>Brittany Ann over at Living in the Moment wrote a wonderful blog post today that I think speaks to a lot of us female bloggers out there.
I’m going to borrow from Brittany and tell you a few things about myself that make me not so perfect:
-I struggle with food on a daily basis. I cave in to my cravings too often.
-Sometimes I question going into news, and studying journalism. The economy has taken its toll and I’m starting to get jaded.
-Sometimes I’ll leave a load of laundry in the washer, or the dryer, and completely forget about it.
-I’ve been gaining and losing the same 10 lbs. for a couple years now. And beyond that 10 lbs. I still need to lose 30 more.
-I hate cleaning the bathroom, mopping, and doing yardwork. Luckily my husband does all three.
-I still have moderate acne breakouts and get very self-conscious about it. I never leave the house without at least a couple items of makeup on my face.
-Sometimes, I have a hard time letting loose, letting go, and just having fun.
-Sometimes, I feel very burdened by the fact that I have so many financial obligations. The house, the car, the bills… Sometimes I wish that I could quit my job, leave everything behind and go on a cross-country road trip with the dog and the husband, not a care in the world.
-I don’t think I’ll ever be a domestic diva. My husband is a fantastic chef. So why should I even bother?
-Sometimes I would like more credit for the things I help create or make happen. I let others take the glory too often.
-You can often count the tumbleweeds of Mango’s fur as they move about my house.
-I don’t have a huge circle of close friends. Most of my few best friends live in other states. But I think I’m finally beginning to accept that I’m just not the type to have a gaggle of gals with me wherever I go.
-I hate talking on the phone, especially to strangers. I prefer e-mail.
-I judge people. I get jealous. I covet clothes, shoes, handbags, home furnishings, and other women’s metabolisms, athleticism, and physical fitness.
-I’m not sure that I’ll ever get the urge to be a mother, and that’s kind of scary. Because having kids is what society expects.
So, there you go. None of us are perfect. I know that the blog world, for women, is about sharing ideas, getting inspiration from others, but it can’t be perfect all the time, can it?
11 thoughts on “>On imperfections”
>We definitely have a lot of the same imperfections 🙂 Great post!
>Honest statements of imperfections inspire me far more than dishonest statements of imagined perfection.
>So I totally could relate on like 75% of this. For real! I completely feel the same way.Oh and I visiited Brittany Ann's blog. Totally agree there too! And I saw your comment and I have a feeling I know who you're talking about and I totally feel the same way. I actually deleted one in particular but I was like I kinda like just being in the know cause so many relate back. So I re-added. Ha. (I'm so lame) And I feel like I comment and comment and they don't even acknowledge me. I know people are busy but I try really hard because I appreciate what people have to say and actually finding my little piece of the internet interesting and all ya know. I don't want a bazillion followers. I want people to genuinely like me and want to read what I have to say. And I want to relate back to them. Not be in a contest to have a crap load of followers.Ok. I'm done ranting in your comment section! Just wanted you to know you're not alone at all! 🙂 Have a great day girl. I hope you had safe trips to Tuscaloosa!
>I'm slightly freaked out by how much I relate to this post: particularly the food/weight struggles, my disillusionment with journalism, hating talking on the phone to strangers and the potential missing urge to have kids. (Which ought to please my mother big-time.)
>Thanks for the shout out! I relate to so much of this, too. I love you even more for all of it! And I know what you mean about some bloggers we all read, but aren't entirely sure are good for our psyches. I totally struggle with that, too.
>I face the same thing when it comes to journalism. I love my job. I love working at a newspaper. I'm proud of my journalism and English degrees. But the industry is changing and I, too, am severely jaded…
>Embrace the imperfection : ) we all have pounds to lose, don't tear yourself up over it. I cave into my cravings all the time, too!
>Love this!! I could relate to so many of these!
>Thanks for all the wonderful comments and support, ladies! I appreciate all of you!
>Great post! Honesty is so refreshing. I can totally relate to a TON of this list.
>Oh goodness…we have a lot in common! I went through the "kids????" thing, I sometimes judge-get jealous-and covet others and their stuff, I don't always have/want a gaggle of girlfriends around me, and I def have the tumbleweed issue!