It’s OK to wing it emmixbowles girl ginger portrait

Sometimes you’ve just got to stop and think to yourself, ‘what the fuck am I doing?’

This is mostly answer back by that little voice in your head with ‘fuck knows?’

Being an adult we’re expected to know what we’re doing 24/7.

We’re expected to know what our long term goals are, and how to fit your 5 a day into your lunch.

We’re expected to know the answer to everything like how to fix the boiler and how to act in awkward situations; like when someone you’re supposed to know comes up and says hi, but you’ve forgotten their name.

When the truth is I have no idea what I’m doing. I like to think I have a slight plan when it comes to my life, my blog and everything else that comes with it. But I have no clue.

I’m just stumbling around hoping I don’t fall.

Nobody in life has things figured out. There will be people who you meet that will try and convince you that they’re totally organised and know what they’re doing. But behind the scenes they’re just like you and me.

But the truth is winging it is great!

But if we didn’t just wing it and hope for the best we’d miss out on so much.

If we didn’t say ‘why not’ to invitations then so many opportunities would pass us by.

If we didn’t say ‘fuck it’ and post a photo you weren’t quite sure about then you wouldn’t have inspired others to do the same.

If we didn’t just press publish and cross our fingers someone reads our blog posts then you wouldn’t be reading this now.

I wasn’t going to post the above photo on Instagram let alone on here but why not? I wasn’t even planning on taking it but somehow it seems to work.

Winging it and taking a step back from our yearly goals and plans means that we can see things in a whole new light.

We can jump on new opportunities rather than planning them a month in advance on our calendars.

It’s like sex. Sex is always better when it’s not planned. Date nights and always better when it’s not planned. Holidays are always (sometimes) better when they’re doing last-minute and full of excitement rather than careful planning a year in advance.

There is nothing wrong with winging it.

Don’t tell my family but I winged my University choice and course.

I just picked 3 that did a course I thought I’d like. Didn’t;t visit any of them. Picked the one closest to Manchester and look how I turned out…. (Sorry Mum and Dad)

Sometimes we need to just trust ourselves and take chances, whether that be on a job you’re not sure about, a date you think you might not get on with or a TV series with a low rating.

Life might surprise you!



  1. June 12, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    Is there any other way? My life has been winging it; from deciding on a whim to go for a ride with a bunch of bikers, drinking too much tequila and proposing to my (then) boyfriend, getting accidentally pregnant (twice), deciding to sign up for university at the age of 45 on a dare, etc, etc. It has all worked out well so far, life has been interesting and challenging. I have a lot of good stories and I am in love with life (even when I am in a down period).

    • June 13, 2018 / 10:47 pm

      This is how we should live our lives! Just go for it

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