I've felt relieved ever since I began seeing these posts make their way across the blog world - it's all to easy to get caught up in the pressure to be perfect that seems to come with blogging. It's hard not to start comparing yourselves to other bloggers (even when they are your friends) and wonder how they manage to do it and have it all. I love how with this one simple, but scary blog post, we've been able to help ground the blogging community again and make it clear that no one is perfect and we all face our own struggles.
So here we go.
- I never want to be a full time blogger. I love my job and find it incredibly fulfilling - I enjoy the fact that what I do at the office is different than what I blog about, but also just feel really lucky that they both complement each other and give me a unique perspective on things. I just don't think I could ever get the same kind of satisfaction out of blogging full time, or be able to handle the potential instability that comes with it.
- I'm single, like totally single, and have been for over a year. And you know what, I'm happy. After being in a series of long term relationships for pretty much my entire dating life, it feels good to be on my own. I've found comfort in the new found freedom and have grown up more over the past year on my own than ever before.
- There are plenty of days that are not pretty or fun. Some of these days are spent not getting dressed or leaving my apartment (except to walk Callie). These days often include eating cereal for dinner and avoiding folding laundry.
- Even though I'm running a half marathon in a few weeks, I don't enjoy running. During my two months of training, I have had exactly two runs where I can honestly say I enjoyed it. There is never a day where I look forward to running and I have never ever experienced any kind of runner's high.
- I don't consider myself to be a style blogger. Sure there are days where I walk out of the house feeling pretty stylish, but there are many others where I don't want to wear anything except jeans and a tshirt. I feel super awkward taking outfit photos and even more awkward asking someone else to take them for me (hence the lack of outfit posts, the whole tripod thing sucks).
Have you done your own Things I'm Afraid to Tell You post? I'd love to read it - comment with a link to your own blog post or just go ahead and vent within the comments here. No judging, I promise.