Keeping it Real
Good morning, afternoon, or evening dear readers! Thanks for taking time out of your busy week to stop by my bit of the web. Welcome to my latest followers - thanks for joining! Today I have a "keeping it real" theme to present to you; I hope you will appreciate and relate to today's post. :)
If you haven't been following my blog for long, you may be under the impression that I never wear pants, but I actually wear jeans at least once a week. Yesterday was a casual day of running errands in which I paired my dark wash denim with a hi-lo graphic tee. A leather jacket kept me warm and classy, as did my boots. My outfit was simple, but still cute and stylish!
Top ~ Rue 21; Jeans ~ Consignment; Jacket ~ Gift; Boots ~ Ross
As you've probably noticed, bloggers can make life look pretty fabulous. My own experience tells me that the cute outfit photos and scripture-quoting devotionals I post can gloss over the other elements of my life. I just might look like I have it all together, but, well....I don't!
First of all, I don't always wear perfectly put together little outfits!I sometimes spend my hours scrubbing toilets and holding mucus-laden toddlers while wearing jeans and sneakers. Though what I feature on the blog is truly what I wear most of the time, there are days when I have to forgo the floral skirts and delicate belts. The graceful outfit photo poses are also only part of the story. I'm actually quite klutzy and have bad posture.
My spiritual life isn't always smooth sailing either. I have troubling disciplining myself to have quiet times. I can be proud, mean-spirited, rude, and depressed just as much or more so than the next person. By the grace of God, I'm growing in my relationship with Him and sometimes have encouraging things to share with you. I've still got plenty of room to spiritually mature though!
Because I'm naturally an introverted, private person, few people know about my failings and quirks. It is wise not to over-share, especially on the internet, where information is available to the world. At the same time, it is important for me to be down-to-earth about real life with others so that they feel that it's okay to be honest with me. Just now, you got a dose of me keeping it real with you. Now it's your turn to weigh in! :)
Does it come naturally to you to be down-to-earth with people in your life or do you tend to not share your struggles?
When do you think it is appropriate to you share and when is it not?