on the cutting room floor - pt. 2 - The Dainty Squid

on the cutting room floor - pt. 2

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Things these last few weeks have been hectic. I've been helping out at the flower shop a lot lately. I LOVE it. It's challenging me in a bunch of different ways that I really enjoy...and will probably talk about later. It pushes me out of my comfort zone, and who is going to argue with making extra money that can go straight into savings? But I feel so very burnt out. Finding balance between blogging full time and then doing something extra on the side is more difficult than I imagined. I'm, of course, not fishing for sympathy, or casually tossing hints to Anji who reads my blog - just sharing a little about what's going on around here behind the scenes. Plus I know that sometimes it's helpful to just admit something is stressing you out and somehow after that things magically fall into place.

There are an infinite number of things to blog about, especially considering I have such a wide variety of interests, and right now I literally cannot think of a single thing I want to write about. People always complain bloggers only share the sunny side so consider this my contribution to the other side. I guess to be fair, it's not even that this is something not "sunny", it's just a little extra sunny here? Like I need a bit of sunscreen or some time in the shade. Does that make sense? I know I'm totally going to read this later and be like "what the heck was I even trying to say?!" But if you knew how long it took me to even get this far into the post you'd understand. It took me so long before I thought of the perfect thing to share today - a new on the cutting room floor post! Lots of plants, and pets, the two things that help keep me grounded.

Here's to hoping the holidays aren't as crazy for you and that a day of over indulging myself on mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie at the end of the week is just what I need.

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  1. I totally know what you mean about things falling into place! Whenever I get upset about something, I hold it all in until I burst and blog about it and after that, it's usually smooth-sailing from there! I wonder if there's a reason that happens haha.

    I like when bloggers show multiple sides, not just sunny sides. I think it make them more approachable and relatable. You should share stories about working at the paper flower shop!

    How To Be More Like Lauren

    1. Isn't that so strange?! I guess the first step to solving a problem is admitting you have a problem?

      That's not a bad idea! I've been meaning to take my camera in and take more photos to share.

  2. Well, I envy you such a beautiful sunlight in your room so often. You have plenty of pictures with your pets taking a sunbath. I love that! My room is mostly dark like a cave... I guess an architect put the windows on the wrong side of building :-(

    1. I really lucked out with the lighting that comes into this apartment! It's so wonderful, and clearly the animals love it! :D

  3. Get it, girl. There is absolutely no shame in just taking a step backing and pinpointing exactly what's going on for you at any given time.

  4. I definitely thing talking or admitting stressful thing helps, it gets them out there and ,means yo can work through them I guess. And though I'm all about positivity I think it's good to share the negative and try to be more positive about it or find the positive about it; I mean personally that's the kinda blog I love to read. And I love hearing about your work at the flower shop, it's such a cool place <3

    The Quirky Queer

  5. I can well understand your feelings Kaylah. Sometimes, there is something you have to get out your system and writing it and announcing it to the world is the only cathartic way of dealing with it! I frequently do that! Your photos are exquisite as usual, your cats are beautiful!
    By the way, it is TOTALLY your fault I've bought the parts for a glitter cactus brooch. You've been playing on my subconscious for months!!
    P.s. I wonder if I could ask a favour as a blog follower. I've entered a Facebook competition with Lady V London to send in a photo of myself in one of their dresses. I wondered if you'd be willing to have a look and like my picture if you thought it looked good!! Im the first picture in pink flowers by a large castle! Don't worry if not, I know I'm being cheeky but I thought I'd ask (I'm not on Facebook so it's mainly blog friends who have voted for me!)as you're very nice!
    Here's the link:


  6. I was fairly shy person and I think working retail and in food service (barista and working in the front of a burrito/juice bar) it really makes you more sociable. I think it made it a lot easier for me at parties to try and keep an open mind.

    And I get what you are saying about stating something but don't mean it as a complaint, negative, or whatever. I would do it all the time when I was little, I would say that I was cold then get yelled at. But I would totally remember thinking "This is all my fault I didn't want to wear the jacket" but not thinking my parents would do anything about it like buy a new jacket while we were out or go home early or anything like that.

  7. IT seems like everyone has been in a funky lately. I've read on three other blogs and just made a post about it myself. Must be the season changing and for most people, it getting darker everyday so less sunlight and less vitamin D. But Christmas is just around the corner and who doesn't love caroling?!

    xoxo Essie


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