Sunday, 20 May 2018

You've Got Time


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Oh hey, it's me walking along the tightrope that is my life; as you can see, I've got more of it ahead of me than behind so this post is a reminder to myself (and to you) that we've got plenty of time to do all the things we want and achieve our goals.

Let me tell you about a certain cycle that occurs frequently in my life and that I'm probably safe to assume is familiar to many of you too. It goes something like this; I decide on a goal I'd like to work towards, I put my heart and soul into making it happen, I cause myself an unnecessary amount of stress until I achieve what I'd hoped to. When I've achieved said goal, instead of giving myself a pat on the back, saying 'well done Amy' and giving myself a break, I move straight onto the next goal, the next milestone in my life I feel like I should achieve. And therein lies the problem. I'm always wanting to achieve more, hoping to better myself further and I will never ever be satisfied because there's always going to be something else to do.

As a generation, I think we're quite greedy; not for money or for food, but for success. We want to be the best at everything we do, we want to achieve an impossible amount of things in a short space of time and we want to do it all right now. We want to be the best possible version of ourselves now, we want to achieve everything we want to now, but what we don't stop to think about is that in the process we're wishing our lives away.

I'm twenty-seven and, not to blow my own trumpet (although we should totally do that more often), I've actually achieved a fair bit, I'm at a very good place in my life and I'm happy. But instead of sitting back and recognising that, I don't think it's enough. Having goals is healthy and ambition is definitely an attribute we should celebrate, but we don't need to always be so hasty about things. I have this constant feeling of restlessness because I can feel myself hurtling towards my 30s and all I can think about is the promotion I want to achieve, the babies I want to have, the places I'd like to travel and the things I'd like to see. There's a sense of urgency for me to achieve all of these things as soon as is humanly possible. But then what? I have so much of my life, my career, my marriage (eek) ahead of me, so much time to achieve and do all those things so why do I feel like I need to do them all now? Because I don't. I've got time.

And you, sat there reading this, I imagine you've got to the end of the post because you're feeling somewhat similarly. You've got time. So let's take a little bit of that time and use it to celebrate the things we're achieving and appreciate the things we're doing now, rather than rushing onto the next goal without stopping because all that's going to achieve is the sense that we haven't actually achieved anything at all.

Are you rushing through life one goal to the next?

Amy x

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  1. Such a great post, I graduated last year and constantly feel like I should be achieving more and rushing!
    P xx
    www.phoebemw.co.uk

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    1. It's such an annoying feeling isn't it, I remember feeling that way after I graduated too! xx

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  2. Ahhh Amy this is so apt right now , especially when you say "I have this constant feeling of restlessness because I can feel myself hurtling towards my 30s " – it's exactly how I feel a lot of the time in the week, mostly due to the dissatisfaction of my job right now but also that I should always be achieving more. I always need a reminder that we have time, and there's no point in doing things in a hurry because what will happen will happen regardless, time is not malleable and we just have to take it as it comes!

    Cherie ✿ delicately.xyz

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    1. It's so important to remember that! Sorry to hear you're not happy in your job, hope you do find a job you love!xx

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  3. What a great post and a wonderful way of looking at things, will try and incorporate this more into my life!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Hope you manage to incorporate it, think it's so important! xx

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  4. Lovely post Amy, and great image to xxx
    katescloset.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Kate, I tried to be a bit creative! xx

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  5. Lovely post and I love the watch too. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thanks Gemma, it's gorgeous isn't it! xx

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  6. I think it's nice to post for a while and take your time
    It's nice to think about the achievements you received
    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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    1. It's definitely important to remember everything we've already achieved! xx

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