The last weeks were… intense.
Yeah, I think that’s a good way to describe the up and down of the past few weeks, the sum of the ideas, meetings, travels and occasional heavy moments. I was out and about a lot, met tons of people, travelled, yet also had time to think, not least because I took the time I needed and was online much less than usual. I was with myself, instead.
I needed that time. After all, I’m working on my Masha 3.0 concept, and I am getting closer – albeit at a slower pace than I’d wish. Revamping a blog these days is not exactly easy. Especially if you have big plans like me, but not the budget of big publishing companies to realize those ideas straight away.
The good news is that despite the professional pressure I am much happier than I used to be.
My private life is much more important to me now since I am in a new relationship, and I am caught and protected whenever I feel down. Separating my professional from my private life was a long overdue step, and something that required a lot of learning on my part. The thing is: no matter how successful I am professionally, if I was to measure my happiness on a scale I’d probably never get passed the 70-80% mark. That’s pretty good in a way, but I only reach that level when I’m really on top of my game for prolonged periods. And how realistic is that, really?
In other words, my job makes me very happy when it’s going well, but even then it doesn’t provide me with 100% happiness. At the same time, I know I won’t find complete fulfillment in my private life alone, either. The logical consequence is that I need a mixture of success in my professional life and sufficient space for my private life. That’s the formula of happiness for me.
And I think I deserve happiness.
Pinterest now has a new ‘Shop The Look’ function!
That means I can post outfits and you can shop the individual pieces without having to leave Pinterest. As one of only a handful influencers I get the chance to test this new beta function before the full online launch. Check out my pinwall if you’re curious how it all works and looks. I think this is a great new option, the best way to answer the frequent question ‘where I got that pice’. Of course it’s also a nice way to earn some extra money. A big super-like from me!