It’s almost like we have our alter egos. We have us. The real us. The raw unedited version that we only share to those closest to us. And then we have these alter egos. The person we portray online. Where we show only our best. We talk about our vacations and our kids accomplishments. We showcase our well manicured homes and the beautifully plated dinner that could have been in a culinary magazine. We spend so much time making sure everything is perfect before we share to the world.
However, what the world doesn’t see is that pile of paperwork you have on your desk that hasn’t been filed in months… the dishes in the sink left over from last night… okay maybe from the weekend even. Or lets get real deep. They don’t see the overwhelming load that you are carrying day to day. The financial burdens that you are having to face every morning.
They don’t see the strain in your marriage or even the strain in the relationship with your kids. They don’t see the sickness, the tears, or even the pain.
I get it. I am guilty as well for taking the time to make sure everything looks perfect. However, I want you to know that my life is not perfect.
I am not perfect, my marriage is not perfect and my kids are not perfect.
As easy as it is to pretend that it is I don’t want to come off that we have it all together.
Because we don’t…. And we never will.
Sharing the real us is hard. However, in those moments that we are raw and honest with ourselves as well with those around us… we are more impactful. We don’t realize it but as we share only the good we are creating this world of perfection. Think about it for a moment…
For example Pinterest. Pinterest is eye candy for us girls! We absolutely LOVE it. From fashion to home decor. Everything is so pretty! However, that is not reality. I know constantly looking at those pretty homes and decor, I feel kind of down because my house definitely doesn’t look like those on Pinterest or in the magazines I look at. And I know because of our human nature when we surround ourselves with perfection then we begin to feel insignificant.
Just this past week I was 45 mins late to a meeting with a potential bride! I completely misread her email and scheduled the time for another date. Thank goodness she was kind enough to wait while I threw myself and family in the car and rushed to the coffee house. I don’t know what she saw in us after that but she booked with us! All I can say was that she was gracious. 🙂
I want those that are my friends, those that take time to read our blog, and those that we are blessed to call our clients. I want you all to know that you are significant.
Your life might not look like mine ( and that is probably a good thing), but your life is so precious. The good and the bad.
We mess up. And we learn from those mess-ups hopefully. And although out of habit I will still share the prettier side of our lives. I want you to know that behind that picture there is a pile of laundry growing by the minute, a little boy having a tantrum, and a mom just trying to make it through her day.
our alter egos