Friday, January 13, 2012

let's be honest.

here's the deal, i'm a little annoyed.

i love blogging. i love the friends i've made, i love the fact that i get to share my opinion and well, whether you like it or not there it is. i love the fact that i can be honest with my readers, and also make them laugh (hopefully) time to time.

but as of lately, i've just had this over whelming feeling like 'are you kidding me' when i read some other blogs.

the thing is, what you see is what you get on my blog. i have a job that requires me to wait on old people while they yell at me that their meatloaf isn't hot enough. i have a marriage that sometimes we yell at each other cause we're mad. i have a family that drives me so crazy, i think i should be put in a straight jacket.
but it's my life and i love it.

above everything else i really hope that you get a sense of 'me' from this blog. a sense that i don't like to wake up early to do my hair or put on mountains of make up. a sense that i'm confident with my hair in a bun and that it's a real treat to have it down for the whole day. a sense that i'm not perfect. a sense that yes i love photography but i just don't have all the time in the world to commit to it right now. a sense that i'm really busy and barely have time to sit down and blog...because that's real life my friends.

i get mad. i yell out a bad word when i stub my toe. our room right now looks like a bomb went off with all the clothes everywhere. my house is never fully cleaned. my floors are dirty.

do you get where i'm going with this?

i should mention that this is all being brought on my looking at a couple blogs this week of women who wrote about how real they are on their blogs...and after reading it i just had to laugh and ask 'are you serious?'
because every time i look at certain blogs i feel like their just perfect. because every picture they post is perfect, their hair is always beautiful, their house is always clean, and honestly, no ones that perfect.

now, i do understand that a lot of people hold off on their blogs. lots of people don't tell the personal stuff.
but when they do, and its still rainbows and butterflies...i get frustraited.

it's kinda like facebook.

which i've been thinking about deleting mine for this reason...or just going down to 10 friends.

jealousy is an ugly thing. maybe that's my problem. i'm jealous of all these bloggers who look like they've got it all together. because i don't.

but then again, i'm a human. and i have feelings too.

i've caught myself not looking at certain blogs for a while because when i am done looking at them, i have this: i suck at life feeling going on. and that's not ok with me.

so what's my point with this rant: be honest.
i'm really hoping that someone is with me on this thought...but if not, oh well. i just want you all to know that i love and adore all my readers and you all bless me SO much!
i hope that you've been able to get to know me through this little blog and will continue to do so.

and girls, it's ok to post a picture once in a while of you just waking up:
{with your crappy computer camera}

thanks for letting me rant. 

also, watch this. it's really funny.

all my love,


Cara said...

You look so beautiful. I appreciate this post SO MUCH, Meg. It blesses me to feel your honesty from all the way across the country.

Mary said...

Ha! I feel ya, friend! Let's start of series called "Embrace Your Leg Hair" or "Meet my Pimple". Ya know, whichever one you like more.

...kinda serious ;)

Jennifer Anne. said...

I LOVE this. I love your honesty! Being real is a beautiful thing and being perfect is overrated! God bless you!

Ashley - The Christian Wife Life said...

Love this, love your blog, love your real...realness. Haha. Thanks for sharing :)

Delaney said...

And this is why I adore you sooo much! You are honest and it is beautiful! You are beautiful :) I seriously mean that in every way. So many bloggers where the "im perfect" and the"my relationship is roses" it always makes me feel inadequate. But i know deep down that there story is sugar coated. When I read your blog, i definitely feel like im getting the real meg :)

Annie said...

Let's go with Embrace Your Leg Hair! Oh, Mary - hahaha!

And like Delaney said, you are beautiful!

"i get mad. i yell out a bad word when i stub my toe. our room right now looks like a bomb went off with all the clothes everywhere. my house is never fully cleaned. my floors are dirty." - I feel like this the exact same thing you said to me when you talked about this, and it's true for me, too. My floors are dirty, I need to do dishes, my clean laundry is piling up on the laundry and my dirty laundry is packed in a hamper and on the back of my sphere chair and in the meantime my closet looks like a skeleton because there's almost nothing hanging in there.

Whew. I feel better now.

Erin said...

Ha ha...I laughed hard at Mary's comment! Thanks for stopping by today hun! I love transparency and I love finding blogs that are real and upfront about the problems they face in life! THanks for sharing!

Erin said...

Oh girl, this post totally made my day. THANK YOU for saying straight out what we all feel and for being real and honest. as someone who is jobless and struggling financially so much, it can be so hard to go on people's blogs who seem to have it all together, constantly talk about their newest purchases and stylish life, etc. what a good reminder for me to be REAL on my blog and in my life in general.
love your heart.

DaisyGirl said...

Can I just say AMEN AMEN AMEN. Just tonight, I have thought for probably the 15th time that I need to just clean out my google reader and just about have done it now. I think the Devil is using blogs and facebook to get into my heart and plant a bad seed. Your blog is the second one I've read tonight with these same thoughts. I think your down-to-earth real life is why I keep coming back to your blog. Thank you for the honesty. It came right when I needed it.

DaisyGirl said...

And since I am commenting on your post a week after it was written probably shows you just how long I have avoided the blog world...for this very reason. ha!! Ok...I won't keep commenting. ha! Thanks again, friend!

TefMarie said...

I'm late to the game with my comment but I feel you. Sometimes I don't feel blogging alot because I simply feel like I can't keep up with all the awesomeness that some people seem to have.

Jealousy is a horrible thing, I agree.

Thanks for being open and sharing. It's encouraging and a good reminder.

Katie said...

I'm finally catching up on blogs and just saw this post. I completely agree with it! I think you do a wonderful job of showing your real life in your blog, and that's why I really love it. It's hard to compare yourself to other people and feel like you just can't keep up. Thanks for this wonderful reminder!

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