Saturday, June 12, 2010

Be honest...

From the words of the gorgeous Stephanie Howell's blog:

i think that presenting your life as a perfect, beautiful, flawless movie script...well, i think all that does is make other people feel bad about their lives.

i have ten, twenty times more respect for authenticity than i do for false perfection.

i know this much is true. no one has a perfect life. it's simply not possible.

i have a happy, blessed, fulfilled life. but is it perfect? NO!!!!

as women, we should not be scared to share this. we need to empathize with each and encourage each other. and let's start by admitting that are lives are simply not flawless.

Here's my little bit of imperfection:

1. I worry about my weight, all the time. I know I need to lose weight and have recently put on more than I should've, but sometimes it all seems too hard, you know?

2. I drink too much. I wish I didn't, but at the end of the day when its all said and done, its nice to sit down with a drink and let myself relax.

3. I'm REALLY bad at paperwork. I mean, REALLY bad. I have a lot of work to do to get my books in order for end of financial year.

4. I miss my cleaner. She didn't come this week due to an injury, and OMG do I miss her!

5. I need to learn a thing or two about patience. Some days I have a little....but most days I have NONE. And this is not fair on my babies.

6. I applied for a job this week, and didn't get it. I was sure I would. I'm sad I didn't and feel like I've 'lost the knack' from being a stay at home mum for so long.

7. Cooking is an effort. We have the same meals every week (sometimes more than once!) - satay chicken, spaghetti bolognaise, homemade pizzas & latina pasta.

8. I'm addicted to the internet. I admit it. I spend too much time on it and lose sight of my REAL world at times.

9. I struggle when my husband isn't here. We are a great team when it comes to the house and the kids, and when he is working long hours I find it tough. I need to work on a routine so that I don't fall to pieces when he isn't here.

10. I scrapbook too often. Sometimes before the washing and always before the ironing, and all of the time before paperwork. I know its FUN, but its not always the right thing to do.

So take a leaf out of Stephanie's (and now my) book and if you have a blog, tell everyone about your not so perfect life. Cause if you say yours know we don't believe you anyway! ;)


  1. I love it Sar and its true no one is perfect but i think your doing a great job xx

  2. OK you and Erin have totally freaked me out today!

    I've been having a hard time NOT writing a blog post about the happy happy joy joy people who blog about their perfect lives and perfect house and perfect children and....

    well, you get the picture LOL

    I even had a huge rant on a forum that I frequent about it.

    I personally think that if you're going to blog about your daily life, you should at least share some of the bad instead of making out that everything is rosy.

    I LOVE your list. Most of that list can be mine too.

    I try to keep it real on my blog. So I'll be posting my list soon :)

  3. great list bad... but I must say because I am a GOOD friend - some of the things you think are bad are part of MANY peoples lives and they really don't make you a bad person :)
    love ya!!!

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  5. I can't wait to meet you in 2 weeks, you sound like any other mother I know with a busy life and young kids. thanks for sharing xxxxx