Oh the Perfection

May 14, 2012



Internet rant - commence.

Blogs are double edged swords - they're pretty, have cool ideas on how to DIY the heck out of stuff, and are inspirational on a number of levels. 

But then there are some days when I just...find myself super annoyed.  

This morning, while scanning through a popular blog that just won a bunch of awards I totally lost my cool:

Oh brother. Really? Your entire blog is about 
1.) eating doughnuts and burgers and ice cream every single day, 
2.) being a hip style icon, 
3.) having just the bestest husband and kid ever, and 
4.) apparently never working a real job or having any hardship whatsoever. 

Over the top eye roll. 

Is it just me, or is anyone else sick of ready blogs like that? I mean, good for this girl, but I doubt her real world is as fluffy and sparkly as her blog lets on. 

Damn, I want to be fluffy and sparkly!

After reading blogs like this, I look down at my unpolished toes and my dirty house and lack of fashionable outfits and feel like crap. 

And I shouldn't feel like crap. 

I should, however, get that pedicure situation under control stat, but that goes without saying.

Suddenly all my flaws come roaring out at me and I wonder how I'll ever survive being the uncool, untalented, childless goon that I am. 

But then I take a deep breath and remember that I love my life. Imperfect, messy, uncool, complicated, beautiful and blessed. Would I change things? FOR SURE. That no hardship thing sounds pretty nice... 

I would encourage all of you to live authentically by being the heroines of your own lives (or heroes, to my male readers) and by being brave enough to acknowledge that it's in the struggle, growth, and hard work where we find our true character and spirit. 

And I hear that ice cream helps that too. 

4 said something:

  1. amen to this! thanks for posting. i often find myself feeling the same exact way. then i wonder to myself why do i read these certain blogs if i just feel awful after. food for thought for sure.

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  2. I so know what you are saying. A bunch of blogs just started the "things I'm afraid to tell you" movement and try and balance out that "perfect perfection" we see everywhere - I'm guilty of it too....

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  3. its tricky. on a public blog I feel like it takes a lot to share about ups + downs (especially if there are kids involved, don't want to over exploit!) and at the same time don't want to give a faulty appearance of being perfect. if you figure it out please share!

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  4. I like ice cream. I NEED ice cream. That would make my life perfect.

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