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.
When I eat alone, I have a very hard time motivating myself to prepare anything remotely nice or healthy for dinner. So no pretty cooking shots tonight — this, plus real housewives on my laptop, will be my dinner. Probably consumed in bed. #totalhonestytuesday
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This is a #totalhonestytuesday: My father was diagnosed with a brain tumor when I was 6, probably around the time this photo was taken (more or less). He took his life soon after. I've spent the last 16 years being confused, numb, and angry ever since I found out about all of this at age 14 (right before I went into high school). A few days ago, for the first time, I felt forgiveness. I'll always be sad. I'll always miss him (this photo doesn't show his Woody Woodpecker tattoo or what used to be a Tom Selleck-ish moustache or his signature plaid shirts – Al Giovetti: Original Hipster). But I no longer hold it against him. I love you, Dad. And I forgive you.
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My first #totalhonestytuesday inspired by a blog I like to read (@thefinancialdiet) this #basicgirl photo explains a lot about my journey along the path of financial responsibility and smart consumerism. 1) I'm really proud of cutting my unnecessarily high gourmet coffee budget. Folger's black silk in a cute mug from World Market makes my heart AND my wallet happy. 2) I like to think that I made the right decision in retrospect when I bought a hybrid car instead of a "status car" #Prius #gasmileage 3) Manicures are NOT worth it in my profession. I love the pampering and the look of french tips but working in a lab with solvents means it's not a wise choice.
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Got crafty and created this debt payoff tracker for my car. I'm two months into my journey Debt Zero journey. I'm trying to find the balance between sustaining an aggressive approach that still gives me a life. I worry about losing momentum and this little tracker should help. #totalhonestytuesday
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I always think that I should get the chai latte because I can make boring old tea at home. But I like the plain tea better, which is also always $2 cheaper, so I should really be adult enough to stop pretending to like things I actually don't #totalhonestytuesday
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Getting totally honest on this #totalhonestytuesday: Autoimmune diseases suck. Mental health issues suck. And despite the fact that sick people are often expected to overcome and be super positive and insist that being sick is really a blessing in disguise, it's totally OK to be pissed about it. To ask, why me? To wallow and cry and stop being grateful for a minute. It's OK. Because this shit sucks. We can dust ourselves off tomorrow and be thankful that things aren't worse and enjoy our lives. But today, on this total honesty Tuesday, I'm wearing yoga pants and big sunglasses to therapy and IDGAF. #crohns #anxiety #autoimmune Highlighted excerpt from The Unspeakable by Meghan Daum.
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the #totalhonestytuesday this week is a bit of a #throwback – 7 years ago at least when this photo was taken. it was adventure time for me, living in chicago. but I realized this morning while discussing 30th birthday plans that the adventure is still going, and I am way too excited to see what's coming! #love #❤️
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A contribution to @thefinancialdiet's #totalhonestytuesday. This was the moment on my #eUrOtRiP spring break last week where it hit me that I'd been doing too much. This pic is from Wednesday, only halfway through, and by this point I'd gotten sick, my entire body was in pain, and I was just. so. tired. I even attempted rebooking my flight "home" to Spain a few days earlier than planned. I'd somehow been averaging 17 miles walked per day in the cold, even though I'd bought (and had been using) metro passes in both Prague and Berlin before that. This trip made me realize that I don't HAVE to travel the way so many other people do, hitting up 4 different places just because I happen to have a week off (if this is your thing, more power to you!). I visited each place because *I* wanted to, and I'm thankful that I went where I went, but as amazing as this view was, I will never forget how miserable and death-like I felt dragging myself up those stairs. The biggest lesson learned from this trip is that this style of travel isn't for me.
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Writing & animals have always been my biggest passions. I'm still in awe that I have a freelance job that allows me to combine them. My anxiety has also been through the roof for the past week and this is how I'm coping. Lots of coffee and lots of words. Because sometimes writing about puppies really is a valid cure for anxiety. (link in bio) #totalhonestytuesday #freelance
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Tonight is my last night in East Amman before I move to a place in West Amman tomorrow to get ready for work on Sunday. That place still won't be my home and even though that search was positive so far, in the interest of full disclosure I spent plenty of time crying today. Moving is really stressful and I wouldn't want to pretend it was anything but super scary. #amman #travel #jordan #yearabroad #amtravelling #totalhonestytuesday #honest
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#totalhonestytuesday is a really wonderful thing that my favorite blog started. I've always wanted to participate, so here goes: I've had a rough past 7 days that have thrown me off my game and completely worn me down. Getting back on my mat was definitely what I needed, even if it took every ounce of willpower to get there. As I've told @aishwaryakr, the days I want to do yoga the least are the days I need it the most. Cheers to a better week.
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for today's #totalhonestytuesday i'd like to make a confession about my coffee habit. this month i've been diligent about tracking my spending in a few key categories, and WELP, it looks like my coffee spending is not only over budget, but exceeds the amount i spent on groceries OR lunches/dinners out at restaurants. gotta be better about this for april!
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