As a blogger, it's so easy to feel left behind or not up to par.
Every single day, we are surrounded by picture-perfect Instagram accounts, pin-worthy blog posts, and incredibly active social media accounts. We often wonder what we can do to keep up, short of giving up on sleep. I'm sure many bloggers (like me) probably HAVE sacrificed sleep just to play catch-up.
It's so easy to get lost in this gig and lose your voice. Recently, I found myself getting way too stressed over blogging and trying to come up with perfect content every single day. I kept adding to my blogging to-do list, and found myself feeling completely overwhelmed. I struggled to find the time to keep up, and the thought of ending it all even went through my head.
I had to step away from the computer and just live life for a while.
Life would certainly be easier to manage without blogging, but the truth is, I love it. I love to write. But it's not just that. I have met some incredible people through blogging, I've had some amazing experiences and opportunities, and I would hate to give up on something I worked so hard on.
Those perfect moments are the moments people want to see, but I DON'T want to be the blogger who only shares the perfect moments and I don't want to lose my voice. Nobody is as perfect as they seem in those 9 Instagram frames or in that single blog post.
So without further ado, here are my less than perfect moments that are completely okay. Because they're real:
I confess...I wear my pajama pants to take the kids to the bus stop. The bus stop is our driveway and I really don't care. Besides, they look like leggings.
I confess...I am not a morning person. Never have been, never will be. And please, don't talk to me until I've had at least a half hour to adjust to being awake.
I confess...my kids make me late for everything. When I'm by myself? EARLY.
I confess...I'm a calm, easy-going person in control of my emotions. Until I have to deal with bad drivers. Yep. Road rage (and lots of quiet cursing).
I confess...I often drown out my kids in the car by turning up the radio or blasting the air. I listen to them talk from the moment I wake up until the moment they go to bed and the incessant talking can be overwhelming. A few minutes of silence is necessary for my well-being!
I confess...I hide candy that I like in my room just so the kids won't see it and ask for it.
I confess...I don't have any time to be a blogger, but do it anyway.
I confess...I hate retweet groups.
I confess...I change into pajamas as soon as I possibly can in the evening. Even if it's 4 PM.
I confess...I changed my pants in the car today, in a public parking lot. Nobody saw. Hopefully.
I confess...I feel incredibly awkward doing fashion posts, which is funny, because I did some modeling before I had kids!
I confess...I just bought myself a new Spring wardrobe. Just before my birthday. (In all fairness, it was on a rare occasion when I didn't have ANY kids with me. I was able to try things on and I got a bit shop-happy!)
I confess...I hate having wet hair or wet clothes. Absolutely hate it.
I confess...I HATE driving in the city and driving in the snow. It's the only thing that gives me anxiety!
I confess...I spend way too much money in the Target Dollar Spot, on clothing, and on home decor. Do I really need all that stuff? NO.
I confess...I was supposed to write a sponsored post tonight and decided to write this instead because I was too tired to think. This was a lot more fun!
It feels good to let it all out, doesn't it?!? What do you confess?