Live Without Pretending
On Studio 5, they’ve had a monthly challenge and theme to live without pretending.
As much as I do appreciate this idea, I have some thoughts on it as well.
Of course, I think we need to be real with people. Social media can, and often does, turn into a place where we cover up what is really going on in our life. We can easily sugarcoat the bad and make everything seem a lot better than it really is.
But part of me wonders what is so horrible with that. Why would I want to blog about the fight my husband and I had last week, or take lots of photos of the messes that cover my house. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. But I think that posting the good in my life is a way to stay positive. Now, no one likes to read a blog or see other social media that’s about a life that’s perfect. But reading posts constantly from a Negative Nancy isn’t fun either.
I guess we just need to find a balance. Sure, we need to live life without pretending. But, we also can try to be optimistic and uplifting to others by posting about the good in the world and in our lives.
What are your thoughts? How do you try to stay real but still positive?
And since tonight is The Bachelor, I thought this message was 100% fitting…
I totally agree with you. While “keeping it real” tends to be the trend some things should stay private! Like our grandparents would say “you shouldn’t air your dirty laundry in public. ” It’s hard to find the balance but if someoe feels bad when they read my blot when I talk about baking bread, or making my own laundry detergent or an amazing date with my husband does that mean I need to change? I don’t think so! This is your blot! If you want to let the sparkle fly…do it! Enjoy your week Katie!
I totally agree. I always post the postitive because that’s what I want to remember. Sure life is real and some things are crappy, but honestly who wants to remember the negative? There is nothing wrong with making sure to write about the postitive and letting the negative slip by. I always find myself happy after I blog, even if I’m having a bad day, because it makes you think about all the great things you have in your life.