Checking In: Life Update

Written by: Zanita Whittington

So I thought it might be a good idea to start a series whereby I check in with what’s happening in my life right now. Mostly because in the way that my combined social media and blog folds out, it’s not really clear what my day to day life is like.

I’m in Stockholm right now – and I live between Sweden and Australia. I have a working holiday visa here so I can stay for quite awhile – plus now I have a boyfriend here, Gustav. It was always one of my life goals to come and live in Europe – so I made it happen! I live between the countries for work reasons.

I have an office to work from in Stockholm and my day to day life  is really about sitting at my desk and working on a whole load of projects. One of those being – the Photoshop course! Which is coming very soon… in two weeks to be precise, so be patient!

Creating content can be very time consuming and it’s just little ol’ me doing it for this blog so I do have to work a bit of overtime – but thats very rewarding when you are your own boss. This week I’m hoping to do some shoots with some Swedish bloggers… but they never seem to reply to my emails! I find that with a lot of fashion bloggers – mostly because they all have inboxes that are completely loaded with emails! Myself included… I can be hard to reach sometimes.

I’m here in Sweden until Jan 26th – where I fly back to Sydney for another two weeks. The travel is part of the adventure but I have to admit, it does become a little tiresome. It’s not so bad if you’re just travelling within the Northern Hemisphere but having to adjust to alternate climates and timezones so regularly really weighs on you. One of the reasons I’ve had to recommit to going to the gym more regularly is so I can cope with the adjustments better. Sometimes it knocks me around for 4/5 days.

Following my trip to Australia I’m back in Sweden for just a few days then off to NYFW – which I think will be a real adventure because of the Lucky Cover.  I’m excited to arrange some meetings with American brands and plan out some exciting projects for the remainder of the year.

Sometime extremely exciting I’m involved in right now – a total overhaul and redesign of my blog. It’s going to be very different, I’m hoping to work more with contributors and with youtube. Damn it’s so expensive to create a good website… I’m sure it’s all going to be worth it. Counting down.

Looking forward to sharing it all with you!