Aussie in real life.

IMG_1166 I always knew that my life was a little bit charmed and that eventually the real world would catch up with me.

Many of you who follow me on Twitter would know that I recently started a new job. I have been freelancing for a long time now and decided that the stability of a regular job would benefit me both financially and in many other ways.

Freelancing has been great fun and I have had some awesome jobs and experiences. I have been to the United States, the Whitsunday’s, Vietnam and many other places all around Australia because of opportunities that have come my way whilst working for myself. But freelancing is not easy and chasing clients and running your own business is challenging at the best of times.

So it’s back to 9 till five and the job I have started also requires weekend work. It’s still in the photography field and I am learning a lot. I guess I have been spoilt working for myself, making my own hours, going to the gym when I want, having my weekend to myself. Being on a roster is something that I haven’t done in a long time. Still there are some benefits to not having to worry about the day to day running of the business.

IMG_1191Creativity is something that can be effected by all kinds of things and I have learnt that when I am under stress my creativity suffers.

The only thing I have noticed is that I have less and less time for my own photography and the things that are really important to me. I am Sure I will be able to strike a balance eventually but it feels like things have kind of gone the opposite way now. Where I used to have the freedom to blog, photograph and do all the things I enjoyed, I now struggle to make time for them. I have always believed that you can never have time for the things you enjoy unless you make the time, but I never realised just how difficult that work life balance can be to achieve.

I suppose I will keep adjusting and eventually settle in to a routine. For the moment things feel chaotic and I have to admit to feeling quite anxious at times.

Luckily my man is keeping me grounded. He has been a rock and I think it would be much much harder without him.