UMMMMMMMM!!!!! Yep, that is the first “word” that comes to mind when I think about how to communicate what I have been learning. It is a little embarrassing to admit but I have such a hard time looking at the constant stream of photos that come across facebook of the people who have mastered the portrayal of the seemingly perfect life. Because for a moment I really start to want what they have. When you see pictures of people with the cookie cutter front yards, the children in the little photos with the scrolling photographer logo, the vacation to the Bahama’s with my “amazing husband who never lets me down…ever,” it is hard to see the extensive lawn mowing, the fits of rage from the little one at the dinner table and the possible argument over how many suitcases they each brought to the airport. Having a great yard, or precious children ect are all great things and they are things that in some ways we all want. But sometimes the satisfaction seems to come from portraying those things rather than actually enjoying them. And then it hit me…I hope this blog never leads anyone to believe that I am the perfect designer, daughter, employee, christian, or even friend because it is just simply not the case. I love my life but not because I am perfect in and at it but more because my imperfect life has made me who I am and brought people into my life that I adore.
Instead of stating more opinions on this topic I am going to present the questions that I have been asking myself.
- What if I spent more time making memories with the the people that have been placed in my life rather than envy the lives of other people that I really don’t even know that well.
- What if I shared the realities of my life with that friend that is in bad situation instead of putting the weight of my “judgy” opinion on their shoulders.
- What if I presented to the world via photos, blog, tweets or hell even real live conversations (haha), the struggles that came along with my successes.
And with that said I was going to post a few photos of my week but I will leave you with one:
My meditation for the week:
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
- Psalm 46:10