The truth about working full time and blogging

And once again I am here, apologizing for the lack of content on here. Truth is, I’ve been slacking on the blogging front and I know it. Christmas is my favourite time for producing content. And believe me, I would rather be standing in front of the camera, in a fancy hotel, showcasing a gorgeous Christmas eve look. But I am not. I am sitting in bed. Freshly showered. Nibbling on some snacks before going to bed because I’m just oh-so-tired. So let’s talk a bit about what working full time and blogging actually is like.

Up until now, my main task in life has always been studying – be it school or university. Suddenly I’m taken out of that environment and that’s fine. However, once you start working you realize how much free time you actually have as a student. And the biggest problem of working full-time and blogging is that it’s already pitch black out when I come home from work.

At that exact point, I’d rather take off my bra, put on some joggers and curl up in my bed with a mug of tea and a good book, rather than get dressed and take some pictures. Working in a creative business, I lack all energy and creativity to come up with kick-ass posts for the blog lately. But I do not feel bad about it. It feels good in a way.

I’ve been focusing much more on Instagram. And I know I’ve always said that I do not want to become one of those insta-girls, who focus more on that one app than creating content for an actual blog. And my passion still very much so lies in writing. However, I do not want to force myself to write just for the sake of it. I want to tell stories and amaze you. And that’s not what I can do at the moment. So bear with me while I try to get this thing under control.

And follow along on Instagram, of course.

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11 comments

  • I’m in the exact same position as you! I come home and it’s dark, and it’s hard to find the opportunity to take any photos and create content for the blog. I think switching up the content for a while- shooting indoors at night or photographing other things/ using older photos have helped me. You really do have so much free time as a student- I miss it!

    http://mylovelierdays.com

  • I feel you! Very very much. It’s a completly new world – blogging (aka doing your own thing) while working full time. I’ve been struggeling with when I first started working full time and sometimes I still do…but I’ll promise you, you will find a way to make it work! Pinky promise. It might take some time and work on your own expectations (at least they stood in my way), but it so worth it.
    Until know I am sending you much love, and if you ever want to talks about this struggle don’t hesitate to reach out :) I truly know what it feels like :)
    And of course, I’ll see you on Instagram :)
    xx Ronja
    http://www.sothisiswhat.com

  • Meine Liebe,
    ich kann dich sehr gut verstehen. Als Student merkt man meist gar nicht wie viel Freizeit man doch hat, aber wenn man dann wirklich arbeitet wünscht man sich zeitlich das Studentenleben nur so zurück… Ich finde es immer wieder faszinierend wie Blogger, die einen Vollzeitjob haben mehrmals die Woche neuen Content produzieren können. Bei mir funktioniert das leider auch nicht und es gehört sehr sehr viel Planung dazu… Deswegen stress dich nicht und fokussiere dich erstmal auf deinen Job im wahren Leben ;) Denn das ist auch schließlich und schlussendlich das was zählt <3
    Liebst Kathi
    http://www.meetthehappygirl.com

  • Liebe Kerstin!
    Ich versteh dich da wirklich total. Mir gehts ähnlich, auch wenn ich nur studiere. Ich versuche zwar regelmäßig zu bloggen, aber ich finde es einfach so schwierig im Winter Fotos zu machen, da es einfach ab Mittag schon dunkler wird und man nicht erst um 18 uhr Fotos machen kann, so wie beispielsweise im Sommer. Im Sommer mache ich meine Fotos einfach wenn es gerade passt, im Winter muss man sich wirklich einen Plan erstellen, dass man früh genug Fotos macht. Das Problem ist dass ich manchmal bis es dunkel ist auf der Uni bin :(
    x Stephi
    https://stephidrexler.com/

  • I feel you sooo much! I started a big girl job for the first time 2 years ago after my bachelor and i could not believe that this was my life now in the first 3-6 months. Crazy long working hours, hardly no time for anything else and then: THE ENERGY! Where was it when I needed it, aka when I had time off? But trust me, it gets better. You get used to it, you organise your life a little bit different and your body steps up a bit and suddenly you start doing stuff after 5pm again – at least once a week haha, who am i kidding. :P

    So stay strong – you got this!!

    • Haha thank you so so much for your encouraging words. I’m slowly realizing that I’m adapting to the new schedule and get better at organizing my life. It will most certainly get better in the new year I think :)

  • SO. TRUE!
    Liebe Kerstin, du sprichst mir aus der Seele.
    Ich bin gerade auch an einem Punkt, wo ich zwar schreiben möchte, aber irgendwie nicht kann.
    Mit kommt es auch immer öfter so vor, als wäre ein Blog heutzutage nicht mehr wichtig und alles würde nur noch über
    Instagram laufen, was ich ziemlich mies finde.
    Hoffentlich finde ich bald meine Motivation wieder und wenn nicht, komme ich immer wieder gerne auf deinen Blog zurück und
    sehe mir einen Menschen an, der genauso denkt wie ich und es auch irgendwie schafft. :)

    Wishes, Kat

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