Although it's a bit long overdue, I'm roughly around the one month mark of starting my journey as a full-time blogger. The response that I received on my post about why I ultimately decided to pursue blogging as my full time gig was so overwhelmingly positive and I want to thank all of you for your well-wishes and good vibes. Myself, I love hearing honest updates from people when they make a major life change so I thought that I would touch base with you all and let you know how things have been going.
Honestly, I love blogging full-time; it's such a liberating feeling to know that you're working for yourself and have the freedom to create your own schedule. That being said, I feel like I'm just now starting to find my stride as a full-time blogger, and I still have a long way to go. For the first few weeks, moving from an office job to a full-time freelancer was much more stressful than I anticipated. I found that I wasted a lot of time just sitting at home and being anxious - so crazy considering that I had always dreamed about making my blog a full-time career! I couldn't understand why something that had excited me so much in the past was generating so much anxiety, to the point where some days I felt as though I physically couldn't leave my condo. While the first few weeks were pretty bad, they taught me the importance of developing a routine and incorporating some structure into freelance life. I also had Brian help me get organized financially which took a huge weight off my shoulders and since I've been able to focus more on being creative and creating content.
I still have a long way to go until I totally find my stride as a full-time blogger, but just typing this post makes me realize how far I've come in a month's time so that is reassuring. I'll definitely be open and honest with you along the way, and am looking forward to updating you guys when I hit 6 months - hopefully I'll have the same feeling of progress as I do now.
|Shirt - c/o Chicwish, Jeans - Topshop Petites, Shoes - c/o Stuart Weitzman, Bag - Chloe|
On to the outfit! I know that sleeve details are going to be a huge trend come Spring, and you really can't get any more dramatic than the cascading bell sleeves of this off-the-shoulder top. I love the amount of drama and personality these sleeves bring to an otherwise very basic outfit of white top and black jeans. I can't wait until the weather warms up so I can wear this blouse with coloured culottes or a skirt.
What do you guys think? Have you ever struggled when you achieved what you had been dreaming about for so long? Do you like these update posts? Let me know!