What, you’re working part-time? Are you sick? Do you have a kid? And what do you do with all that free time?
Yes, those are the exact questions I got asked by several people already when they heard I work ‘only’ part-time in my corporate job. I have never really shared this decision with you guys and neither have I updated you on how my life feels now. Am I getting bored? Do I finally have time to tackle all these To-Do’s that were in my head constantly? Am I happy? What are my plans for the future? Let’s look at my part-time corporate girl self: six months in.
Here I am – back from a rather involuntary blogging pause and back with a message. Today, I’ll share with you why I had to take a pause from blogging, why I failed to get back to it as quickly as planned and whether I am still really dedicated to it.
I’m wondering when we reached the point of blogging being seen as a dream job. With ‚Instagrammer’ or ‚YouTuber’ being one of the TOP answers of teenagers when they got asked about their preferred careers and the amount of websites focusing on teaching people how to monetize a blog rising, it seems to me that bloggers are our generation’s popstars. So in case you’re dreaming of a career between parcel deliveries, breakfasts in Paris and fancy invitations this blog post is for you. Is blogging a dream job? And are YOU ready to face this drawbacks of the blogging industry?
I am always trying to be 100% honest with you guys and truth is during my Christmas/NYE break I somehow lost the ability to produce written content. I wouldn’t say that I was all lazy during those days but rather that most of the time I was involved in getting done ‘straight forward’ activities such as ‘wrap presents’, ‘prepare documents for tax consultant’, ‘answer this e-mail’, ‘clean apartment’ etc. And these activities were anything but creative or stimulating in terms of inspiration.
Some days ago I was having dinner with my Mom. It was one of those very seldom evenings when it’s just the two of us and we can finally enjoy some mother-daughter time and talk about all these girly topics. Naturally, we started to talk about blogging (sorry, Mom, I’m just too obsessed 😉 ) when she dropped the statement “I would have never thought, that you’ll keep up blogging for so long. I thought you’ll make 2-3 outfit shots and then you’ll be fed up with it”. I actually wasn’t at all surprised about her opinion looking back at myself when I was still a kid/teenager.
When I was still in university (which honestly seems like a decade ago, boohoo!) I used to maintain a bunch of unhealthy habits. And with unhealthy I don’t necessarily mean those habits involved doing something that was potentially harming my health. I am rather talking about things I did that were harming the likelihood of me having the life I would consider a good life.