This is my own little take on Erin's post and Kayla's post. These two girls are two of my favorite bloggers (and they happen to be sister-in-laws - how freakin' cool is that?!) They keep it real. They tell it like it is. They're positive and upbeat. And I feel like I can actually relate to them.
Both of these posts hit home with me. Seriously - take the 5 minutes to click the above links and read their posts. As I mentioned here, I'm a jealous person who constantly compares my life to everyone else's. I know it's a terrible habit to have but I'm workin' on it. With that being said, even though I've only been part of the blog world for a few months it can get overwhelming. Some days it's hard not to get jealous when I'm reading all these blogs. Everyone is so crafty. And their houses are huge and perfectly decorated. And they post about fabulous swimsuits that I totally want and when I click on the link it's almost $200 (yeah um no I'd never spend that sort of money on a swimsuit...or any article of clothing if we're being honest here!) But these two put things in perspective. I'm a perfectionist at heart - it's just who I am. I have big hopes. And big dreams. But no matter how hard I try, my life isn't perfect. It's never going to be perfect. And that's what makes it REAL. I have a REAL life. I have struggles. I get annoyed with my husband...with family...with friends even. I get frustrated at work. I don't always eat healthy nor do I always put 100% into a workout. We have to watch our (very tight at times) budget. I don't get to travel as much as others. My house isn't perfectly decorated. Nor does all my furniture match. But it's real life...MY real life.
So today I thought I'd show you JUST A FEW (because there are plenty more!) of my every day imperfections. I know I can't post a picture of my annoyance at a co-worker, or my frustation level when the hubs irritates me, BUT I can post these....
Yes, I try to eat healthy. But when it comes down to it, I legit LOVE food. This was my lunch Sunday - a bowl of buttered noodles (and it wasn't even whole wheat pasta!!!) And Friday night I ate an entire greasy fish fry with french fries and 2 slices of buttered Italian bread. And on Saturday, I ate a meatball sub. So yeah, I don't always eat healthy - ya gotta live a little...
Yup, this is how our one spare bedroom looks (it's the room I get ready in) You see I've attempted to organize it with the basket system in the corner, the hooks on the wall, and the shoe shelf my dad so graciously built us. But I still manage to have piles, and clothes and shoes strewn all over the place.
Again, I've attempted to organize. And again, most of the time I'm just too dang lazy. The top of that dresser is a catch all for all my crap - receipts I feel the need to keep because 'you just never know.' Cards from the hubs I can't bear to throw away. Jewelry and other miscellaneous stuff that just gets thrown on top. Oh and check out the end table that I keep some makeup on/in. Yeah, the baskets work to an extent but it's still not a perfect organization system and it still looks messy.
So remember - life isn't perfect. Let's all try to embrace our imperfections and just do the best we can with what we have. And, of course, have some fun along the way :) I know this is something that I've really been trying to focus on since I'm one of those stressed out, constantly worrying, jealous type of people who just needs to lighten up a bit and enjoy this crazy thing we call life <3
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!