Wednesday, February 18, 2015

#keepingitrealwednesday 2015

So one of my goals for last year was to be more transparent. 
To be more honest. To be more real. 

I did this because I think it's easy to look at other women
 and think they have it all together.
To think that they have a beautifully decorated house, 
perfect children, clean closets, a full bank account,
the best job ever and a dreamy marriage-
and that in comparison we are a big hot mess
and don't measure up.

I think with the increase in social media it's easier
 than ever to feel like we are a big failure in a world full of perfect ladies.
Like we are the ONLY one who doesn't have all of her ducks in a row. 

We compare our reality to others posed, cropped, filtered, and edited pictures
we see on Facebook and Instagram and become discouraged. 

But here's the thing sweet friends....NO ONE has it all together.

I NEVER want anyone to think I have it all together because
If you think I do, you are sadly mistaken.
I am a big, giant, saved by grace MESS.
In order to be more transparent and to help us all remember that we are not alone,
 I started #keepingitrealwednesday

Each Wednesday on Facebook I post several things 
about myself {usually super embarrassing} 
to let others know that I am indeed FAR from having it all together. 

Now to be totally honest, the first time I posted I was immediately sick to my stomach thinking....
"Why in the world did I just share all THAT on Facebook?"

But the response I got was overwhelming
and so positive!

So many friends said things like...
Thank you for making us see that we're all a little messy 
or lazy and not perfect at everything we do. 
Here's my confession......

Here are a few of my favorites from last year: 

All year long I looked forward to Wednesday because 
I knew that as soon as I posted my own confessions, 
others would post theirs and I just LOVE reading them! 
So if you'd like to join me, just comment below 
or come over to Facebook and join me for #keepingitrealwednesday! 

After some prompting I decided that I would continue this year
and that I'd post them here for the world to read.  

So here's the one from today! 

So, if you are like me are a mess too, will you join me? 

And remember....
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
~Psalm 139: 13-14