Friday, September 17, 2010

Honestly

I love to blog hop around, find a post that I like, and then a comment that grabs my attention... check out the commenter's blog, and so on and so forth. On the weekends I could spend hours doing this and have found some great blog-friends that way.
But there is something that drives me cuh-razy about a lot of blogs (and about Facebook, I'm not sure which is worse)... I can't stand those people that only blog about how wonderful everything is with every single aspect of their lives. Note: if you blog like this, we know you're lying.
I started this little blog to keep my family updated on my pregnancy with Natalee. But, I discovered this amazing world and so many great people. People like me... moms, wives, friends that were struggling and stumbling their way through life. I felt like: Ah-ha! I'm not the only one that is having a hard time with this. And that felt good... really good. No matter what I'm struggling with, someone out there is going through the exact same thing, or they already lived through it and can offer their advice. (Note: as the "Terrible Twos" continue to take over my house, I'll be asking for lots of that advice).
I try to be real here... I'm very happy. I have a beautiful daughter, amazing husband and a gorgeous home. But I also struggle. I've battled through post partum depression, losing my job, Sean's accident, and I've tried to be upfront and real about it. And those are the moments that taught me how great this place can be. People answered, they had been there and if they hadn't been there... they were sympathetic to where I was. And to them, I will be forever grateful... and try to be forever honest.
Thank you to all who make this a fun thing to do, and to everyone that is willing to put it out there and be real... Those real moments make the sweet moments even better to celebrate!

8 comments:

Brandy@YDK said...

good post. I think we do need to keep it honest and real because this is like one giant support group.

so, honestly, I can think of NOTHING to blog about. other than I really have to pee.

Corinne said...

my life is perfect...what are you talking about...LOL! jk...no ones life is perfect.

Lyndsay said...

I retweeted a comment on twitter the other day that said something like:

If you don't let somebody see your flaws, you miss out on that amazing experience of somebody loving you for truly YOU with flaws and all.

Except I think they said it better. But it really resonated with me.

xo

Stillmary said...

Hi Lindsey, I enjoyed your post. You're really a good writer. My daughter is a blogger and she's very real too. If you're interested she's at ishouldbefoldinglaundry.com

natalee said...

Amen Sister...... You know I'm behind you reading those wonderful blogs screaming... YOUR F'n Lying!!!!!!!!! Hugs my friend

Julie said...

honesty is interesting! and comforting. happy all the time is annoying. :)

Colleen said...

I try to be real in all of my posts, but I also have to temper it a bit knowing that my in-laws, children, parents, husband and siblings are reading my blog. Really, I never should have told them!

Kaitlin (ahmymarriedlife) said...

I hope I've been as real as possible. I have a post that I'm going to write soon that will probably be my most open and honest.

I enjoy reading your blog. And I enjoy having you as a friend in this community. :)