About 6 months ago I started my first proper job in fashion. I have been searching for a job within the fashion industry for the last 2 years so as you can imagine, I was incredibly happy to have landed myself a full time job in London. Naturally that meant my blog became much more of a side job, something that would have to take a little bit of a back seat in my life. To be honest with you, I wasn’t sure if I would really even get much time to work on it which is why my blog posts have been a little bit non existent over the last 6 months – getting my head around commuting, taking photos and still finding time to write has taken a bit of time.
To give you a little bit of background to how much time I have to myself in a day, this is roughly how my day goes.
Wake up: 5:30am
Leave house: 6:30am
Get to work: 8:30am
Leave work: 5pm
Get home: 7pm
Eat dinner & shower: 7 – 8pm
Essentially that is my day and the only time I have to work on my blog etc is between 8pm – 9:30pm. As you can imagine, some days all I want to do is lay in bed and go to sleep so I really am limited to how much I want to do when it comes to my blog.
So the question you really want to know the answer to is..how do I do it?
Well, It all starts with my Instagram. I have to admit, my instagram is my priority and I spend a lot of time making sure I have new content to share with you all whilst still making sure its not too samey.
I am very lucky to work in central London – just off of oxford street, which means there is an array of different back drops to choose from. I shoot my outfits daily during my lunch break with my work wife Izzy which means after eating, we have about 30 mins to find a spot to shoot, get the shot and get back to work. It’s not even just me shooting for the gram, it’s also Izzy so technically we have 15 minutes each and now that we’ve done it quite a few times we know exactly what each other wants to get out of the shoot.
When it comes to editing, I do it all on my commute home. I have a memory card reader that plugs into my phone to transfer the photos over. I favourite the ones I like, delete the ones I don’t and then edit them using the Lightroom app. That way they’re ready for posting whenever I need them.
The hard part is my blog. As I work in social media, I spend all day on the computer writing, scheduling and coming up with ideas for various things so by the time I get home to write, Im so done with looking at a computer screen and don’t want to spend another hour on my laptop. Im starting to change this around and get more on top of what I want to write so when I get home, I know exactly what Im writing. I have also started typing things up on my phone if I think of something I want to write about or have some thoughts on something and don’t want to forget them.
As I said before, some days all I want to do with my evenings is chill so a lot of my blog post writing happens on the weekend along with other things such as styling videos, planning outfits, youtube and extra Instagram content but at the same time, I do still want to enjoy my weekends not working and chilling out so Sundays are usually my blog working day which I do actually really enjoy as I can chill in my Pjs whilst watching movies and typing up my blog posts.
On top of all of this, I reply to emails when I get the chance – often on my commute home. And emails take forever, especially when you’re me and have only replied to the urgent emails.
It’s not the easiest of things having a full time job but still wanting to pursue a hobby which takes a lot of work but when you enjoy something, you just make the time where you can.