Love What You Do – Do What You Love

Being a ‘professional’ blogger (& by that I mean making an income from it/it being my main job…) is something that I didn’t necessarily chose to do, but more simply ‘fell’ in to. The same with social media. I simply posted pictures of my own home & it inspired others to click the follow button or read my ramblings on this blog. Over time it’s become a way to earn money to support my family.

I wouldn’t in a million years have imagined that something I am so completely obsessed with would one day become my career. I am so incredibly lucky to do exactly what the title of this post enscribes; love what you do & do what you love.

Lately I’ve had a bit of stick from some of my nearest & dearest to ‘get a proper job’. One that would allow me to get out of the house, actually get dressed & meet some new people as well as earn some money & be a ‘long term’ career. I know they probably don’t mean any harm by it, but I feel myself constantly trying to defend my decision & feeling left deflated at my own success when in reality, I think I’ve done pretty well for myself.

It made me really doubt my decision to put all of my heart & soul into something that I was told would be a waste of time in the long run as blogging is ‘not going to be forever’ & neither is social media. 

That was until I sat down & realised that it isn’t often that people can hand on heart say that they LOVE their job. Their hobby & passion is what they make a living from. 

For me, my love of interiors started with my first home aged 18. I spent all my time browsing the internet for interior inspiration, reading advice in magazines & putting it all to use within those walls. I was miserable at university studying something that didn’t really interest me, later working within that field or finally in recruitment whereby I got made redundant leading me to become a ‘full time stay at home mother’.

Instagram was my release through the tough days with two young children & little sleep. It gave me a glimpse into other peoples lives when I hadn’t left the house all day & felt incredibly lonely. It also gave me a chance to do what I love best; nose at peoples homes.

As a mother of two very young children, going out & getting a job for a few mornings a week is completely out of the question. Firstly I’d be paying £9.00 an hour for the privilege of nursery, but also the likelihood is that I’d be doing job that probably doesn’t interest me, gives me no fulfilment & wouldn’t even cover my childcare costs per day. Not all that enticing.

Why wouldn’t I want to work a couple of hours a day, in the comfort of my own home & when it suits me, surrounded by my two children & in my pyjamas? As far as I’m concerned, this is the best possible situation that I could be in & I feel incredibly lucky to be here.

Not only do I do what I love, but I also love what I do AND make a living from it!

This may not be something I’m going to be doing when I’m 50, but until blogging & social media (& interiors to an extent…) becomes old hat or I run out of things to talk about & brands no longer want to collaborate with me; I’m going to continue putting my all in to it.

So many people are stuck in dead end boring jobs that they absolutely despise. Creative people stuck behind desks is the biggest tragedy since Romeo & Juliet.

The purpose of this blog post is to encourage those that feel they aren’t ever quite enough, or motivate those that feel they’re wasted. You never know what will come from it…nobody ever got anywhere from not taking chances so set up that blog, make a career change or hell even give it all up & become a nun. 

Do what makes you HAPPY!



  1. February 3, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Hi Charlotte, I discovered you via Instagram a few weeks ago and absolutely love your blog, your beautiful home and the photos and little 15-second video clips you share on IG. So pleased you've found joy and balance doing what you love and loving what you do. I think it's great that you can make it work. Despite different circumstances, I'm seeking the same – and your latest post (above) is an inspiration… thank you. You go girl! 😀 JoJo

  2. February 5, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    What a lovely post ! Very inspiring and a lovely read ! Good for you I say ! Be proud and stand tall you do a bloody fine job xx

  3. February 7, 2017 / 10:04 am

    Hi Jo, what a lovely comment – thank you so much 🙂 good luck on your quest, you can definitely do it x

  4. February 7, 2017 / 10:04 am

    Thanks Sarah! Just goes to show anybody can do anything if they set their mind to it x

  5. February 19, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    Hi Charlotte

    I have come across your page on Instagram, your house is beautiful and after reading this blog, what a huge inspiration you are. I like nothing more on my long boring train journey home from work to watch your insta story of the day. I am a lover of all things craft and shabby, so have huge house envy! Keep doing you. It's brilliant. Insta love …. Kat (currently pondering the thought of if I am brave enough to start a blog for my new house?) xx