What it’s actually like to work full time and have a side job

When I started Attorney Attire, I had no idea what opportunities would come from it. I thought I was just going to be sharing about my favorite outfits, places I travel, and things I like to do. I could have never imagined that I would meet the best people online (and in person) from it. I never thought that it would actually be part of my support system. I wouldn’t have believed it if somebody would have said that I would have ten thousand followers one day. I feel so lucky for everything that Attorney Attire has brought into my life. Every message, every piece of clothing, every product, and every relationship that has come from it has meant so much to me. 

The other side of the blog, however, is that somedays it is just tough. It is draining to meet deadlines after having countless deadlines in my day job. It is difficult to find the drive to post about a product, or respond to collaboration requests after a 9 hour day in the office. 

I haven’t shared this with you because somebody actually told me to, “keep [my blog] light and fun.” lol.  I constantly rethink what I am posting due to the fear of it being too heavy. In reality, though, life is heavy sometimes.  Since I have had this blog, I have experienced life events so stressful that my hair literally fell out. Yikes. I didn’t share those times with my readers, though because I didn’t want to turn anyone away or freak anyone out. I realize now that not sharing the real stuff is not good. I don’t want to ever give off the impression that things are so great, and  I have no real problems. That’s not true. I am a human being like everyone else. I 

All of this is to say that the life of a working professional with a side hustle isn’t easy.  If you happen to be one of those people who are in the same boat as me, please reach out! We are all in this together. 

I kind of shared my feelings about this on instagram yesterday, and got the most heartwarming response. My favorite advice was that:  it’s important to keep sharing your story. Even if it only reaches one person, it might change that person’s life. 

So, despite wanting to quit sometimes, I am going to keep on keeping on. 

Thank you for reading and your unwavering support. 

xoxo, Steph 

Photo: Riley Winter Photography

Dress: Maggy London 

1 thought on “What it’s actually like to work full time and have a side job

  1. Girl I feel you on this! I just started a blog in April and I am a full-time attorney as well. Juggling Life, including work and personal lives are so hard to begin with being a lawyer but then adding in a side hustle. And mines not even really a side hustle right now just getting started. But just know I love your blog, I love your Instagram, and I love your message. Keep doing what you’re doing I think showing yourself as genuine and openly as you do is amazing don’t worry what other people say!Life, including work and personal lives are so hard to begin with being a lawyer but then adding in a side hustle. And mines not even really a side hustle right now just getting started. But just know I love your blog, I love your Instagram, and I love your message. Keep doing what you’re doing I think showing yourself as genuine and openly as you do is amazing don’t worry what other people say! You’ve got a permanent follower in me!

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