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Hello, you.

Welcome to my blog. I'm currently trying to brunch & blog my way through life, friendships, love, a career and everything else in between. Hope you enjoy reading through my brilliantly random ramblings.

It's okay to want to be successful, and it's okay to do it your own way.

It's okay to want to be successful, and it's okay to do it your own way.

 If you've read my ' 5 jobs that I wanted to when I was little'  post, you'll know that as a child my ambition levels fluctuated, a lot. However, if there's one thing that I've always wanted to be, it's at the top of my game.  I wanted to get the best grades in school, I wanted to be the best in my dance classes, and I always, always dreamed of being the best in my career. And I guess it was this drive to be at the top that pushed me into trying a career in accountancy. I thought that in order to be as successful as I wanted to be, I needed to have one of those stereotypical high-flying office jobs, that required me to wear a suit to work everyday with a laptop and briefcase in tow.  I've since realised that this is certainly not the case. Since moving more into the creative & media industry, I've had SO much more motivation to work so bloomin' hard and be successful in my career. I still have such an aspiration to be one of these amazingly successful career women, and I'm lucky to have had, and to have, a lot of inspiration around me -  often without a briefcase or trouser suit in sight).

If you've read my '5 jobs that I wanted to when I was little' post, you'll know that as a child my ambition levels fluctuated, a lot. However, if there's one thing that I've always wanted to be, it's at the top of my game.

I wanted to get the best grades in school, I wanted to be the best in my dance classes, and I always, always dreamed of being the best in my career. And I guess it was this drive to be at the top that pushed me into trying a career in accountancy. I thought that in order to be as successful as I wanted to be, I needed to have one of those stereotypical high-flying office jobs, that required me to wear a suit to work everyday with a laptop and briefcase in tow.

I've since realised that this is certainly not the case. Since moving more into the creative & media industry, I've had SO much more motivation to work so bloomin' hard and be successful in my career. I still have such an aspiration to be one of these amazingly successful career women, and I'm lucky to have had, and to have, a lot of inspiration around me -  often without a briefcase or trouser suit in sight).

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#girlboss(?)

I feel like there's a lot of focus on social media at the minute around the #girlboss. With people quitting their 9-5 jobs to focus on their 'side-hustle' and work on their passions full time.

And this is genuinely amazing. It's such a fabulous achievement and it must be such a great feeling to be your own boss.

If that's what you want. 

 But what about those of us who don't necessarily want to take our blogs full time or go freelance? What about those of us who want to smash our careers in other ways? Who are getting promotions at work and are turning up to the office two hours early just to try and blog, too. Who are trying to do both of the things they love. Who are passionate about their career and industry and want to do well in that way, as well. Are we still #girlbosses?  I mean, I have slight issue with this word anyway, but hell yes. Of course we are. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. It's almost turned into the 'cool' thing to work for yourself and build your own 'brand'. But, if this isn't for you, it doesn't mean that you aren't being just as successful.  One of my previous bosses will always be the type of woman that I aspire to be. She was brilliant. In a very male-dominated industry she was a Director and a Mum and always had her shit together. She was funny and super friendly and someone who I knew I could go to to chat about anything - work related or not. She wore the best clothes and her hair and make-up were always perfect, and she had the most inspirational and motivational outlook on life but also, she was shit-hot at her job.   Whenever I'm having a wobble at work, I just think of her and it gives me all of the motivation to get back to my desk and smash out the rest of my day. So, I guess my point is that whether you're working for yourself or someone else, you can be successful and it's okay to not only admit that this is what you want, but also to work for it in any way you please.

But what about those of us who don't necessarily want to take our blogs full time or go freelance? What about those of us who want to smash our careers in other ways? Who are getting promotions at work and are turning up to the office two hours early just to try and blog, too. Who are trying to do both of the things they love. Who are passionate about their career and industry and want to do well in that way, as well. Are we still #girlbosses?

I mean, I have slight issue with this word anyway, but hell yes. Of course we are. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. It's almost turned into the 'cool' thing to work for yourself and build your own 'brand'. But, if this isn't for you, it doesn't mean that you aren't being just as successful.

One of my previous bosses will always be the type of woman that I aspire to be. She was brilliant. In a very male-dominated industry she was a Director and a Mum and always had her shit together. She was funny and super friendly and someone who I knew I could go to to chat about anything - work related or not. She wore the best clothes and her hair and make-up were always perfect, and she had the most inspirational and motivational outlook on life but also, she was shit-hot at her job. 

Whenever I'm having a wobble at work, I just think of her and it gives me all of the motivation to get back to my desk and smash out the rest of my day. So, I guess my point is that whether you're working for yourself or someone else, you can be successful and it's okay to not only admit that this is what you want, but also to work for it in any way you please.

Soph

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Seven days of gratitude. | 17.12.2017.

Seven days of gratitude. | 17.12.2017.

I'm neglecting the basics of self-care, but I just can't snap myself out of it.

I'm neglecting the basics of self-care, but I just can't snap myself out of it.