My life is a balancing act, as are most of yours. And there are ways to keep your sanity (or not) during those times when you could easily forget to breathe.
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On Balancing Life
I think most of you know, but this blog is not my full time job. I wish it was, but alas, it doesn’t pay all the bills. I also work in the legal field full time, so juggling many hats is something I sometimes struggle with. On the day we shot this outfit, I woke up at 5:30 am to get my work out in, got glam for a shoot, went to work, took a long lunch break to shoot with Michelle, then went back to work, and had an event for the blog later that evening. Remind me what sleep is?
I admit that it is difficult to do everything I want in any given day. One of the questions I get most often is how I have time to do it all. I usually joke that I sleep a lot less than I like to, but it is probably the truth. Between staying in shape, spending time with Dan, traveling, my job, and Glass of Glam, it is a lot. And to add more fun to the mix, Dan and I are currently house hunting, which takes up a lot of evening time.
Doing everything you want to do isn’t easy, but you can totally do it if you prioritize and compartmentalize. First, I have a job that is flexible with hours. I don’t get paid as much as I would if I worked at a big law firm, but I can take a long lunch to shoot with Michelle or meet with a client if I need to. It is worth it to me because it allows me to have my beloved business, which makes me the happiest.
Second, and I know this is controversial, but I start my mornings early. Maintaining my workout schedule and having a healthy routine isn’t just about physical results. For me, it is a huge mental release. An early workout gives you the freedom to say yes to things that may pop up in the evening, like an impromptu date night, a house that pops up on the market you want to see, or the luxury of sitting on the sofa and watching a show. You know you already took time to take care of yourself, and you don’t have to worry about having to skip out on your workout later. Whenever I skip my morning workout, I always regret it, and I can’t focus the rest of the day. Okay I’m done being a broken record, but just try it.
Third, I work with people who communicate and are accommodating. For instance, Michelle and I have an incredible relationship where we constantly email ideas back and forth, text candidly, and can schedule things on the fly. She gets that thats how I need to work sometimes, and having that open communication makes a huge difference. Same with Dan. He understands that dinner isn’t always going to be picture perfect, and offers to help do chores that if I had to find a way to do on top of everything, it would probably drive me off a cliff. Surround yourself with people who communicate the same way as you and understand how you work, and your life will be much easier.
I saw these green Ann Taylor pants during my Ann Taylor Event last month, and snatched them up on sale! They’re linen and super lightweight, but still appropriate for work. My simple ribbed tank top from Express is really comfortable and versatile, and also comes in petite! Everyone needs a simple, clean white tank in their closet and I have been loving this one lately.
To accessorize, I received some beautiful and dainty jewelry from AUrate New York, and they’re my new favorites for work. The stone necklace and bracelet set is super classy and goes with nearly any outfit. I highly recommend AUrate if you’re looking for beautifully made fine jewelry for yourself or as a gift. I’m trying to bring the arm party back, so I added my new CZ bracelet from ONecklace to the stack.
Hope you guys have a fabulous week ahead!
On Mondays We Link Up
My favorite look from last week’s link up is Shannon from Upbeat Soles!
I adore Shannon’s bohemian flowy dress and the way she styled it! I just got the same dress in the mail and I can’t wait to try it on!