The #TotalHonestyTuesday Roundup, Vol. 19

Total-Honesty-Tuesday_V17Every 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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Here is to #totalhonestytuesday which happens to be an okay day for me – stressful because I have lots to catch up on after the long weekend, battling jetlag with no energy or time to throw out my wilted birthday flowers and unpack our suitcase. BUT I am still loving this warm beautiful day with the windows open and sitting on my tush in comfy ugly clothes at home even as I work. 😉 Honestly though, dwelling on the mediocre gets you nowhere. Why on earth share the bad days? No one needs to see your tears, frustrations, anger. Subdue it and move on. People will gloat and pat you on the back all at the same time. No one needs that. And I sure won't give you a glimpse of my dark days – there's enough of that going around in the world as it is. I love seeing other people's travel photos, engagement shots, pictures of their families and babies poised perfectly. I love it. Maybe break that cycle inside you as you aimlessly scroll through other people's feeds without hitting the like button for fear of giving yourself away in showing interest in other people's lives, resenting them all the more as you bitterly compare your life to theirs. Why not just pick up and do something and if it's a really cool random hobby why not share it with the world so the positive folks out there know what you do and what is out there. Share beauty and happiness and random cool shit that compromises your life – all that by YOUR definition. And because beauty and happiness and cool are all subjective you don't need to feel that you must conform to some universal understanding of it all and be judged on it. You just do what you feel. And sometimes that can be absolutely nothing at all. And that's totally fine too. Stop the social media passive aggressive judgement and transgress beyond resentment and jealousy. Take control of your own damn life. 😛 #keepitreal #nosuchthingasperfect #nopressure #backtothegrind #workflow #thoughts

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

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