Wednesday, November 21, 2012

you only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.


November has been a busy month, but I am trying to make the most of every moment.

Lately I feel like I need to sit back and relax. In more recent months, I have been so focused on being productive and getting things done, that I haven't had much time to take it all in.

I have always wanted to be a writer. For the last six months, I have been working on freelance writing jobs in addition to my regular job. It's so important that I build up my resume and get my name out there. It's hard to believe that a year ago, I was interning, and now people are actually paying me to write. This past year has been incredibly rewarding. For the first time, I really feel that I am taking steps forward in my life, rather than remaining stagnant.

One thing I do long for is free time. I miss watching excessive amounts of TV, reading all day, and seeing friends whenever I like. Right now, I am trying to focus on making the most of my time, and letting myself enjoy it, instead of thinking about something productive I could be doing.

Building my career is my priority, but I am ready to try bringing some balance back to my life.

How do you find time for everything?

xo Shannon

49 comments:

  1. I want to be a writer as well. I never really thought about freelance but maybe I should give it a try. I am currently writing a childrens book :D
    If you have any tips I would love to hear.
    Btw great picture

    artofmi3.blogspot.com

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  2. The biggest thing I miss in my busy life is 'me' time, so I get up early. Right now it is 6.13am here and the house is verrrry quiet - this is my time :))

    ladybear.me

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  3. i hate November, it makes me feel cold and wanting to stay in bed all day long!
    take care,
    s

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  4. Congratulations on your freelance writing jobs! I find myself with too much time in my hands since I resigned from my job. When I was working full-time and attending school full-time, making daily lists always helped me prioritize and squeeze some me time each day.

    Good luck with everything!

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  5. beautiful pic! i feel the same, girl

    fashionpassionomg.blogspot.com

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  6. thank u :) oh, ure so sweet :)

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  7. I feel you girl. But I keep in mind, that I'd rather have a lot of stuff to do, so I can actually choose to do the one I'd like to do most that day rather than having one random meet-up in a week....
    xoxo
    your dear fab follower,
    J.
    >http://www.fabulosis.blogspot.be
    check out maybe? :)

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  8. Good for you, Shannon! What a great feeling. Balance is everything. And feeling productive can be such a high. Cheers for all of your wonderful comments. It makes my day....enjoy yr evening.

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  9. that is wonderful..working for your dreams

    if you want we can follow each other

    gaby-acentralamericangirl.blogspot.com

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  10. Great make up! U look gorgeous :D
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

    p.s. Don't forget to check my Maison Martin Margiela with H&M GIVEAWAY ^^

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  11. Your makeup is lovely! Balance is such a key thing for me, even now. And congratulations on being so productive, it's great that you feel like you're moving forward :D

    xxLiora
    lioraatsea.blogspot.com

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  12. I agree i think we're all becoming a bit obessed with being focused on getting to where we want, It is a great way to be, but as you say its about balance, and sometimes it can be at the loss of living in the moment and enjoying the simple things in live and not feeling guilty about sitting & watching tv, or reading a book.
    Great post, and gorgeous make up. very pretty.
    xnicki
    nicki fannings blogspot

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  13. good for you! i'm really proud of you for putting in that hard work (IN ADDITION to the other job you're working) -- that's what it takes, and it's easy to look at it from the outside and rationalize it or see how it's worth it…but it's hard when you're living that day-to-day. i've been there. i guess i'm still there, in some ways. have you done any freelancing work you're especially happy with? that's so neat! keep it (and your chin) up, lady. : )

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  14. cool blog girlie, wanna follow each other? xx

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  15. okay first off...you look PHENOMENAL in that photo! My all time fave look from you!!
    It's crazy where 6 months can take you when you're working towards something. Keep up the good work....but in the meantime...yes, relax!
    I always take a step back and will find the time to spend with friends and family, do what makes me happy, because when it comes down to it...THIS IS THE TIME, there's only one life to live...so LIVE!
    yes balance and happiness comes first!!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  16. gorgeous eyes!


    xx

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  17. You're so beautiful! I'm really busy with school because I'm trying to get a grade ahead, and I can totally relate to you not having enough time for other things that you love! I barely even have time for my blog! I guess for me it's just all about taking advantage of every free minute I have!
    Dasha x
    touch-of-turquoise.blogspot.com

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  18. you look pretty! and good for you that you try and make the most out of every moment eventhough you're quite busy!

    <3

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  19. Hi honey! I usually plan everithing so important on my phone calendar! Try to and let me know !:)

    Kisses from Italy xoxo

    www.blondiesfashion-natalie.blogspot.it

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  20. Well, I don't have time for everything but I try to manage everything! It's all about compromises, you can do everything but you only have to accept that you will need more time! So pretty in the picture <3
    Kiss!

    New post:
    http://www.tatilovespearls.com/2012/11/ideas-for-christmas.html

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  21. Love your blog!! So happy I found it! I have soo much to do to and congrats on your job!
    Would you like to follow eachother on Bloglovin' & GFC, Check out my blog and let me know, I'll follow straight back!

    www.kellyjade.co.uk
    Kelly

    xoxoxo

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  22. It is so hard to find time for everything and congratulations on your freelance jobs, that is so amazing:) keep on going!
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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  23. To be honest I feel like a have no time because I am always busy. But it is great that you know what you want to do and that you are building your career! Keep going:)


    Kisses, Lucy:)

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  24. U look awesome, luv ur makeup ^^

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  25. Hi Shannon, your post really touched me because I can relate to your experience. I used to dedicate my free time to being more productive, but now I've been taking more strides to relaxing too (20 min episodes of Big Bang Theory, hugging my grandma, eating a cookie). Even ambitious people need breaks! Thanks for sharing your thoughts :) If you enjoy my blog too, would you like to follow each other? xo Jess
    www.stylizedluxe.blogspot.com

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  26. So beautiful!!! Kisses, Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

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  27. Great blog! How about we follow each other? Bloglovin or GFC. Please leave me a comment or just follow and I will follow too.

    http://mevamarie.blogspot.com/

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  28. Aww you're perfect Shannon! The title is soooo right!

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  29. This is so excellent. I've been feeling the same way lately. It's so nice that you're finding so much success in your writing!

    <3 Sam

    DIY Huntress

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  30. you look gorgeous!

    www.fayelosophy.com

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  31. Its so great that you trying new and different things, expanding your horizons, i need to work on that, wishing you well with the writing!

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  32. Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it!

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  33. Such a beauty!

    xxx

    http://www.bonnie23blog.blogspot.ru/

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  34. Following you now =)

    http://mevamarie.blogspot.com/

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  35. Great post!
    follow your blog now)
    http://kathberry.blogspot.com/

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  36. following

    gaby-acentralamericangirl.blogspot.com

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  37. Great post girl!
    Your blog is really interesting and you actually are very beautiful!!!

    Wanna follow each other?

    http://fashionofad.blogspot.gr/

    xo xo
    Olie

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  38. beautiful eyes, the makeup it's perfect!
    about your work I'm glad for you and good luck on building your career hun!
    xox

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  39. Hi :) Very nice your blog! Love it! If You want You can go to my blog see if you like ;)
    Maybe we can follow each other :) What do you think?! :)
    Xoxo

    Miss Butterflyyy
    Miss Butterflyyy Facebook

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  40. I think it's important to make time for everything you want to do. Have separate days for friends and work. I plan my week so that I have energy to do all I plan to do. If I notice that I'm away from home more than two evenings in a row, I change that. It's important to know one's boundaries so that one can plan life according to them.
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  41. hey its cute ... you are looking flawless. :)

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  42. You look so gorgeous here!
    I cant believe how fast this month has gone, scary!
    Would love to follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know when you're following me.
    Lots of love from London xx

    http://www.supercalafashionistic.com

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