The #TotalHonestyTuesday Roundup, Vol. 18

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Every week, we’re participating in #totalhonestytuesday, sharing the things we’d usually keep off of social media, and giving a little more insight into our real (and very un-perfect) lives. Hopefully, in doing this, we can all feel a little less pressure to appear a certain way online, and remember that everyone around us is much more than just the highlight reel we normally see.

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#totalhonestytuesday I spy an entire bag of chips at my desk. NO SHAME.

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I know it's a day late for #totalhonestytuesday but grad school gets in the way and when you finally get a few seconds of floofy mind dump time to scan Facebook you remember other things. Anyways, I don't know how @faganchelsea does this but she happens to put into the universe just what I needed at the perfect time ever since June 2012. I am right there with you Chelsea. I was born in Nairobi, Kenya and my family moved to the U.S. and when it came to communication – I learned it all from my family. Regardless of how busy you thought you were you always had time to stay in touch with the most important people in your life. One of the hardest things during my transition and integration to the U.S. was keeping in touch with the few people I considered best friends. I was 12 when I moved and just started learning to use email and MSN messenger and even MySpace to stay in touch with my childhood friends. I was in the middle of figuring where I fit in and other than my family, I was relying on my friends. The crazy progress of communication across seas made it easier to stay in touch something my parents and their parents appreciated. Once I got a phone and texting my behavior mirrored what I'd seen and lived. So when my friends went to college (in the U.S. and abroad) I went into gear and texted first and responded immediately. All the time. I learned quickly that it's not the way others communicate. I took it personally and after some therapy I learned that it's not something I needed to be ashamed of. I will always text first and respond immediately. I've seen how my grandparents and parents and family over the world ached for that ability to stay in touch and couldn't because of circumstances out of their control. So here I am, of that same tribe of girls who always text first.

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Share your own honesty next week, and join the conversation.

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