Life, Lately: Why I've been Offline

August 17, 2018
Life Update: Why I've been Offline - Posh, Broke, & Bored

IN THIS AGE OF INSTA-GRATIFICATION, BEING OFFLINE FOR SIX WEEKS 
IS BASICALLY SOCIAL MEDIA SUICIDE. BUT I’VE DISCOVERED 
THAT I DON’T REALLY CARE... 



Life Update: Why I've been Offline - Posh, Broke, & Bored

Life Update: Why I've been Offline - Posh, Broke, & Bored
“It’s just the internet, it’s never that serious...”



...oh, but it is for some. Especially if you were born after 1990 or if you monetise your lifestyle/sartorial choices/children for the currencies of double-taps and Adsense. I can’t relate, or at least I no longer care to. It’s not that I don’t lift a finger for anything as vulgar as money - although rumour is that yours truly subsists solely on Fiji water, ionised oxygen, and gossip - it’s just that with everything going on in my life right now, going dark on Instagram and Posh, Broke, & Bored for over a month is the least of my concerns.

That’s not to say I don’t miss (over) sharing on my little corner of the Internet. I desperately want to share with you my travel stories - I have yet to close the chapters on Kyoto, Taiwan, and Portugal; and I have yet to open the book on my time in Tokyo, Okinawa, Bandar Seri Begawan, Busan, and Seoul. There are skincare products I am eager to recommend, which for a fairly-recent newcomer to the 30s club is a world apart from the stuff I used to slather on my resilient face. Let’s not even get started (actually, let’s do) on my area guides to Melbourne, a city I am beginning to spend a lot of time in.

Life Update: Why I've been Offline - Posh, Broke, & Bored

Life Update: Why I've been Offline - Posh, Broke, & Bored

Life Update: Why I've been Offline - Posh, Broke, & Bored

So why has this usually-verbose prose-peddlar been so silent? For one, most of my waking hours have been consumed by new job. Yes, I work (although admittedly less for a living and more for the pleasure of it). I’ve inadvertently fallen into my current role as a design consultant, the fancy-sounding title of which is less of an attempt to add frills to my resume but more of the fact that I don’t consider myself qualified to be called an interior designer. You may have seen snippets of my work on on my Instagram Stories. I’d like to share more of my work but discretion prevents me from doing so, that said my current client is a fan of Posh, Broke, & Bored; so if she’s reading this and wouldn’t mind, feel free to let me know! You know who you are. 

In the meantime, here are some photos of new additions to my London living room. I finally found an appropriately-sized rug for the space, an armchair in the most perfect shade of mint green, and gorgeous Christian Lacroix cushions for the seats.

I’m also thrilled that despite the ghastly summer we’ve had (the likes of which can only be described as hotter and sweatier than Satan’s armpits) my winter garden has survived the worst of the heat. Even if the space was largely unusable in the late afternoon - a bit of a pickle considering that it spans the home office, dining area, vanity area, and is where I keep my houseplants. The survivors of which I will share in an upcoming interiors feature.


Aside from work, I’ve also had some developments in my personal life. I played “hostess with the most-est” to a dear friend from the Far East. What was supposed to be just a catch up while I showed them my part of the world ended up a smorgasbord of food for thought. I won’t go into their private details, but I will say that through second-hand observations I have developed a new found appreciation of my life as it is.

And my life as it is feels right. Not the life my twenty-something year old self would have imagined, but a life with few complaints. I may not be the social butterfly I once was - in fact I can count on two hands all the people I would want at my hypothetical wedding - but the few friendships I have are more enriching than a thousand air kisses. Nor do I feel the need to dress like a Christmas tree, having refined my accessories to a few essentials that stand the test of time. That said, I am currently seeking out some precious jewellery to commemorate very special moments.

All in all; during my social media absence both my work and my life have been thoroughly enriching. My only wish, as I approach yet another birthday (I turn 32 on 20th August!) is that I find a work-life balance that leaves me room to share both with you on Posh, Broke, & Bored. To you who have been so patient with me while I navigate these busy times, thank you for sticking around. I’m looking forward to sharing more of this journey; from London to Kuala Lumpur and everywhere in between. x
Life Update: Why I've been Offline - Posh, Broke, & Bored
Life Update: Why I've been Offline - Posh, Broke, & Bored

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