I also started working part time-the job that supposed to be only 20 hours a week but scope creeps-an hour here,an hour there.Balancing that with a husband who has a completely unpredictable schedule and two busy kids-blogging,what?
So there are my excuses,I can write many more should anyone be interested in them-let me know,I will send you a list.We all have these excuses,right?I am the queen of 20 reasons why it won't work!
But I have really been thinking about this more and more since the new year.How do I be a genuine person,avoid turning into someone who gives the impression that my fashion choices are perfect,my kids are perfectly turned out,my skin and hair are luscious,I make all the right choices in life,and we live happily ever after.I mean if you look on insta (not knocking it, love insta!),you see all these perfect people, with their perfect lives, and it makes us feel like,SHIT!Why can I not get my life together?Why do I have a glass of wine and collapse into bed with my iPad (see Real Housewives above...)when my kids go to sleep?All these moms are probably up sweeping and mopping and WASHING THEIR HAIR!They wake up in the morning and do their make up,look perfect,put on their daily new outfit,and skip off to whatever wondrous grain free,sugar free,dairy free,kid loving activities they have planned for the day,feeling endlessly grateful and thoughtful,etc etc...
But guess what??Repeat after me-THAT IS NOT REAL LIFE!We have hormonal acne, our kids drive us crazy,we cannot wait to drive to school in the morning to hand them off to someone else who can deal with their sass all damn day,there is no time for laser hair removal,timely waxing or facials.We don't always feel grateful,we sure as shit are not intentional or thoughtful,and sometimes,just sometimes,life truly sucks.And as a side note-I never want to clean because I know it will entail cleaning bathrooms and I have a son-'nough said (you ladies with sons/husbands feel me).
So with that said,I will be trying to be less preachy,more authentic,more timely,and more me.I will leave you with two pictures-one of staged perfection(thanks Lyndse Yess),one of real life hot mess.Life is about balance,my friends.Unlike Kristin Cavallari(Denver native!),I will not be doing it in heels(though super excited about her new cookbook!)