Let's talk about time!

Alright, time to spill the tea (or coffee). I thought it would be nice share a personal post this week. I wanted to chat about what I have been up to lately, and what the future holds.

My content has slowed the past couple of months due to the fact that I have been allocating my time elsewhere.

I have really been focusing on advancing my career, my side hustles; watching Netflix (LOL).

While I am working hard at my full-time job, I have also taken on a lot of part-time work. I just started helping out a local florist, and I am learning so much! How to green arrangements, how to clean flowers, etc. I am even creating my own arrangements. My vases were flying out the door Mother’s Day weekend!

If you follow me on Instagram, you would have also seen that I just accepted a photography apprenticeship with Mural Arts Philadelphia. This is a temporary program, where I will be doing primarily event-based photography for the organization. I have my first assignment in a couple of weeks. I have been attending meetings, as well as teaching myself how to use Lightroom (this was not an easy feat at first). It doesn’t stop there. I occasionally work as an outside travel agent with my mom (the agency owner)!

Aside from work, I am still trying to make time for my family, boyfriend and friends. It has been a lot, but I am loving every minute of it. I feel as though I have started on this creative journey. I am strengthening and advancing my skills, while trying to learn new things.

Because I have so much going on… my physical health has been suffering lately. I used to workout 6-7 days a week. Due to the long days, I am lacking motivation and my time is sparse. I now exercise about 3 days a week if I am lucky. I am trying to push myself to walk more at work and lift weights in my basement during lunch breaks at home. While it’s not the same, I have to continue to push myself through the fatigue, making myself a priority in the midst of all the (good) craziness.

I never really cared for TV growing up/in college, but the last three years I have been hooked on so many shows. TV and Netflix have become my favorite pastime. It’s the best way to escape and unwind after these long ass days. I have been hooked on the Bachelor/Bachelorette, The Village, This Is Us. I just started watching Jane The Virgin on Netflix. Somehow I’ve gone through almost 40 episodes in less than a month.

So, if you were curious, that is what I have been up to lately.

This has forced me to analyze/prioritize my time, even more so than I have ever done previously. If I have learned anything in the recent weeks, it has been to not feel bad or sorry for saying “no.” Between 50 hour work weeks, trying to learn/process all of this new information that my endeavors require, and spending quality time with the people that I love, it is okay to say no sometimes. You aren’t being selfish. Time is so valuable. Time is literally money. If something is important to you, you will make the time for it. But never feel obligated to go somewhere or do something that you do not want to do. Especially if your free time is limited. Simply, do what fulfills you, and makes you happy.

Now…. back to Jane the Virgin!