The #TotalHonestyTuesday Roundup, Vol. 26

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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.

#totalhonestytuesday with and without armor

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#totalhonestytuesday featuring my very unorganized and very unsexy desk.

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Day 12/366 and also my #totalhonestytuesday submission: Today marked 12 months since I started my current job. I'm still not sure where that time went; sometimes it feels like yesterday, and I can remember the jumble of nerves I felt; at other times it feels like I've been working here forever. I know I've mentioned how much of a roller-coaster 2015 was a few times now, but I can't emphasise it enough in terms of my job. My personal challenges unfortunately had somewhat of an impact on all aspects of my life, including my feelings about my job. Quite frankly, I've hated it at times; I've been stressed to the point of tears, I've been frustrated by things out of my control, and I've been overwhelmed with the feeling that I have no idea what I'm doing some of the time. However, looking back at the last 12 months, I have to admit that I've loved it, too. Though not technically my first 'real job', it is definitely on a completely new level from my previous one. I have been challenged, and I have won; I have taught myself new skills I never would have thought I'd learn; I have proved to myself that I can work extremely hard when I put my mind to it; and I have met some amazing people who I love spending time with and who I am constantly learning from. I took this job because I wanted to do something different to writing full time, so that I could concentrate on my 'real passion' in my free time. Initially I thought I would be bored (anybody who works with me will laugh at the idea that we even have time to be bored), but instead I discovered new, different things to be passionate about. I have had my eyes opened to the endless possibilities of travel, and I have discovered a desire to see more of the world. With the new year comes change; my manager is leaving, and my new one promises to take our team in what looks to be a positive, new direction. Only time will tell, but I'm optimistic about what the next 12 months will bring.

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#totalhonestytuesday this is what $70 gets you at a Duane Reade #nothingfun

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#totalhonestytuesday Guess I'm doing this big and scary thing. Pretty much the only thing I got done today.

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

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