Do you ever have one of those periods where you have so many things flying around in your brain looking to occupy your attention that it actually stops you from focusing on any single one? That has been my last few weeks.
Because I’m at a stage in my life where all of my work/jobs/blog require me to be constantly looking for the next best opportunity, making the most of every day and being as productive as possible (not that everyone doesn’t but you know, bear with me) – when you want to get shit done you can’t be resting on ya’ laurels you know. And being in this mindset has made me acutely aware of other people doing the same.
But more than that it has made me realise how ‘being busy’ or being seen to be busy automatically equals being successful in our society.
Just think about all those people on Instagram and Twitter always moaning about how full their inbox is/how busy and important their lives are/how they are only in the country for 20 minutes because their jet setting lifestyle is just so damn hard and they had to eat a bagel on the tube this morning because they couldn’t possibly fit it in between their 4.00am barre class and freelancing for Vogue Italia. You know the score.
So I’m sorry for being one of them recently and in honour of having a calmer mind and more productive days, here is a throwback to July hanging out in a cactus greenhouse, when the busiest thing I had going on that day was when we ordered the Lebanese mezze platter for lunch and I had to juggle 6 different dishes of hummus and falafel. OH LIFE.
Skirt (Now On Sale!) – Topshop
Sandals – Birkenstock
Bag – YSL via FarFetch