I have the biggest FOMO EVER!!!! Looking at everyone's fashion week photos and BAFTA attendance I can't help being completely consumed with jealousy. I'm usually one for preaching peace and love and not focusing on what everyone else is doing. But for some reason every time I'm not at Fashion week even if I just miss a couple days I am overcome with Career jealousy. I set huge standards for myself that I never achieve and yet I don't stop setting them. Seeing bloggers doing amazing things usually makes me so proud but for me this week is kind of a marker in the year, a time where I assess how far I've come in the past year and where I'm going. It's not only fashion week but I'm also a year older and so is my blog. Because of all this I find myself comparing myself to other bloggers, usually bloggers who've been at the job 4-5+ more years than me and I wandering what I'm not doing that I should be. It causes me so much stress and I feel a little lost in it all, like I should always be doing more.
The advice I'd give anyone else would be to STOP THE STRESS!! You've only had a blog for 2 years and you've only been taking it seriously for 1 year, the reason you aren't doing what bloggers with 5 years in the industry are doing is because you haven't been doing it that long! And what can you do about that? Literally nothing! So don't stress!! Just keep going and it will all fall into place, don't rush, don't panic, you've got this girl!!!
Writing this I know I'm not ready to listen to my own advice just yet. Perhaps I need more control over my feelings but I can't see myself shaking the whole 'I don't know what else I can do, but I definitely need to be doing more' attitude. I think it's maybe a millennial thing. Sharing everything to social media means we have to be doing something impressive all of the time.
Until I get a better handle on all this maybe I'll just set this quote as my phone background:
'God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference'
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P.s. Can you believe these photos were taken on an IPHONE!!! Its the 'depth effect' feature, the perfect blurry background!