Balance

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It has been a lifetime since I last blogged, and I have a good excuse, I promise. I have been working as a full-time writer, that’s right, a writer. My six-month internship ended in March, and I was promoted. I adore my job, it’s what I’ve always wanted to do. I get paid to write, and I am beyond grateful.

However, a few weeks ago I realised that I was letting my job take over. I became a little too focused on work and started to neglect my social life. You know your work/life balance is off when you see the same bus driver or barista more than your own friends.

That’s why I have made it my mission to spend more time with my friends this month. I don’t tend to set goals but for April I have vowed to spend more time with the people I love, the ones who care, the ones who make me laugh until I cry, the ones who listen, the ones who put up with my wackiness.

I’m hoping this month will be full of cinema trips, coffee dates, road trips, adventures to the beach (if the rain stops pouring), fancy dinners, catch ups over cocktails and never-ending chats over giant mugs of tea.

I believe that my generation feels an intense pressure to always be succeeding in work. I used to think that the term ‘girl boss’ was inspiring, but I feel like it has had a negative impact on us. I struggle to actually switch off from work. I’m forever checking my emails and scouting for stories, and I didn’t realise how bad it was until now.

We need to learn how to balance work life and our personal life, a tricky task but it is possible. I want my career to go from strength to strength, but I don’t want to sacrifice my friends and my social life for the sake of it.

So here’s to a month of succeeding in work (where I will spend most of my time writing a ridiculous amount of articles about the Royal Family), AND, a month full of reunions and catch-ups.

Sincerely Yours,

Kat.

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