One of the things I get most frustrated at myself for is wishing the time away. I’m always looking forward to the next weekend away, the next holiday, the next blog shoot. When the time comes that I have my own house, and when I can be a full time blogger. Payday (gosh, I am always wishing for payday).
It’s harder than it seems sometimes to truly live in the moment. In your twenties, there usually is something to look forwards to- short term or long term, small or big. Whether its on the scale of a Bank Holiday night out in Manchester and a long awaited Rosso reservation, or a two week all inclusive trip to Mexico (you can tell what I’m looking forwards to at the moment!)- I’m always thinking about whatever it is happening next that’s going to get me through the next few weeks of work. It’s something to read reviews on, something to find an outfit for, and something to plan a fun make up look for.
Its also something I really, really need to stop doing.
I think when you’re not quite where you want to be whether its career wise or not, its hard not to. You’re working towards something inevitably- so it seems natural to spend most of your days day-dreaming about the ‘end goal’ to make it through the nine to five.
In my own case, the number one dream is to be a ‘full time blogger’ (as foreign as that may be to some). It’ll happen in just over a year, around the same time I buy my first house with bae. I’ll have tens of Pintrest mood boards at the ready to decorate my very own work-from-home office space; ring light, Mac Desktop computer, artificial hydrangeas and all. But for now, I spend most of my days at work enviously watching all my own fave bloggers Instagram stories live from Coachella, covered in glitter loving life- before jetting home to another blogger brunch full of Instagrammable breakfasts made up of avacado on toast and glasses of Prosecco.
Whatever the end goal is for you- whether you’re at university studying dreaming of your dream grad job, you’re saving up to go travelling in the summer but currently dying of boredom in your nine-to-five retail job, or you’re starting from the bottom (now we here) making cups of coffee and filing ‘the guy with the dream jobs’ paperwork we must find some way to enjoy ourselves on the way up.
It’s great to work towards something, but don’t let it consume your every day life. Enjoy the little things and try to learn from the rubbish parts along the way. It might just be a weekend chilling, your holiday might not be for another five months and you might not even be half way to having your house deposit- but I’m sure there’s plenty for us all to look forwards to along the way.
It might be a little late for New Years resolutions, but I’m calling a Quarter Year Resolution. Stop wishing your life away, the good will come- but try to enjoy the now, for now!