House. The patient was a blogger who blogged her life. EVERY piece of it. It was hurting her relationships. Everyone knew that they needed to be careful around her because what they said might be blogged. How sad.
I'll admit, I do not always put the whole truth on this blog. I don't think my entire life needs to be shared on the world wide web. I don't think intimate details of personal relationships should be revealed with such a large audience. I try to put my real life before my virtual one. The feelings of my family and friends come before entertaining my blog's audience.
I recieved an email and a couple formspring questions lately that have disturbed me. They all asked the same thing. One said, "How do you do it all? How do you keep a perfect home, cook perfect from scratch meals, wear perfect clothes, all while working AND blogging?"
Blogging is a funny little thing. It truly is. Bloggers show you what they want you to see. No matter what blog you read, you are viewing and reading what the author wants you to know. Remember this: when a blogger's life seems too good to be true, it probably is.
I wish I could back up from some of those food pictures I have taken. My kitchen is a mess in a lot of them. I've cleared the clutter from the camera's lens. I'm showing you what I want you to see, because frankly, showing you my dirty dishes would be embarrassing.
The truth? My kids whine. My husband and I disagree. My laundry is unfolded on my bed, again. I am NOT a morning person and am easily provoked before 8am. I ate a donut yesterday and made pesto from a packet. I take my kids to school while wearing sweats. My daughter has holes in EVERY pair of jeans she owns. I have way too many freckles. On Monday, I locked my son in his high chair in front of the tv with a packet of fruit snacks because I was at wits end. On Wednesday, I cried to my boss. My hair's current state, a wet bun, is not pretty. I am wearing maternity pants. (They are falling off, but I don't fit into my pre-preggo jeans yet.)
This isn't a pitty post. I am happy. I am extremely in love with my life and with my husband. But, I want you to know that I am real. I am human. I make mistakes, show up late, burn my food, get irritated, and could afford to lose 10 pounds. Unlike the blogger on House, I probably won't discuss every detail of my life. I want to keep it real, but I also believe in focusing on the positive, the pretty and the uplifting.
I hope this answered your questions. The truth is I DON'T do it all! I really, really don't. Something's gotta give, even in my life.
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