Jul 8, 2015

Tell the Truth

Yesterday was National Tell the Truth Day. Yes, there is a day for everything and yes, I am obsessed with that silly website. So many times blogging and social media only choose to show the good side of our lives. We pick the best pictures, only tell the positive stories and many behind the scenes topics and happenings are left out. I try to be pretty transparent on my blog, but even I'm guilty of that from time to time. So today, I'm telling the truth. I would have told you yesterday, but normal life got in the way of blogging. See? Truth, right there! ;) Plus I'm pretty sure we confess things on Wednesdays (is there a link up still?) so what better time to spill my guts?

- Some areas of my life are extremely organized, but as a result others are super neglected. It's like I can't get everything together all at once.

- I truly don't know what I want to do with my life, still. I often struggle with feeling like a failure in various aspects of life because I'm not sure where it's going and I don't know what my next move should be.

- I own multiple plush Disney characters and I'm not ashamed to admit that.

- In the mornings I ALWAYS wake up craving salty items. That's not normal, I'm sure. I've been to known to eat pretzels or chips as my breakfast in the past.

- Our house is 35 years old and most of the furniture in it is from Craig's List or yard sales. Most of the time I feel good about those deals we snagged, other times I find myself being jealous of people with nicer things. I hate the feeling of jealousy- ugh!

- I thought once we paid off our debt we'd feel rich- but I still don't.

- Babies scare me. I'm worried I'll either break them and/or they'll have bodily fluids on me if I hold them for more than 5 minutes.

- However- I rock with toddlers. I'd adopt ten 3-4 year olds right now if I could :)

- But speaking of kids? Stop asking me when we're having them. Please, for the love of all things!!!

- I'm addicted to stupid TV. Housewives, Lifetime movies, Teen Mom... we recently got rid of Netflix so I wouldn't be as tempted to spend hours vegging out when I have a free day.

- I rarely do anything 'nice' with my hair or makeup. I don't know how people spend so much time getting ready every.single.day. It feels like a waste of time for me. Dry hair and basic makeup is enough for me.

- This post got more serious than I intended it to be, but sometimes you just gotta lay it all out there right?

So tell the truth. Share the good, the bad, the exciting and the scary. We're all human and no one has it all together, all the time.

-Erin

35 comments:

  1. I love this post. I feel the same way - especially about not knowing what to do with your life, when you're having kids, and dry hair and basic makeup. I can't fathom why people insist on knowing when we're going to have children. Do you want to know my blood type and SSN# too?! Don't let the little things get you down. You are living YOUR life. Nothing wrong with that :)

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    1. Amen to that- lol!! Glad you can relate ;) I couldn't find an email to respond to you directly, fyi! You're a no-reply blogger!

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  2. Jealousy is the worst, I feel you!! I'm with you on the pretzels for breakfast. I may or may not have pulled that move on Saturday, lol! I loved this post!! And love YOU!

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  3. A lot of our furniture is second hand, too! We got some new IKEA stuff when we bought the house, but just last week we bought a "New" sofa and chairs from our local facebook yard sale group. No shame in it!

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  4. I'm with you on the salty food! And I'm a 5-minute makeup girl...nothing fancy here!

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  5. National Tell the Truth Day?! There is truly a day for everything. The more time that goes on, the more I find that I am really not the only one who has no idea what I'm doing with my life or if I'm on the right track at all... so hopefully it helps to know that you are not alone and we will all make it through! ;)

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  6. I'm not a hair and makeup girl either! Ponytail and some mascara and I'm good to go!

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  7. I eat (dinner) leftovers for breakfast on the regular... have since I was a kid! No judgment here!!! :)

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  8. Ummm, I didn't know you were a fellow Teen Mom fan... seriously, I'm way more obsessed with that show and those people than I should be!!

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  9. I truly don't know what I want to do with my life, still. I often struggle with feeling like a failure in various aspects of life because I'm not sure where it's going and I don't know what my next move should be.----That is me 100%. I so feel you on that!!! And I am not great with hair and make up either. My hair is either straight and down...or pony tail. Those are my looks. My favorite eye shadow color is the same one I wore in high school. Clearly I haven't evolved. Ooops!

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  10. I often wonder when and what will happen for me to finally feel grown up - a certain job, being able to afford something that only grownups buy, having a kid, what? I don't feel like it ever happens so you aren't alone. And agreed on the fancy hair and make-up. I'm lucky to make it out of the house in a presentable way but I know there are people who watch YouTube videos to help them get ready in the morning. No thanks!

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  11. I'm a Teen Mom fan too! It's always one of the first shows that I watch on my DVR. And you're not the only one that rarely does anything nice with your hair or makeup. That's part of the reason I want to work on getting up earlier, to have the time to put just a little bit more effort into my appearance.

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  12. I can identify with so many of these. First, I'm wondering who your favorite Disney character is now. I truly don't think I could get rid of Netflix. It's not even that we watch it that much, but I wouldn't want to lose the Netflix Original shows that I love. I know what you mean about the jealousy. I walked into our apartment the other day after registering and I realized that nothing in our living room matches...at all. It's a hodgepodge of my stuff and his stuff and it looks more like a college dorm room than an actual adult living room. Then, I was depressed and jealous of people that have money to spend on those things...and the sense of style to get the right stuff. Also, I definitely don't do makeup - I don't even dry my hair, which is probably a little lazy. Oh well...thanks for the honesty! I love it.

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  13. Babies WILL get some type of bodily fluid on you if you hold them for longer than 5 seconds. I had to come home real quick this morning and change because I had poop all over my shirt. :) Also, I don't know how people have super cute hair all the time either. That's why I'm trying to keep mine long for a while (so I can throw it up in a ponytail whenever!) ;)

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  14. I hear you on not knowing what to do with your life. I'm there, too. I have lots of ideas, but always seem to get lost in the weeds somehow. And amen to the stop asking about kids thing. We've haven't even hit the one year mark and people can't seem to move past it. Ugh!

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  15. So many of these! I love salty food. I ordered tots with my salad yesterday because I also wanted something crunchy & salty haha. New babies freak me out as well. I don't like when people want me to hold their newborns. I'm all about the toddlers where they do stuff. And I also have no idea what I want to do with my life. Sometimes I wanna teach forever...sometimes I wanna walk away & try 100 different things.

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  16. I like salty things for breakfast too, I have to be in just the right mood for pancakes or something sweet.

    I've tried to really cut down on stupid TV things too, I find if I turn it off as soon as Tyson leaves for work I'm less likely to get lost in something.

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  17. Babies are so not for me! I am glad to be done with that stage with Xavier, but at the same time 3yo is really hard! I was really good with other kids at this age...not mine own for sure :(

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  18. Supposedly that "Fear" with babies subsides when you have your own - Keith has the same feelings but he doesn't mind holding them once they are 1 or above.

    And man I own a lot of Disney too and proud to be a Disney loving adult just like you!!

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  19. Thanks for the truth post :) And for the babies, I was super scared of babies, didn't want to hold them, thought I would break them, but when it's your own all that goes out the window in an instant. And I would watch stupid trashy tv all day long if I could. :)

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  20. Joe has the exact same feelings about babies as you do ;) I think he feels a little better now that we've got one of our own, but I think he still feels a little scared of them haha

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  21. Another member of the I-don't-know-what-to-do-with-my-life club checking in! I mean, I have an idea or I wouldn't have gone back to school, but I'm not sure I'm ever going to have it all figured out.
    Babies totally freak me out. I'm never really around them and don't have a lot of experience with them so I'd have no idea what to do with one tbh. And yes the questions can stop anytime! I've been asked when we're having kids 4 times this week. At least some people have enough decency to ask "if" instead of "when"...?

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  22. I've been guilty of the having chips for breakfast too!
    & yeah I'm a member of the I'm not sure what to do with my life club as well!

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  23. I care about a clean and organized house, but I know at least one room will always be disorganized and I know there will always be pockets throughout the house that aren't. I'm okay with that.

    I have never been good at keeping a car clean and I never will be.

    It pisses me off when people think I will change my mind about having kids. I'm not going to.

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  24. Oh, the second one. Me too. And it feels like I should know, because I know what I like to do. I know *how* I can make a living, what my degree is in, what I am trained and qualified to do. But it's not enough to know that, because the field — writing! — is so many fields, really. It's so broad. And I can't figure out what I should be doing with my life now, or in five years, or ever. It's hard and it's frustrating. But I totally feel you.
    On the kids front, I cannot believe that people STILL don't realize how rude and insensitive it is to ask that. I'm not dating anyone seriously, let alone married, and I get asked when I plan to have kids. I know married women get it so much worse. People are ridiculous. I get a bit too much morbid pleasure looking at them and informing them of my two reproductive disorders that may prevent me from ever having kids—if I decide I even want them. Sheesh.

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  25. Lifetime movies are my weakness and my husband doesn't get it lol!! So fun reading these! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  26. Great way to lay it all out there, I am completely addicted to Netflix. I am actually streaming Big Bang Theory right now lol

    xx Falasha
    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin'

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  27. I have no idea what to do with my life either. I have a degree, but a job that's not in that field. I don't know if I ever will. In high school I always thought I'd be married & have at least one child by now, but I don't have either. Which i'm not complaining by all means. It's just proof that you have the way you want it to, but God has other plans for you. And I know I probably won't have a fancy house or furniture to start out, but that's ok. I don't want to be remembered that I had the nicest items. I want to be remembered that I was kind or funny.

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  28. so when are you having kids? just kidding. we are the opposite. i dig babies (as long as they keep their bodily fluids to themselves) but toddlers are too much work with their opinions and personalities and mobility. lol.
    i don't want to do anything with my life. people can't handle that. all i want is to be happy. i don't have any crazy dreams or aspirations and people just don't understand that. i don't want to do nothing, i just want to work at a job i like, travel, surround myself with good people, and one day (in the fuuuuuuuuuuture) have kids. i want to be happy. yeah, people don't get that.
    chips for breakfast? sign me up.
    our house is 28 (same age as me lol) and we have a lot of hand me downs and cheap stuff. i feel the same. sometimes i'm really stoked and other times i hate it. i hate the feeling of jealousy!

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  29. 1. I've been known to eat chips for breakfast on occasion as well. It's not normal but don't worry you're not alone 😊
    2. I think jealousy will alway be there, for me it's always been people having super cutesy stuff at their weddings that I didn't think about because we didn't have Pinterest 5 years ago #firstworldproblems
    3. Why do people always have to ask when you're having kids? I feel like life is complicate enough right now without them lol

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  30. I was at a work function last week and someone asked me if I was pregnant because "there's a certain point in someone's life when you expect them to have a baby." I was horrified!! Mind your own business people!!!

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  31. Love this post! Almost all of our furniture is hand me downs from our parents or stuff I had from before we were married. I don't know what I want to do with my life either. And I HATE when people ask the kids question, SO rude! I feel like just saying "None of your business!!" We've been married for 8 years and no kids, I think people have given up and don't ask much anymore, lol! But for the first few years of marriage it was bad!

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  32. Great post! Sometimes I wonder what I am doing with my life...and what I want to end up doing. And I totally identify with feeling like some things in my life are totally organized and others are a hot mess. For example the pile of receipts I have currently sitting on my kitchen counter...but look at my living room and it's as clean as can be! Definitely love how you keep it real over here!

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  33. Yeah, unfortunately I could have told you that being debt free doesn't make you feel rich. BUT at least you're using your own money for stuff instead of paying back someone else, so you are winning even if it doesn't always feel like it :) Which I know you know, but it's good to hear again sometimes.

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  34. This post is fantastic. I'm obsessed with that website, too. And yes, for the love of all things, PLEASE STOP ASKING ME WHEN I'M HAVING KIDS! More importantly, is my sex like that important to you?! Because that's essentially what you're asking me. Grr.. clearly I could go on and on about that.

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