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Slowly Rebooting Into 2018

When my alarm went off at 6:45 this morning, I wasn’t ready for it. I rolled over and reset it for 7:30am…I just needed 45 more minutes. Then 7:30 came around and I still needed a little bit longer in bed and so this routine continued until I eventually forced myself out of bed at around 9:20am. Being able to ‘sleep in’ is what you might class as a perk of working for yourself but it can also be a pitfall. Being your own boss you really do have to manage yourself and your time.

For someone who is mostly an early riser, 9am is a late get up for me and usually only a luxury I reserve for lazy weekends, or hangovers. It’s safe to say that these holidays have well and truly exhausted me and now I feel like I’m on a slow reboot getting into 2018.

Although it’s the second day of the new year, it actually feels like the first for me today because I’ll be honest, after one very boozy, yet fun NYE, yesterday was a write off for me – as I’m sure it probably was for many others. Today however, is the day that I get back to work after two weeks off and having taken a break from uploading to my social media platforms during that time.

I’d had hopes to get ahead of myself during the holidays but aside from planning content for a brand I’m working with this month, I didn’t get much else done in regards to work throughout the end of December. Sometimes it’s good to completely take time off but when you work for yourself it can often be hard to reboot again, get back to managing tasks, time and working to a schedule.

Once I did manage to drag myself out of bed this morning, after cleaning the house and about a thousand glasses that had still been left over from the New Year’s Eve celebrations (I told you yesterday was a write off), I pushed myself back into work mode.

The lighting has been pretty horrendous today plus it poured it down for a time. Luckily, as I’ve mentioned, lately I’ve gotten into the habit of shooting from home – because honestly if I waited for good weather I’d likely be seriously lacking content. Anyway, I managed to get a decent bit of lighting to capture these self portraits this afternoon. My outfit pretty much reflects my mood today, smart casual but still a bit undone…and as for my shoes I didn’t bother to try and get these in the shot as I’m wearing slippers, as I have been doing for the most part recently.

So here we are, getting back into it, getting into 2018 and getting back into work mode. I hope you’ve had a good start to the year so far. I’m looking forward to having a continued productive week and I hope the very same for you too!

Samio x

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  1. January 3, 2018 / 11:02 pm

    I totally understand where you’re coming from. Things like school and work give us a rigid schedule and while I would love to give it up I’d have to stay disciplined. Happy you’re getting back into the daily grind though I still have a week before my break ends. By the way, I love your hair! 🙂

    – Avalon from

    • Samio
      January 5, 2018 / 7:33 pm

      Thank you Avalon, enjoy your last week of the holidays. 🙂

      Samio x

  2. January 4, 2018 / 12:52 am

    Your style is the best, so chic Samio! Happy 2018 to you!
    x Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

    • Samio
      January 5, 2018 / 7:33 pm

      Ah thank you Rubi. 🙂

      Samio x

  3. Holly White
    January 5, 2018 / 10:01 am

    I’m only just slowly getting back into things – I’m such a rut after Christmas/New Year! Good Luck with the year ahead Samio – you deserve to have a fabulous year! xxx

    • Samio
      January 5, 2018 / 7:34 pm

      It’s so hard to get back on track isn’t it and thank you Holly, that’s so kind of you to say and the same to you too! 🙂

      Samio xxx

  4. January 9, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    I think in January everyone is kind of in this weird post Christmas/New Year’s limbo where you want to be productive and do things but also…nothing at all? That’s how I am and I’m slowly getting back into work mode as well thank god.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  5. Dionne
    January 12, 2018 / 10:26 am

    I totally understand where you’re coming from with this post. It’s 12th January and I’ve managed to get on top of my money and finances, which is my main goal, but I’ve let everything else slip, like my blog, and I need to get back to functioning and back into work mode.

    You got this Samio!


    • Samio
      January 16, 2018 / 9:05 pm

      I always say, one thing at a time and money and finances is such a good thing to be on top of, so good on you for that. Now that’s in order you can work on your blog next. 😀

      Samio x

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