Blogging, facebook and other social media, it always seems to show the perfect and lucky in life, the beautiful and organised. But when did we all get so peachy? Don't we maintain a 'perfectionist and comparing culture' by doing so?
Workwise I have the comparing-thing mostly under control (keep in mind you see your work every day, but to others it might be new and fresh). But then my private life...
Let me tell you something: I am NOT that kind of person that can do multi things all day long, from appointment to appointment, creating, doing some housekeeping, cooking, gardening and so on.
If I have a full day planned, I get stressed just thinking about it. I need at least two hours a day doing nothing but hanging on the sofa with a book or mag. And I feel very quilty about it, not to mention lazy!
I have never been able to keep up with the rush of daily life, like others seem to. Or am I just thinking they can?
I try to though, keeping the house shiny and designer perfect, meeting my friends often, having a good relationship, illustrating and teaching in between, being a kind an good person, cooking healthy and yummy, growing my own food...
But somehow when I hop around on other blogs, it seems there is always one, or a lot more things I fall short on and in the mean time try to be perfect about my life to the outside world as well.
I had a confronting reality check last evening. I was talking about affirmation to two of my students and proudly proclaimed that since I say to myself every night 'I easily fall asleep, I sleep well and deep and wake up refreshed', I do sleep very well.
That night I was still awake at 1 pm, 2 pm, even 3pm. I affirmated my ass off and finally (finally!!) fell asleep around half past three. The morning wasn't pretty though, and even my bangs seemed to have had a rough night (oh ugly truth! I do not wake up shiny and pretty...)
So I started this new day with the thought in mind that it was not gonna be a blogger perfect day and I'd like to show you the cracks and ugly in my life by the above pictures:
on the left: Seb the Bunny thinks it's good clean fun to tear away our white wallpaper and by doing so exposing layers of old wallpaper. Not to mention the hideous blue carpet I still want to get my hands on.
on the right: This is what my bangs looked like this morning, no stylish hairdo here!
Some clutter (not the moped!) that has to be collected someday soon by the garbage men but meanwhile is tucked away behind our shed for weeks already (and more in the attic).
The aloe vera plant I drowned.
I stashed the stuff I still have to sort out in my man's yoga room.
(Yoga room sounds nice right? But don't be mislead, it's also where the dishwasher and washing machine live).
Ok, now I'm gonna hide onder a rock for a few days... ;-)