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 I've always avoided talking about politics. As someone who's very conflict avoidant, I always wanted to keep it out of the conversation. And, that worked for a long time until I realized that I, myself, didn't even know what I stood for because I was so reluctant to address the topic head on with people. This election cycle is no joke (and the debate last night was even MORE evidence – Donald Trump cannot be our president). We can't afford to not be talking openly and honestly about it with friends and family. * Make sure you're registered to vote! (Also, check out @hankgreen's video about How To Vote In Every State: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8spm2Qh60U4)
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A #totalhonestytuesday only partially related to tonight's meal of homemade-everything classic Caesar salad. When I look at my Instagram from the past week, I hate what I see — although I had a lovely time and feel so grateful, every time I'm traveling (even for work) and have so many glamorous photos of me out spending money and doing fancy things, it feels hypocritical and fake and not me. I don't like spending like that, and it's a bad portrait of my life. Most nights I'm home making dinner, and I'm much happier that way — posting from a restaurant or chic location now and then is fun, but doing it too much starts to feel like I'm in a competition with myself, and I like my home self a lot better. (Even if I'm going to smell like anchovies and garlic forever.) 🐟
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#totalhonestytuesday: Today, I turned 30. My birthday has been a lot like this year: full of some really bright highs balanced with some terrible lows, often simultaneously. I can be sad about the bummer parts, or I can be grateful for all of the incredibly sweet birthday gestures from friends and this rose-scented bath and a husband who loves me and this delicious novel and soothing chamomile tea and breathing excercises and a family that always swoops in when I'm feeling low and reminds me of just how lucky I am. I choose gratitude (Always)
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День честности в инстаграм. Знаете что это такое? Вы слышали что нибудь про "вторник полной честности"? Это новый тренд в инстаграм. Большинство из нас пресытились «зализанными» фотографиями идеальной жизни. Профили в которых лента состоит из идеальных фотографий начинают вызывать в умах многих вопрос: «А почему же у меня не такая интересная и увлекательная жизнь? Видимо я делаю что-то не так…». Так вот, создательница сайта The Financial Diet, чтобы хоть как-то вернуть все на свои места придумала «вторник полной честности». В этот день девушки, используя тег #TotalHonestyTuesday, выкладывают фотографии из своей настоящей жизни и будничной рутины. Мне идея очень нравиться! Понятно, что красивые фотографии в ленте смотреть намного приятнее, именно за эти красивые фотографии мы и любим наших "кумиров", но так хочется иногда вспоминать, что все мы обычные люди. Это как-то расслабляет. Как Вам идея? Смогли бы поделиться фотографиями своей неидеальной жизни? #тренд #трендинстаграм #интересно #интереснаяидея
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Last week, when I was feeling sad and nostalgic, I ordered all 7 Harry Potter books, used, in original American covers, from Amazon with a gift card left over from my last birthday. They arrived today, and while I can't wait to dive back into that world the next time I feel bummed out by this one (so like, the next time I think about politics), I also feel guilty. Guilty for using my gift card on books I've already read, when I could have used it on something practical, like toilet paper or people's Christmas gifts. Guilty for buying 7 thick books that I don't have room for in our tiny apartment. Guilty for wanting to use "children's books" to help me feel better and comfort me through a time of transition and increasing adult responsibilities. Also guilty for trying my best to edit my photo for #totalhonestytuesday of all things so that the terrible lighting would look slightly less offensive. @thefinancialdiet #anxiety #anxietysupport #guiltyconscience #mentalhealthblogger #potterfan #idontwanttogrowup
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#totalhonestytuesday: I spent more time taking a picture of this dinner than preparing it. Also, yes, this is dinner, because bread. And brie. 🍞🧀🍻 Annnndddd I made it all of two days without buying beer and it isn't even that good. 😐 #allmyphotosareoffoodorbeer #beerfordinner @thefinancialdiet @faganchelsea
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Share your own honesty next week, and join the conversation.