Helllooo! I welcome you back with another "relatable girl talk blog"... or ramble… whatever you wish to call it.
Unfortunately, the purpose of Facebook goes further than tagging my friends in memes. Updating my Facebook status and sharing pictures are high on my to-do-list. I’d like to say it’s all part of being a blogger, which is partly true, but I’m a sucker for sharing what I get up too.
With summer sadly coming to an end I loomed up and down my camera roll selecting my top Facebook pictures. Little did I realise just how much time I have spent with my boyfriend this summer, or in turn how much I love to take pictures of him - sorry Simba. But regardless of people passing judgement on my endless relationship selfies and food dates, I shared my loved-up pictures with Facebook.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if those words are asking you “Are you spending too much time with your boyfriend”. In asking myself that question I already knew the answer was yes, yes I am.
But if that wasn’t enough confirmation then I’m sure there is a buzz feed quiz to put the cherry on top.
I then came across a quote that got me thinking. Oh no! Me. Thinking… it’s a scary starting point.
“The key question to keep asking yourself is are you spending time on the right things? Because at the end of the day, time is all you have.”
If somebody can captivate you in ways that you can’t get enough of their company, then I believe to embrace it. Anything that is meant to fire up and burn out quickly will, anything else will run its course; And if in turn you're happy, then I say it’s worth it, whether that be a friend or partner.
Not everybody is on the same wave length when it comes to relationship and balancing it. Sometimes you need a vote of confidence from your friend or even your mum to say, yes you are infatuated by your partner, but so the hell what? Relationships are normally between two people, meaning it works two ways. Your lifestyle may change and realistically it is all about what you are prepared compromise for better or for worse
It's all a part of life. You are more inclined to spend more time with your partner than friends. People specify their own priorities. Dont get it twisted... this blog isn’t about me saying I don’t have time for my friends, because I 100% do. My close friends know me well enough to know I always have time for a coffee and cake date, even if that means leaving the boyfriend behind.
They say your 20’s are the selfish years. So for a people pleaser like myself, choosing me and not apologising for it is completely new and out of my comfort zone completely. Hindsight can be a wonderful thing, and when you realise your time is yours to spend however you wish, you’ll start enjoying it more. So, whether your rushing round Ikea grabbing last minute uni bits with your mum, gardening with the grandparents or indulging in endless brunch dates with the boyfriend, enjoy it. Because time, is all we have.