How’s Life? | The Start of Something Busy

How’s Life? | The Start of Something Busy

I haven’t done a proper life update for a while now and, if you ask me, it’s much needed.  As you’re reading this I’m on a coach on my way back to Bristol to start my final year of Uni.  I don’t actually start until October, but, surprise surprise, I’m biting off more than I can chew and starting the year off with an incredibly busy week.

Why do I do this to myself?

Who knows?  Honestly, it’s not really on purpose. I’ve spent (The majority of) the summer in my home in London, so I’ve had to pass down a lot of business opportunities in Bristol.  Therefore, now that I’m back they’re coming in waves.  In this coming week, not only do I have daily 9-5 training for the newspaper I write for, but I have 4 blog events/collaborations taking up my evening.  I know that all of them are exciting, and things that I want to do.  However, I’m already exhausted in advance.

The truth is, I’m still waiting for that moment that I get to sit down, rest and stay in one place.  It was supposed to happen this summer, and then I was away loads or looking after someone or running errands.  I haven’t really had that break I craved, and the year’s about to start.  I won’t give the whole “Blogging is a lot of work, you don’t understand” speech, because that’s obvious.  However, I will say that I now do the hours required of a full time job working on blog things, as well as balancing that with Uni and extra-curricular activities.

FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)

I’m starting to find it really hard to live between Bristol and London, especially with the growth of my blog.  This summer I got hit with a bunch of opportunities in Bristol, most of which looked absolutely amazing.  However, as much as I tried to jet back and forth as often as I could, it wasn’t always feasible.  I’ve had a serious case of FOMO this summer because I can’t be in 2 places at once, and I’m slowly starting to resent the travelling.  I wish Bristol and London were closer or I had the ability to teleport, but that’s not how life works, so here I am.

What is this feeling?

There’s something making me incredibly anxious at the moment and I don’t know what.  It’s like I have this constant creeping fear inside and I can’t get rid of it.  I’ve sat down, thought things through – even made a diagram.  However, I can’t quite figure out why I have this feeling.  I’m hoping once I’m back in Bristol, settled in one place for a while the feeling will calm down.  However, I honestly have no idea.  Maybe I’ll have figured it out by the next life update post.

Coming up…

Like I said, I have had quite a few opportunities popping up recently.  Prepare yourself for an October full of collaborations... It wasn’t necessarily planned that way, but I have been reached about quite a few cool things.

 

This post was, essentially, a load of word vomit and I’m sorry if it doesn’t make sense.  If I’m being entirely honest, that’s just where my head is at right now.  But, then again, that’s what this series is about.  Life is full of the ups and downs, and right now is a bit of a jumble of both.

How’s life going with you?  Let me know in the comments!

Lots of love,

Jas xx

 

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16 Comments

  1. September 17, 2018 / 9:00 am

    It’s awesome that there’s loads of opportunities coming up, must be so exciting! It’s hard living between two places though, I know when I’m at uni or at home there’s always things going on in the other place that I feel like I’m missing out on.

    Megan // https://pixieskiesblog.wordpress.com/

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 17, 2018 / 11:55 pm

      Thank you! It’s such a weird feeling being between two places, isn’t it?

      Jas xx

  2. September 17, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    I heard you for FOMO. I was on holiday when most of the most amazing collabs and invites came up so I missed them all. But the holiday was amazing so I guess I was okay! Can’t wait to see all your october collabs!

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 17, 2018 / 11:56 pm

      It sucks, doesn’t it? But at least you were still having a good time 🙂

      Jas xx

  3. September 17, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    I can definitely understand the FOMO and the need to want to do EVERYTHING ALL AT THE SAME TIME and never giving yourself a break. But you definitely deserve a break every now and again, your blog and the opportunities will always be there when you’re rested 🙂 xxx

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 17, 2018 / 11:57 pm

      Thank you Jenny! I’m trying to get better at taking breaks!

      Jas xx

  4. September 17, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    I always enjoy open and honest. And that is exactly what this is. A lot of times our priorities are not organized and instead lay in a big pile in the middle of the floor. I travel for a living and can relate. When those times come for me I realize I’m out of balance. I have to get back to simple. Let some of the details go. Take care of myself (even scheduling 15 min a day can make a difference) and focus on the important instead of scattered.

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 18, 2018 / 12:08 am

      Thank you so much! And yeah, I’m working on taking some time out to balance

      Jas xx

  5. aimsysantics
    September 17, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    Good luck with your final year, I am sure you will ace it!
    Looking forward to reading about your busy October collabs, it sounds exciting! Hopefully you won’t be too exhausted with it all.

    Aimsy xoxo

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 18, 2018 / 12:14 am

      Thank you so much!

      Jas xx

  6. September 17, 2018 / 7:27 pm

    I loved the honesty. That was the main reason I chose to study in London. I just wasn’t up for for the commuting. And when it comes to workload, I am dreading being overloaded. I love blogging but want to make sure I can balance it out with day to day living. I am just hoping it’s possible. I hope you can figure out why you’re feeling unsettled pretty soon. And congratulations on your third year of uni! Great post and well written too xxx

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      October 13, 2018 / 6:09 pm

      I’m sure it will be possible to balance it all! And thank you so much!

      Jas xx

  7. September 18, 2018 / 4:07 am

    You are hustling with all of these things you have going on! It’s fine – you’ll manage through them all one way or another :). I used to have the FOMO but after a while, it’s ok if you don’t catch up with all of your social media. We work hard now to play hard later :).

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      October 13, 2018 / 6:06 pm

      Haha thank you so much, very much in a “work hard, play later” mentality at the moment!

      Jas xx

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