Hard truth: I’m not the best blogger. I’m not the best anything.
I really wanted to kick off Girl Talk Tuesday for 2020 talking about resolutions. Here’s the thing… I’m not ready to. I haven’t chosen my word of the year yet. I haven’t received my new planner. I’m behind on 2020. And you know what? That’s okay.
If I sit here and compare myself and my plans for the year ahead to my peers, it will end in me drowning my sorrows in a tub of Ben & Jerry’s. Why? Because I can’t keep up with Joneses of the social media world.
This past weekend, on my Instagram Stories I was in a very flustered state and asked y’all what the heck am I doing wrong? It was 6pm, and I was just getting around to getting dressed and ready to film for the day. You see, I had spent my day running after a toddler, cleaning and trying to get some work done in between the mess. I see my fellow content creators in full glam at 7am with kids fully dressed and out the door with a fully scheduled day ahead.
At 7am, I’m usually in my REM stage of sleep (thanks Fitbit, lol!). I see other bloggers virtually running circles around me daily. I’m just sitting here with a spinning head trying to figure out whether I’m coming or going.
It’s so easy for me to preach about comparison to my GGs. It’s another thing entirely for me to practice what I preach. I’m regularly reminding y’all that Instagram is just a highlight reel, that we’re only seeing the good stuff. I think because I share the good, the bad and the ugly, I forget that I’m not the Instagram norm. The Instagram norm is sharing the good, the pretty and even prettier. That’s just not reality for me right now.
I enjoy sharing the real life moments and being relatable… and being vulnerable too apparently. So, in all transparency, here’s what you’re not going to see from me in 2020: Perfect anything.
I’m not the perfect blogger with the perfect home, clothes, makeup, diet, child, marriage, ANYTHING. I’m just a normal wife, mom and entrepreneur sharing the things and the life that I love with you daily. I’m just a girl from Ohio who loves to connect with other real women through this amazing platform I’ve been blessed with. Yes, sometimes I’ll get down on myself and forget to do the very things I remind you to do, but that’s just one of my many flaws that makes me, *gasp* human.
So I hope you’ll join me this New Year ahead and try to not get down on yourself when you feel like you’re not doing enough, being enough or looking good enough. Together, let’s remove the things (like accounts we follow) that make us feel not enough and replace them with things that make our hearts feel full.
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