Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Why it’s ok to fuck off your schedule and just live

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Sitting down to write a lil something for my blog feels a little alien to me. I can’t quite keep up the facade that I’m a dedicated blogger without putting up a post, right? My posts have been a bit thin on the ground and far and few between. Leaving it longer than a few days without posting something on my blog would usually leave me in a cold sweat. I was a slave to my blog and YouTube schedule. 3 posts a week and 2 videos minimum whilst trying to juggle a full time job and a social life - how ridiculous.

The past few months I kind of just started to [to put it bluntly] fuck it off. I was bored planning everything I was doing around my blog, not really living. It was taking over my life and not in a good way. I’d start to get panicky if one weekend I couldn’t create anything or if I had plans instead of a free weekend to get on top of my to do list that to be honest wasn’t that urgent. Heck I even started getting stressed about the clothes I wanted to wear because it might have been too close to the last time I wore and posted about. All silly, silly things and unhealthy behaviours I needed to snap out of post-haste.


The thing is, blogging whilst having a full time job is hard, weekends or your days off become precious and are usually the only times where you can really sink your teeth into content creation for the upcoming weeks. It’s also the only time you can socialise, rest, chill all the things you want to do to have a balanced life style - mine was certainly not. That’s why I decided to just cool it. At first it was hard to fall out of a blogging pattern, I was worried that not posting constantly and forever updating my YouTube and social channels would mean I would be forgotten and that I wouldn’t get any work. If anything I would say I’m busier than ever [trying not to sound wanky] and it only seems to be gaining momentum which is freaking fab and shits on the aforementioned “must be busy to the brink of burnt and become a recluse” theory.

So, with all these clumsy paragraphs of what I’m trying to say in mind, I’ve become a casual blogger. Not to be misconstrued with blogging at a half arsed rate. I’ll still be putting my all in, I’ll still be grafting and I’ll still be grateful for everything - big or small that comes my way because of my blog, but just at a healthier and normal pace.

Photos: Kaye Ford

Wearing:
Top Topshop | Skirt The Ragged Priest | Shoes VansxLazyOafs | Ring*  The Killing Tree



Alternative fashion blogger foxxtailz
Alternative fashion blogger foxxtailz
Alternative fashion blogger foxxtailz
Alternative fashion blogger foxxtailz
Alternative fashion blogger foxxtailz
Alternative fashion blogger foxxtailz
Alternative fashion blogger foxxtailz
Alternative fashion blogger foxxtailz
Alternative fashion blogger foxxtailz
Alternative fashion blogger foxxtailz
Alternative fashion blogger foxxtailz

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2 comments

  1. Jess!! Love these photos of you! Honestly you rock the heart-shaped sunglasses trend so well! And I totally agree with you, working full time and blogging, is stressful! I'm glad you're trying to manage it all! <3
    Kinga xx
    http://rockthisrunway.com/

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  2. I feel this! I always get supercharged blogging in my holidays and then feel the need to keep it up when I go back to uni but I need to learn to just step back, I want to make the occasional quality content rather than pressuring to post a lot. Most of the stuff I now create takes so much time and I don't want to stop doing that so I'm just gunna chill, I didn't lose all of my followers cause I didn't post in 3 months.
    Also loving this look, and the backdrop!

    The Quirky Queer

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