the fun parts and the dull parts. In London, it always feels like we should be doing something, moving forwards, meeting new people, going to a new cafe or bar, attending events but I’m all for treasuring the bit in between all that, where we are all equal. So next time your sitting in the doctors waiting room or queuing for the bus feeling like life is so bloody dull take the opportunity to feel grounded, grateful and blessed.
Love, Lottie x