Monday, August 19, 2013

//Real- Life Blogging//

Sometimes I try to have the perfect blog.  I want to dress my kids in all these cute (expensive) clothes I see.  I want my outfits to be better.  More me.  And none of that is bad, but you know what is bad?  Feeling like I cannot do this blog thing without having it all perfect.  The internet world has so much potential and I see many wonderful things coming from it, but I want to be apart of this beautiful movement of mom bloggers who think it's better to be honest than advertisements for an impossible life.  

I think we can't help but post about beautiful moments.  That is a natural inclination, but it's the connection I hold sacred.  I want women to read what I write and feel connected to it.  It's true that I find motherhood beautiful.  It's true that I find my poetry there, but I also find the things I'd rather keep hidden.  I see my weaknesses.  I see my exhaustion.  But our weakness is only as strong as how hidden we keep it.  When we confide, we realize our eternal strength.  Especially as women.  A strength that women have seen, but the world is still realizing.

So often we are told what to strive for, but what I am realizing is that life is too incredibly short to be anything less than free.  I hope that as my husband and I happily dream and create, without fear of society's standards, that we are able to give what we possess- our children will grow up confident and secure.  I hope that what I write will connect with others.

Financially, it's been hard for our family.  Extremely hard, to be honest.  We have attempted to do all the "responsible" things- like work jobs that don't contribute to our dreams or our talents, and still nothing gets better, only worse.  What I'm thinking- is maybe the key isn't always the "responsible" thing- maybe that's only what we are told we should do.  I think there has to be some worth in doing what we enjoy.  Right?  How about everyone else:  Do you think it's important to do what we enjoy?  Do you think it's important for our children to see us doing what we enjoy?



4 comments:

  1. absolutely! i feel very strongly about the need to have your children see you do what you love. because that's what i want for them. to do what they love and love what they do. your family is beautiful. your hardships, how you handle them and how you rise above is what keeps your family beautiful. sometimes the "ugly" parts of our lives is what makes us realize how wonderful our lives really are. i look forward to your future perfect posts. and the not so perfect ones.

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    1. Thank you lady! I think it's so important. They need to see us doing what we love and then, they will feel free to do the same!

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  2. Great post. I think the reason why I enjoy reading your blog is because you are honest and real. That means something to me. My life is not perfect and I feel connected with other moms when I see that their lives aren't either. There are few blogs I frequent where their clothes, homes and children seem unattainable to me.

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    1. Thank you! that is a huge compliment. Thank you for reading. <3

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