Juggling Our Successes

juggling successes as blogger

Oh hey!

As I type this (several days before posting because #organised), I’m a bowl of Cookie Crisp cereal down and feeling the sweet sweet relief that comes with throwing on your comfy joggers after a day at work. So what better time to share a cheeky little rambly blog post with you, right? Here goes…

I’m not sure it’s ever been enough for me to be successful at one thing. I need to be successful at several things to actually feel like irl legit successful.

Lately, I’ve been juggling several things, all of which I want to continually ace and improve at. My day job, my side-hustle, my mental health, my blog (OMG, shortlisted for my first award!!!) and a new podcast project. Not particularly in that order of importance because I probably put equal weighting on them all.

When you start to do well at things, or start new things with enthusiasm, it’s hard not to get sucked in to wanting to be the very best, like no one ever was. That’s really tough, particularly when you’re pushing and pulling your energy and passion in several different directions.

But that’s who I am. It’s not enough to put 100% into one thing – because I only get one thing out of it (and what if that one thing doesn’t pan out?). If I can divide that energy and passion between multiple things, then I can achieve lots of things out of it. Right?

Well nah actually, probs not. The word “burnout” comes to mind. I’m not there yet, but it does tend to creep up on you.

The good news is that I’ve been feeling hella inspired lately to #girlboss my life and everything in it. The bad news is the intense need to succeed and maintain momentum with that success which can be pretty damn crippling the minute things don’t go to plan. Especially when things not going to plan usually results in binge-eating biscuits and assuming the fetal position.

So what am I going to do about this? Get organised, hopefully. Be patient and continue to do the things that fire me up in the best way, but not let it exhaust me. I’m going to take the breaks I need to take, when I need to take them, and not beat myself up for not having enough hours in the day to achieve everything, all the time.

I’m hoping this post will serve as a reminder of how far I’ve come, and that good days, and even weeks are possible when you can be excited about your successes but not let them drown you.

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8 Comments

  1. August 4, 2017 / 8:56 am

    Wow, you have a job, side-hustle AND a blog? I only have a part-time job and a blog, and my mental health takes such a toll just dealing with those two things. I love them both though, and they both bring out the best in me, so it’s worth it.

    It’s great that you have so much passion and motivation for what you do. Just make sure to pat yourself on the back for all your accomplishes every now and then

    http://www.thesmalladventurer.blogspot.com.au/

    • Cat
      August 4, 2017 / 2:41 pm

      It is tough – I make the most of evenings, weekends and often lunch breaks to get stuff done! It’s tough and can definitely take its toll, but it does give me a great sense of satisfaction. I am definitely getting better at celebrating my successes and proud moments but it’s not always easy to focus on the positives!

  2. August 4, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    I can definitely relate to this – as I like to be doing multiple things at once and bossing it at all of them, but it’s just not always possible. And I definitely feel the effects of burnout sometimes! Remember to put yourself first; if you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a break, slow down, enjoy life.

    • Cat
      August 4, 2017 / 2:42 pm

      Great advice! Back at you too, as it can be absolutely exhausting wanting to achieve multiple things all the time!

  3. Laura
    August 9, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    I loved reading that post. For some reason, it’s always so inspiring to read other people’s success stories. Btw, cute socks! x
    Lauraconteur ♥

    • Cat
      August 10, 2017 / 10:33 pm

      Thank you! Glad you liked the post…and socks! The socks are from H&M 🙂

  4. August 18, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    I genuinely came to this blog looking for juggling success. ie success at juggling.

    • Cat
      August 18, 2017 / 11:58 pm

      Ha ha, sorry to disappoint – and good luck with the juggling!

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