At the end of each month I take a few minutes to reflect on previous few weeks and think about what worked well for work, the blog, my personal life and set some goals for the upcoming month. I personally feel like 2017 has completely flown by in a blink of an eye. It was a jammed packed year (and I fully intend to write more in depth about the year next month) but wow, how is it almost December? I thought when I left my office desk job and started working for myself I would have all the time in the world, and boy was I mistaken. Is it just me or does anyone else feel like there are not enough hours in a day? I was listening to a podcast yesterday while working and I really resonated with a clip someone was saying about how we leave our structured desk job to gain freedom, make our own schedules and create balance, but in reality we get suckered into to-do lists, 20+ hour work days and no balance.
Now my job isn’t just one thing either, I am a freelance fashion editor for StyleCaster.com (read my articles here), I run Simply Audree Kate full-time and oversee a small team of interns (who help me stay sane), I travel and host fashion industry and career workshops at colleges around the country, and I also style. My official fashion styling business, Audree Kate Studios launched a few weeks ago which I’m really excited about!
So as you can probably see, there are not always enough hours in a day to complete my ever growing to-do list and overflowing inbox. But, I am not complaining one bit though because I absolutely LOVE my job, the ability to work from home, a coffee shop or a plane, and I love the freedom to create my own crazy schedule. When I sat down yesterday to reflect on November, and the rest of 2017, I realized that time really does fly by when you’re having fun, living in one of the coolest cities, and you’re happy.
I am so ready to kick off the holiday season with you guys this week on the blog with some super fun holiday content so make sure to stay tuned, because it’s just around the corner! xo
JACKET (VINTAGE – L TTRAIN VINTAGE) | GRAPHIC TEE ( C/O LULU’S) | PANTS (C/O TOBI) | PURSE (C/O DOONEY & BOURKE) | BOOTS ( C/O DOLCE VITA) | SUNGLASSES (C/O EYE BUY DIRECT) | CHOKER (C/O CY DESIGN STUDIO) | PENDANT NECKLACE (ANN TAYLOR) | WATCH (C/O ARMITRON) | CUFF (C/O THE9thMUSE) | LION RING (AMAZON)
PHOTOGRAPHY: SAM KELLY PHOTOGRAPHY