I’ve decided that starting today I’m going to be 100% honest with you.
Let me explain:
When I first started blogging it was extremely easy to get caught up in portraying this perfect, curated reality.
You know the one… perfect house with all of the most trendy, of the moment decorations… perfect outfits with Pantone’s color of the year artfully mixed in… kid’s wearing adorable (and spotless!) handmade outfits and posing perfectly for cameras…
I chased that reality. I chased it not only because it seemed so appealing, but because I wanted people to read my blog. I wanted people to like Truncation. And I thought that the only way they would, is to make them want to chase after the reality that I was also chasing after.
But you know what? After a little while, I kind of felt like one of those hamsters running inside of a wheel. I was constantly working towards something, but never getting anywhere.
I mean, I did get people to read my blog (nothing groundbreaking I can assure you), but it always left me a bit exhausted because there is so much that goes into creating that perfect reality.
I would don outfits from my capsules and snap some pictures, knowing full well that I probably wouldn’t wear that outfit again.
I rarely took photos inside, because my house wasn’t “Insta” ready… or, in other words, I’m a normal 32 year old who doesn’t have the budget to renovate our home just yet.
And over the last year, as my life became crazier and crazier (hello twin pregnancy and buying/selling houses), I felt like I needed to back off from blogging because I didn’t have the time to create this curated image I was presenting.
But I’ve been feeling a bit rebellious lately.
Maybe it’s the sleepless nights… maybe it’s just post pregnancy hormones, but…
I’m just kind of over it.
Because here’s the thing:
I love blogging. I love sharing my thoughts and life with you. It’s an extremely fulfilling artistic outlet and I don’t want to give it up just because I have to choose between doing the dishes in my sink or taking pictures.
So I’ve decided that if I have dishes in my sink (or breast pump parts lined up on the counter like in these photos), I’m going to take the pictures anyway because, well, that’s life!
You know what else? I hate that blue color in my kitchen… our appliances are old and need replacing, and the cabinets and counter tops need to be updated. But so what?
If I waited to take pictures in our kitchen until after all of those things were done, you’d be waiting a long time.
I refuse to let my need to have a nicer kitchen, so that my pictures look prettier, force me into making a poor financial decision.
My point is that this is my reality and I want to share it with you. Does it look as pretty as the ones you see on Pinterest? Nope! But it’s mine. It’s real.
And I kind of like it.
Until next time,