I Can't Fit It All In & That's Fine
It seems quite apt that this post would publish somewhat late..
We all struggle to live the Rock star lifestyle, having the cake and eating it too etc etc. Instagram and Twitter and other platforms are fantastic for creating illusions of the 'perfect' life, and rarely (becoming less rarely but still rare) do we see the actual struggle that life is.
Life sucks. Life can really be Shit sometimes and you just have to make do with what you can. I'm learning this more and more all the time, as this week I was lucky enough to have someone ask for some private work done and I said yes. And then doctors appointments came up and parcels had to be sent and a lot of things happened right when I really needed them not to. But I'm juggling things around (I'm determined not to fall behind with the
) and making priorities whilst also trying to not let anyone down.
And it's absolutely exhausting.
It's been a long standing topic of conversation that online platforms only show the highlights of someone's life, the show-reel, quite often a portfolio among certain professions. Yet we're told to not believe the highlights as full truths. I don't know about you, but it's kinda hard to go from 'show your best work' or 'make your pictures stand out with this amazing trick', to 'don't believe everything', 'life isn't as pretty and sparkly as everyone makes out' because it's hard to remember that when you're looking at your blog crushes life and wishing yours was even a tiny bit the same.
We need to practice what we preach and show people that the lifestyle we've chosen is hard
rewarding at the same time. Show the messy floors. Show that bed head that has been that exact same shape for 4 days. Show the less glamorous side of what you do so that more people are more informed about what they believe they want. If I ever make it to be a well known blogger, I sincerely hope that I am transparent in what I do and how I feel, because it's exactly what I wish I saw more of now.
I am currently trying to fit so many different things into my life and to someone on the outside it may seem like I'm doing it. But in reality I'm still very new to it and am trying to get my head around it all. I've just started a new full time job, I want to have an amazing body (who doesn't) I can stand to look at in the mirror, I'm trying to kick off a part time freelance career, I've just moved in with my partner after what many will say is too long a time, I'm trying to look after myself and enjoy the city I moved to, I'm trying to see friends and family on a regular basis - and it's actually really hard to get everything in.
While it's amazing having plans most weekends, I'll randomly find myself inspired to do my art work in the middle of the day at work, or when I'm with my family. Or I'll remember that important thing I had to do right before bed and panic about the repercussions. It's not that fun a mindset to be in when I'm obsessively worried about something I've forgotten to do. I've found that I can handle this a lot better with little daily/timely hacks which I will share in a future post. With my little hacks I can reduce the headache that I have been known to get when I'm trying hard to remember everything that needs doing and can concentrate on the things that are top of the list.
Do you struggle to fit everything in? I hope that people are kinder to themselves when something slips, because we're here to enjoy life and build a life we want, which ultimately is always one with more fun and happiness and less stress and upset. What do you do to fit as much in as possible? Do you torment yourself if you forget to do something? What is something you can start now to make your life easier on yourself?