Dear Reality Check
If I could pick one word as my ‘Theme Word’ for 2014, 2015 and beyond…..I would choose AUTHENTIC.
AUTHENTIC is always my goal.
The internet is full of false pretenses, assumptions and misunderstandings. However, I don’t come here to compare myself to the immeasurable “perfectness’ of others. I come here to be inspired.
Be inspired and then go and be YOU!
FYI – I’M NOT PERFECT.
I am broken in places. My house is sometimes ‘tidy’ but not necessarily ‘clean’.
I can be organised to the point of ridiculous. Or sometimes not.
I believe in taking regular ‘Me’ days to escape from the world and do nothing on my To Do List.
I eat 100s & 1000s with a spoon and Nutella straight from the jar when nobody is looking.
I forget to eat lunch.
I taught my kids to get their own breakfast, just so I could get 15 minutes more sleep.
I like to get lost in a book instead of folding the washing.
I will do almost ANYTHING to get out of cooking dinner.
I hate making small talk with strangers.
And guess what?? I know for a fact that I’m not alone – I have heaps of friends who are just as imperfect as me – that’s why I LOVE them ;)
It probably seems like I take a few photos, hang out a lot with my Little People, spend too much time at the library, live on Instagram 24/7, do a few creative fun things on the side and life is all Sunshine and Lollipops….??
I’ll bet you a Sheep Station that I have ALSO slept in until 7am, almost missed the school bus, forgot to feed a child at some point, put a bandaid on another bruise I wasn’t quick enough to prevent from happening, have a toilet that needs cleaning, a floor that needs mopping and dinner probably is on the table – but I will have offered every excuse imaginable to get out of being the one to actually cook it!
Everyone prioritises their day and their lives differently.
I personally, need a lot of ‘down time’ to function properly. I know this. Socialising and physically being in public view drains me. The way I prioritise my day helps me to recharge.
The toilet does get cleaned eventually, just not before 9am – that just wouldn’t work for me!
The one piece of universal advice I can offer to everyone – mothers, fathers, babysitters, students, colleagues, bus drivers, neighbours – literally everyone – is ‘do whatever works for you’
I am grateful for my reality because it’s uniquely mine.
I am grateful for my reality because it makes me who I am.
I am grateful for my reality because it has taught me about the kind of person I choose to be.
I am grateful for my reality because it is encapsulates the AUTHENTIC ME.