I have contemplated starting a blog for awhile now, but I just didn't know what direction I wanted to take it. I couldn't figure out what I would write about. I have a great life that I love, but it is a normal life. I wondered if anyone would be interested in reading about my normal life. In the past week, starting a blog came to the forefront of my mind once again. It seemed out of nowhere. I revisited how to approach it, and I suddenly had a new revelation. My life may be "normal," but so is most people.
I look on Facebook daily as most of the people I know do. The one thing that drives me crazy about Facebook is how many people on there seem to act as if their life is perfect. I mean, really?! Please. Give me a break. I am very guilty of comparing myself and my life to others. At first when I would see these status updates, I would think, "wow, I'm not that amazing of a person nor is my life as perfect as theirs." It would get me down. I would suddenly forget how amazing my life is, because it is not perfect as "perfect" or "exciting" as theirs. After awhile, I started reading posts that I knew were exaggerated or where people were basically pretending as if all was great when I knew it wasn't for them at that time. It started to get on my nerves. I talked to a bunch of my family and friends who felt the same about that as I did. Don't get me wrong. I don't mean that people should go on there and be Debbie Downer all of the time either. I would just like for people to be real.
Being raised Southern, I was strongly taught the ever famous "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." I fully agree with that, but I feel it can be taken to the extreme. I think many of us, definitely myself, can turn that into only presenting a "perfect life" to anyone in the outside world. If we all do that, it can make others think there must be something wrong with them.
This blog will not be negative at all. I just want to be real. Hope you follow me!!
Have an AWESOME day!!