I was so proud of one of my good friends Maya when she emailed me telling me about her #RealBloggerBeauty campaign she was starting. I talked more about it back in May but of course I was excited to get involved and support her. The #RealBloggerBeauty campaign is all about celebrating our imperfections, insecurities, and the real people we are when we’re not in “blogger” mode. It’s important to remind others that although my life seems pretty and almost flawless in my pictures and social media spaces, it’s not. I go through the same struggles and personal battles as everyone else does.
I thought for a while about what I wanted to talk about and share with you. A few things that came to mind: My weight, I’d love to lose 10 pounds but who wouldn’t, I hate my nose (I’ve broke it three times), I wish my boobs were a lot smaller (I got them from my mama), or the fact that I have the most muscular arms and thighs ever (I was a gymnast for almost ten years). But when I thought about those topics and they seemed so silly and minute. Are those really my imperfections and flaws? Maybe in my eyes but it’s all physical and not what’s important in life. Life is about finding happiness through a balance of reality which is by far my greatest imperfection.
I haven’t quite figured out my life’s equilibrium but I’m pretty sure that comes with age. My immature self lets the balance fall to one side with materialistic tendencies, caring about what others think too much, working when I should be playing, getting too emotional about things, selfishness and constantly striving to act like I live this perfect life. Those things are so stressful and tiresome which in turn wears me to the core. There’s only so much of that I can take before I hit a point of exhaustion and really strive to shift the balance back to my better side of true happiness: my family and friends, my boyfriend, my dogs, wildflowers, cutoff shorts and a t-shirt, love, the outdoors, and travel.
Can anyone relate? I definitely tend to confuse the things I think will make me happy with what truly makes me happy. It’s so easy to do. When I do fall too far to the wrong side I count on the people in my life who love me to give me a shove to the bright side, the right side, my happiest side.
I guess my point to this post is that it’s OK to fall to the wrong side because we all do and chances are that after you’ve bumped the bottom you learned from it and can move forward to a happier, healthier place. We’re not perfect. Any of us. We make mistakes, we screw up but then we learn, reevaluate and move forward. Let’s all take a big look at our lives this week, declutter the things that don’t matter and focus on what does. It’s so easy to get lost in our hectic lives so this week search a little deeper for your true happiness. We all deserve it.
If you are interested in reading other #realbloggerbeauty stories, head over to Maya’s blog for the link-up and make sure to follow the hashtag on social media! Share the love by using #realbloggerbeauty on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter!