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TRANSPARENCY – LIFE AS A FULL TIME BLOGGER

Life, Set Sail by Chris Amat

Every time someone finds out I’m a full time blogger their response usually goes something like this, “oh you are so lucky”, “you’re living the dream”, “I wish I was able to do that” etc. And I’m inclined to just say something along the lines of “thank you” or laugh a little uncomfortably. Because how would they ever understand what things are really like?


Life, Set Sail by Chris Amat
Life, Set Sail by Chris Amat
Life, Set Sail by Chris Amat
Life, Set Sail by Chris Amat
Life, Set Sail by Chris Amat
Life, Set Sail by Chris Amat
Life, Set Sail by Chris Amat
Before I go on, let me just say this, I absolutely adore what I do and I can’t think of anything I’d love to do more…except maybe live the rest of my days somewhere by the beach off of an inheritance I’ve somehow miraculously acquired…but even then I’d still blog.

The truth is that I have no right to be a full-time blogger, it was purely a leap of faith that I took last Spring and crossed my fingers that somehow I’d be able to make it work. And you know what? I’m still crossing those fingers! Every single day is a challenge.

I always want to be transparent with you, but I’ve been failing a little bit lately when it comes to the real life side of things and I really hope to get better with that in 2016. I think when people see my photos or that such and such brands send me the latest products that they think I’m doing really well as a blogger. And in some ways I am. I am so thankful to have friends that wants to see me succeed and help me take photos when I need them, not to mention brands that send me products I can’t even afford at the moment…because, lets face it, freelancing (essentially what full-time blogging is) is very unpredictable in terms of cash-flow!

Though my Instagram may be curated in a way that makes you think I do pretty well for myself, let me shed some light on my day-to-day struggles. Because, being a full-time blogger isn’t all about doing exciting things everyday and getting your picture taken in perfectly styled outfits (try more like being glued to your computer 24/7, sending e-mails in your pyjamas and really greasy hair).

My husband and I (who both work from home) have a very strict budget that allows for zero splurges and very little fun time (going out to eat, movies, etc). We live in a basement suite that’s decently cute but has a lot of quirks. We’re talking weird things like low door handles and poor Steven not being able to fully stand up in the shower. Our car is a piece of crap…the piece de resistance if you will. It’s rusty, hail damaged body and purple tinted windows are an embarrassment, though one I can get over. What I can’t bear is that we desperately need new tires, but can’t afford them so we have a portable air pump that we use to fill the leaks multiple times a week. This is starting to sound a bit comical as I type it out. Seriously, every time we have to drive somewhere I fear for my life a little. One thing we haven’t resorted to (yet) is just duct-taping the entire thing together…a very Canadian quick-fix in a pinch.

Most of our money goes to paying bills and feeding ourselves. We don’t go to see my family on the West Coast anymore because every time we do it costs a small fortune. It’s been a year since I’ve seen my dad and brothers. And vacations? Yah right. Full-time blogging has never seemed so glamorous right?

But it is all worth it.

Steven and I care so much about our passions that they have consumed our lives. We love what we do with all our hearts and we love and encourage each other daily but that doesn’t mean it isn’t hard.

Let’s put money aside and talk about expectations. As a married couple in their mid-late twenties we are constantly prodded about settling down, starting a family, and asked what our long-term plans are for the future. It’s horrible! In all honestly we are working so hard trying to make our dreams happen that there is no room to think of anything else.

And of course there is always pressure from fellow bloggers and I know that a lot of it is unintentional, but it’s there all the same. There’s pressure to be the most fashionable and put-together or rather effortlessly put-together (which is even harder) at events (and to go to every event). There’s pressure to do more or to always be available (because if you work from home you’re basically free all the time right?). And worst of all there’s the pressure I put on myself, to be bigger and better, to post more quality content. Sometimes I’m downright brutal on myself.

But it is all worth it.

You know why? Because I sincerely love what I do. Sure, somedays I want to crawl up into fetal position and cry myself to sleep because things aren’t going the way I want them to – or they’re going too slowly. But if anything, blogging full-time is teaching me patience. When so many people do what I do for free it’s hard to make money, so it is truly a labour of love.

I don’t want this post to put you off or seem whiny, that’s truly not my intention. I just want to let you know that my life it not as rose-tinted as it may seem. We all have struggles and this is mine.

While I take my days one at a time I focus on the things I’m thankful for…a loving (goofy, thoughtful) husband, friends that encourage me, brands that keep my beauty stash fresh, health, a roof over our heads, and despite all the struggle still somehow being able to work from home and continue to follow our dreams.

Thanks to all those who comment, like, and follow LSS whether it be here or on one of my social media channels. Your words never fail to put a smile on my face! If you have any questions for me about blogging full-time, or really anything to do with anything, please let me know. I promise to always be transparent with you.

Thinking of making the switch to full-time? My one piece of advice for you is to, above all else, do it because you love it.

xx -b.

dress: c/o gentlefawn (on sale)
-photos by chris amat

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  • Such an excellent post. Thank you! XOXO

  • Loved this post.
    I guess, life is about taking risks when you feel they are the right ones for you.
    Everything works out at the end. You’ll see :)

    Love,
    Maca

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  • honestly, i loved reading this post. you are so sincere and also so INSPIRING. keep pursuing those dreams. i truly believe that when we do something we love & that we’re passionate about, success comes. keep doing you. i love your blog and can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for you. xx!

  • I think there’s this underlying feeling most people think if you’re a blogger, you want to do it full time, quit your job and work with brands! I have to say as much as I enjoy blogging as a hobby, it never appealed to me to ever do it full time as I have so many other passions I would rather make money from! Thanks for sharing your experience, it’s always interesting to see it from the other side 😉

    Hanh / hanhabelle

  • This has been a really eye-opening post :)
    Thanks for being so sincere and open with us all. Keep doing your thing and work hard, it is worth it and you’ll do great!

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  • This is such a lovely post, Brittany. Thank you for being so honest with us. I personally can’t imagine leaving my full time job for blogging because for me, my full time job is what I love most and is what I am most passionate about. As much as I love blogging, it just doesn’t beat what I’ve chosen to consume my time. I’ve switched between quite a few jobs, turned down offers and opportunities from other incredibly companies because I am at a company where I actually want to get up and go to work for every single day. I even took a pay cut for it and any other student who’s had to pay for uni themselves probably knows how important staying away from debt is. At the end of the day, I know that being happy with what I do and the people who surround me and support me is the most important, and I can see that you feel the same way!

    You have incredible supporters here, you have people who love you, and you wake up every day to do something you’re happy about where the money or the attention or the perks from companies isn’t the most important. The passion you have and the effort you put into your work really shows. Never stop doing what you love! Whenever I feel a little down or start to doubt myself, I always watch Mimi and Alex Ikonn’s videos. They’re such dreamers who have followed their passion and turned their dreams into reality. If you don’t watch them already, I really think you should! I really believe that your hard work will pay off and that you will always find a way here to be supported and happy!

    Take care, lovely! I started following you when you had about 200 followers and I don’t ever want to go a day without seeing your beautiful posts on Bloglovin’ or Instagram :) xx

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

    PS: If I ever end up in the city as you some time in this giant country of Canada that we call home, I’d totally love to meet up with you and interview a real blogger ;D

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  • 204park

    Wow I really appreciate this post and your honesty. I’m looking to make a leap soon to full time blogging/freelance work and am excited and also terrified at the thought of doing so. While I’ve only recently come across your blog and feed your work is beautiful and your hard work will pay off! Sending you all of the good blogging vibes girl!! XO, Diana

    • Thank you Diana! Good luck to you when you do decide to make that leap! Your content is always beautiful and I’m sure you would kill it full-time. If you ever want to chat, I’m here! xx

  • I love this post! As someone who is also blogging full-time (but not actually making money at the moment), I can completely relate to this! Blogging is wonderful, and I am so glad that I found it (or maybe it found me?), but life will always be imperfect despite the persona we put out for others to see.

    Kristi | Be Loverly

  • “And worst of all there’s the pressure I put on myself, to be bigger and better, to post more quality content. Sometimes I’m downright brutal on myself.” I have so much love for you Brit.

  • What a lovely post to read! I haven’t been blogging since the end of November because I was so caught up with uni and I now have a part time job, it was so hard keeping up on blogging myself! I really admire you for going on full time blogging and I could never have enough time in the world! It always feels like a struggle to me but how I love you’re so honest! We all do something with passion because we love it! xo

    The Girl From the North

    • Thank you Angie! That’s quite the break, but I totally understand! Sometimes things can pile up and it all just gets a little overwhelming. Thank you for your kind words and encouragement, love having you around on LSS :) xx

  • It is in a way very heart warming to read all your honesty in this post! We all know everyone has struggles but we easily forget about them when someone is constantly exposed around good vibes in a pretty picture! It is essential to me that you, and more like you, do these posts, we don’t pity any of you in that way of pitying we simply understand and think twice about what we have, what we had and what we aim to have in our futures. It all comes in a way that we easily forget that we had worst times, or someone else may be living the “dream” and that may not be AS dreamy AS we thought it would be. I’m honestly very proud of you, this is a space I can find my own struggles understandable and gives me a certain peace of mind to know either way you’re doing everything for love, and at the end it pays off! It gives me strength to keep my highs hope and fight for what I want and even if it doesn’t come out as expected, at least I’ll be loving every second of it!
    Big love,

    Sara | http://www.marybloomy.com

    • Awe, thanks Mary! I’m so glad you thought so. And I agree, I wish people wrote more about what’s actually going on behind the scenes, though I know it’s easy to just get wrapped up in the beautiful and glamorous (point in case, myself). I think it’s important to realize that we all have struggles and that many of them are the same. No one ever has a perfect life, free of bills, chores, or lists of what needs to get done.

      Thank you so much for your encouragement, it really does mean the world to me :) xx

  • This is such a well written post. Thanks for sharing what it’s “really” like to be a full time blogger. It often looks like a glamorous lifestyle from an outsider, but I’m hearing more and more that it’s a more difficult switch than anyone can imagine. I’m so happy for you that you followed your passion, though.
    Thanks for being straight with us and telling us what’s really going on in your life. I’m wishing you all the best in the future – I hope that mysterious inheritance finds you!
    Ivory Avenue

    • Oh man, even I’m guilty of judging people by their instagram accounts! Obviously everyones journey is different, but it’s important to remember that photos are just a very brief moment of the whole picture. Their are real people behind these account with real life struggles. Thanks for all the encouragement lady, I really do appreciate it! xx

  • Great post! I think we (especially young women), are under so much pressure to succeed in our personal and professional lives in our 20’s, and it is so hard! I’ve just committed to 3 years of study to do a PhD which has been a dream since I was younger, but I actually questioned whether I should do it because of feeling like I would be stuck in it for 3 years without really progressing my personal life (in terms of marriage, kids etc), and career-wise as I won’t be getting the greatest of wages even after being offered 2 scholarships. It’s ridiculous! I really had to have a conversation with myself about how I have to do what makes ME happy, and that by doing that, I will be following my dream. All the other things will fall into place, it’s just taking that leap of faith and believing in yourself, putting aside everyone else’s expectations and doing what works for you.

    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook | Travel & Lifestyle Blog

    • Wow, good for you girl! That definitely takes commitment (something I have never been good at in terms of schooling). And you are so right, it seems like there are so many young self-starters these days and I definitely feel the pressure! Maybe it’s because of this generations instant lifestyle? We all just want things right away and it feels nearly impossible to stick things out. Good for you for choosing what makes you happy, that really is the most important thing :) xx

  • Claudia

    This post was so well written and a great insight. Although I don’t blog full-time as a job so to speak, I do work on my blog full-time, I just don’t earn anything from it but I really struggle with believing in myself. I’m constantly saying I will give everything up but my partner picks me back up again and tells me to keep going because he knows how much I love it. As you said, it’s all worth it, we just need to keep battling on.Your blog is incredible and the content and photography is just stunning, every post is always put together perfectly. I think you’re doing everything right, so well done to all your amazing hard work and I wish you all the best xx

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed it Claudia! Awe, what a great guy to keep your chin up – definitely a keeper. It’s so important to surround yourself by people that keep you positive and help you stay on track. What is your day job if you don’t mind me asking? A big thanks to you for your sweet, encouraging words. I wish I could just form a giant group hug! xx

      • Claudia

        I’m currently not working at the moment. I’m still living at home (and with my fiancé) and with looking after our newborn, working and paying for childcare isn’t worth it. So I blog full time for fun and do little bits on the side to make money (like PaperChicCo) And you’re welcome, like I said, best blog by far :) and you’re totally doing an awesome job. xx

        • Oh right, I keep forgetting you have a little one! Well I think that’s work enough on it’s own, you enjoy those moments to yourself where you can 😉

  • I knew I’d love this post – great job girl! Amazing photos – Chris kills it every time and your breakfast had me drooling! Haha!
    It’s funny how the lives we create for ourselves don’t always feel the way we expect them to once we have them. Unfortunately it’s not a problem unique to blogging – I thought working for myself, by myself would be a dream come true, and in some ways it is. That being said, I now have a serious struggle with loneliness, focus, and financial independence. Along with these new issues comes the guilt of not feeling 100% happy despite getting what I said I wanted. I think we have to start realizing that no matter how perfect our lives are supposed to be, there are always new challenges that arise. Also, as readers, we need to separate the beauty from the bullshit and support content creators like you, who keep it real.
    p.s. I hope that my encouragement never feels like expectation – I, and I’m sure all of your readers only want you to be happy! xo

    • Haha, I can’t believe we’ve been talking about shooting together for nearly a YEAR now! I’m so happy it finally happened, and obviously thrilled with his work. Oh Calgary, I love you and your talented people.

      And yes, oh my gosh you are TOTALLY right, any self-starter goes through these same struggles, I’m sure! Sometimes it’s hard to remember that all of these sacrifices are really steps to the greater good. It doesn’t matter if you’re doing what you love, no one is happy 100% of the time. I think we need to make more of an effort to get together to chat. I don’t know about you, but I always feel much better about what I’m doing/going through when I talk to other creative people.

      And for the record, I don’t ever feel pressured by you. It’s people like you that leave me feeling inspired and encouraged. I am truly blessed to call you friend! Can’t wait for tomorrow night chica 😉 xx

      • Agreed, let’s have a girl’s chat one night next week – text me :).

  • Such a great read and I admire you so much for what you are doing, I don’t think I could ever take blogging full time! You do such a good job of being real and breaking down the facade of perfection we expect from bloggers, at the end of the day, we are all just normal people!

    Maddy, xo

    • You’re so sweet to say so! It’s so true, we all have to pay bills and do boring mundane things. No one has a perfect, glittery (or rather marble-y) life. You can’t judge someones life by an instagram photo – though I know sometimes it’s hard not to 😉 xx

  • I love how honest and real this was!!

    I definitely admire you for sharing your struggles, especially the financial ones! In this online world of pretty and perfect everything you think everyone lives these glamours perfect lives but it’s so refreshing and kinds of a relief to to read about the normalcy! :)

    Awesome post Brittany!!

    • Thank you Leticia! I agree and definitely think the online world (especially those more in the spotlight) need to reassess their priorities. It’s important for people to hear truth and get a peek about what’s going on behind the scenes. You never know who your story might touch or who you may encourage along the way 😉 xx

  • Thrive Lifestyle

    I am walking alongside you 100% running a blog is like running a business! It’s a exchange of freedom in some ways. In one way, we have all the freedom in the world, our own schedules, (i.e everyday all day ha ha), our own creative choices and content; we get to follow our passion. Yet in exchange, we release the freedom of holidays and a routine pay day. But like you say, we do it because we love it! Its an opportunity to follow our bliss and not our fear. I am a firm believer that if we love it enough and lead with authenticity and passion we will succeed. As a long time friend, I am proud of you Brit, we can do this, lets conquer our dreams together, wish we lived closer. Thinking of you today beautiful! Hugs XOXOXOX

    • Oh heeeey, there’s a familiar face! I know you know all too well what I’m talking about. I wish we could go out for coffee today and just talk for HOURS – oh how I miss our chats! And you are totally right, you can never go wrong doing something you love. Happiness is so much more important than making money, though obviously the two hand in hand is truly “the dream”. Love you so much Jess! Can’t wait to see where this year takes you :) xx

  • Such a lovely post Brittany! I am pretty new to your blog (though I consider myself a fan girl for sure) and I think it’s so awesome that you are being so transparent. I think that’s a hard balance in the blog world – between being an inspiration for others and also being real. And you did that perfectly here! Pretty photos are some of my favorite things EVER, but they hardly ever tell the whole story. Everyone has triumphs and failure no matter how gorgeous they look in photos.
    Also thanks so much for talking about the up’s and down’s of full time blogging. It’s definitely a dream of mine and while I consider myself YEARS out I like hearing TRUE stories. Plus it’s nice to know that while there are sacrifices you have to make, in the end it’s worth it. :) Keep up the gorgeously, real work pretty girl! xo
    Kelsey | http://www.abalancingpeach.com

    • You are so sweet! Thank you Kelsey. It’s been a pleasure having you around here on LSS lately and a huge thanks for always weighing in. Good luck to you if you ever decide to take the leap! Obviously everyones journey is different, but I think that if you choose to do something because you’re passionate about it and you really just love it, then you can never go wrong. Even if it doesn’t end up being something that you can make a living off of, you will never regret making the choice to be happy :) xx

  • Loved reading this. Love how you put it all out and how you say that you do it because you love it :) xx
    Gyudy @ Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

  • Really great to hear about your daily happenings, worries, ups, downs and struggles trying to make it work. Patience is the big one for me too, but it’s hard when bills have to be paid and things come up. Hell, I had to move back in with my parents to get this show on the road. And it’s a long, slow road. I worry about money, what happens if it doesn’t work, and what’s to come but I chose this, just like you. So when everyone assumes it’s all fun and games, and easy money, we know the truth – it’s far from it.

    • Thanks Matt! I can imagine we have MANY of the same struggles! Thankfully moving back with my parents isn’t an option as they live a whole provence away and really I would just be displacing myself from opportunities. But totally, it takes a lot of patience and being a very stubborn person sometimes I just want to pull my hair out over it! Good luck to you Matt, in all that you do! We, like so many others, are in this together :)

  • Love your honesty here, what a fab post!

  • Cee

    I was a full time blogger once. It was part leap of faith and part lack of options; when my husband was accepted to culinary school in Paris, temporary work visas didn’t exist (they came into effect about six months after we arrived), I could have either stayed in Canada or quit my job to go with him. The choice was easy – I mean, it’s Paris. We were lucky to have savings to live on, but those don’t last forever and Paris is such an incredibly expensive place that I had to get very creative about earning money. I learned so much, made some serious mistakes and dealt with near constant anxiety about any emails I hadn’t responded to or payments that hadn’t come in. Now that we’re back in Canada, I’ve been back in a very comfortable job for nearly two years – one that allows me to buy designer handbags and eat in restaurants and splurge on all kinds of things I don’t need without thinking. And it’s funny, because I often toy with the idea of giving it all up to go back to blogging full time. Not because I somehow think I’m better positioned to make it work now but because I remember how worth it is was – even with all the sacrifices. And this post reminded me of that again :) Stick with it, you’re doing great things.
    xox,
    Cee
    http://www.cocoandvera.com

    • That’s so crazy! I always wondered about you haha, your life always looks so glamorous on Instagram so I am very happy to know some more about you and your story. What is your job by the way? I’m curious! Thank you so much for the encouragement and you’re sweet words. I would love to take you for coffee if you ever happen to be in Calgary, you just let me know! xx

      • Cee

        Ha ha trust me, my life only looks that way – we live in a ground floor apartment with no natural light (I often compare it to a cave), so my day to day life doesn’t get photographed much. Which is fine since as I type this I’m wearing a sweatshirt, yoga pants and have my hair in a topknot while I try not to go insane dealing with disabled people. I’m a case manager by trade, glamour girl by night only 😉 I usually come to Calgary once a year because one of my good friends lives there, will definitely let you know next time I’m in town! xoxo.

        • Hah, crazy! I’m sure that is a VERY tough job to have! It’s funny the beautiful things we create out of nothing isn’t it? I can online imagine it’s because we have the same passion to create. And for the record, I’m currently in my pyjamas and robe with greasy hair that I definitely don’t plan on washing until tomorrow 😉

  • Adaleta Avdic

    I would 100% love to be able to go full-time with blogging and YouTubing, and since I’m finally making some money from it I feel it is achievable. However, I am no where near where I’d be okay with the quality of life with how much I could make. I mean I’m in a place right now where I am seriously considering buying an expensive bag (it’s been on my radar for months) and if I lived off what I made blogging, I would truly be miserable. I get miserable even now (that’s a separate issue all in its own) but growing up, I lived in severe poverty because we were immigrants from Bosnia and my parents had NO money when we came here. My mom would make the most interesting shit for us to eat, and now I can barely figure out how to put a normal meal together and not heat up red sauce to dip bread into (I know, what the &%$#?) I really REALLY admire you for taking the leap of faith and doing it for the most important reason of all….you love it that much. I do love blogging, YouTubing and being a social influencer but until it can afford Chloe bags like it’s no big thing I don’t think I will make the switch. Also, my boyfriend would make the leap of faith and be my full time photographer and manager IF I was able to make a living for the both of us. You are strong and so brave, and I can’t wait to see all you have in store for 2016 because I love watching you go along your journey. I’ve always been a big supporter of your blog so keep it up! xx adaatude.com

    • Wow, thanks for sharing babe! I’m so happy to get to know your back-story a little more – obviously I had NO idea! My family was always in debt so I know what it’s like to be scared shitless of making the same mistakes. Your situation definitely sounds a lot more severe…and I’m very curious about this “red sauce” lol. Do tell! Thank you for your support, you are so sweet. I am completely overwhelmed by the amount of response on this post so I want to thank you for taking the time to share. I really do value hearing what all of my readers have to say. SO much love! xx

  • This was such a great post and I love seeing the real ness with blogging full time. I guess right now I’m doing it full time and it is hard and you seem busy 24/7 but it is worth it like you said. I just love what I’m doing and wouldn’t trade it. I might still be living in one of my parents apartment right outside the main house so I don’t know if I would call myself a full time blogger or not the money I make has been put towards my savings for the future. I love that you wrote this Brittany and make me realize I’m not alone and someone has the same thoughts as me.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

    • Thank you for sharing Jackie! And I totally applaud your saving skills, that’s such an important thing to be mindful of. Soon you will have your own place! Always remember you are not going it alone – we all go through rough patches and times of unsureness :) xx

  • What a brilliant post! I think we’re all so used to seeing the ‘oh-so-glamorous’ side of full time blogging, which I can image is all very wonderful, but it’s really great that you’ve given us an insight into what it can really be like. Brilliant post which some incredible images! Keep doing what you’re doing :)

    Abbi | http://www.simplyabbi.com

    • Thank you Abbi! Definitely expect to see more of this in the future 😉 xx

  • This is why I’d much rather keep my blog as a hobby. Freelancing just doesn’t suit my cautious personality at all! I think I’d go nuts from worrying after about a week.

  • Your blog seems so amazing! :-)

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

  • Thank you so much for sharing this! You are absolutely correct! Instagram is just a snippet of our lives (usually the most glamorous snippet!). I don’t blog full time, I actually work full time in a natural history museum and I blog on the side. People tend to forget that behind all the beautifully curated photos and lovely makeup posts, there are people who still need to dust their bedrooms or buy groceries. Thank you so much for your honestly! It’s extremely refreshing!

    prettyneutral.com

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it! What an interesting job, what exactly do you do there? And yes, you are totally right haha, just the other day I was doing the oh-so-glamourous job of wiping out the garbage area under the sink! So not pretty.

      • I work on a grant that deals with taxony. Naming of species and what not :) Haha right! Like ohh let me instagram me cleaning the litter box! Very glamorous.

  • I loved this post Brittany. It’s incredible that you can do what you love and I’m sure you’ll reach that perfect balance that you’re after.
    You’ve told me that you wished you were more daring and I get that, we always have to push our limits to try and do better, but I think taking that leap was very daring in the first place so I just want to congrulate you because that’s awesome!
    By the way, I’m amazed by the photographs in this post, they are incredible! And I enjoyed seeing a little bit of your home :) xx

    myslumberingheart.com

    • Thank you Léa! You’re right, thanks for putting things in perspective haha. I shouldn’t diminish what we’ve been able to do so far! Happy to hear you liked the post and photos – Chris is one talented guy! xx

  • You’re so right. Be it blogging or something else, if your not ready to make the sacrifice and put your all, and them some, into it, you’ll never make it work – and that’s ok, some of us are happy to slave away at the day job and blog into the small hours because we just don’t have that somethin’ somethin’ that will allow us to take the leap into full time blogging. I applaud you, and your hubby, you’re doing what you love, no matter the cost, you’re living your dream and not many of us ever really get to say that!

    Sarah :)

    Saloca in Wonderland

    • Thanks for the encouragement Sarah! It’s so true, despite all of the sacrifices we’re making we’re doing it because it’s what makes us happy. I love doing what I love and I wouldn’t trade that for the world :) xx