My Thoughts on Being Professional #IAmDaysenWinter

My last post talked about how important it was to embrace our flaws and our struggles so I thought I would share with you how where this anxiety comes from and how I turn it into a positive.

With so much on my plate these days I sometimes worry if I can handle it all. I wonder if it’s all worth it or if I will am missing out on important things like spending time with my friends.

Balancing school, a career in the office and a career in blogging is a lot of work and none of that leaves extra time for the other moments I’m lacking in my personal life. I guess I get some of those through blogging which I am SO grateful for, but I do still feel like I am struggling to find a balance. It’s not unusual for entrepreneurs or business women (or men) to feel this way. Time management and work-life balance is a part of being a professional and I think for me it’s the hardest part. Naturally I am a fun, free spirit so when I struggle to find that time to be free I sometimes start to feel lost. Then something magical happens. I get an amazing comment from a reader, a new campaign opportunity, positive feedback at work,  or score a good grade on an assignment – suddenly it all feels worth it again. They help remind me that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and eventually everything will balance out again.

The pride I have in these things IS worth it after all because all of them are taking me exactly where I want to be in my life. That thought is what keeps me going.

Thanks for helping me continue this journey. Join along in this particular adventure by sharing your story with us and by using the hashtag #IAmDaysenWinter while you do.


I’m excited to see them all!

What I’m wearing:   Marc Jacobs bag (not shown) , Daniel Wellington Watch , Forever 21 Jacket (sold out) Similar HERE , Michael Kors boots

Dress from Daysen Winter






All photos by Christy Lum