Hello Beautiful People ❤
I’ve had a pretty lazy few days off work this weekend; primarily eating and drinking far too much. I’m currently trying to get back into the swing of things and get back on track with the healthy eating!
Today’s post is about this idea of perfection, the conundrum that it is! Truth be told in comparison to a lot of other bloggers out there, I can sometimes feel inadequate when scrolling through their Instagram pages or reading all about their amazing lives on their sites. This has got me thinking though (I am an over analyser in everything I do!) where has this obsession with perfection come from? Where has this pressure to have a certain lifestyle been derived from? I don’t remember as a child ever comparing myself to anyone else or worrying about how things looked to others? I was only ever concerned with being happy. When did it become about how we are perceived?
You were born to be real, not to be perfect
As a blogger, albeit a relatively new one, I do share a lot of my life with you guys. This has been a concious decision on my part and something I have become quite passionate about. As I also work full time and like to socialise too, I genuinely don’t have the time to portray this perfect life that I simply don’t have. I don’t always look my best (Monday mornings!) and I certainly don’t always have everything around me spotless and picture ready. I don’t even have a proper desk for writing my blog, I generally use my kitchen table as a makeshift workstation. In some cases it can be my couch with a not-so-little puppy sprawled across me.
I do however believe that candles & coffee can make anything feel like a mini office 🙂
For a while, I was feeling quit disheartened, wondering why anyone would choose to follow my blog, when there are so many bloggers out there who are much more interesting. I have however started to realise that in some cases Social Media can easily be manipulated to portray a certain way of life; something I’m proud to say I do not do. I am an ordinary girl and I feel like my blog and social media pages reflect this.
I don’t have the perfect body, I don’t have the perfect smile (currently rocking the invisalign to solve this though!) and I most certainly am not the richest, most fabulous person on the net. I am however honest in my posts and whilst I am constantly still learning, I feel like I have come a long way over the last few months, imperfections and all.
There’s no need to be perfect to inspire others. Let other be inspired with how you deal with your imperfections
Writing about life through an ordinary girl’s eyes may not be enticing to everyone, but I do hope there are some readers out there who can relate to my posts and basically my life. I think I am finally starting to accept that things can’t always be perfect when it comes to life, but you have the option to work your ass off to make it as good as it can be.
Now if I win the lotto, my life and posts may become a tad more glamorous, however until then, you’re stuck with little old me 🙂
Until Next Time My Loves