Tuesday, July 17, 2012


It’s been a while since I wrote a blog post.  Frankly, it’s never my turn to be on the computer!

Well, it’s true the computer is in high demand around here.  But it’s still mine so I can cut in line anytime I want. 

I like writing because it’s a good way for me to process my thoughts on stuff.  But the thing that has made me stay away from blogging and social media more and more is the face that it all feels fake.  I just read an article about the cover of a magazine that has Duchess Kate on it. However, it’s not her. It’s fake.   What’s the point of that?

I don’t want to write to look like a good mom or have people compliment me or make my life look way more perfect and beautiful than it really is.  There’s that temptation to write and wait to see who likes it or commented on it. 

It’s also tempting to show only the good pictures and do special outings just for the photo ops and blog fodder. 

And that’s not what I want to do.  In my writing, and social media and real life I want to be genuine.  Just the real me.  Good days, bad days.  Happy things, sad things.  Fun things, difficult things.  Bad hair days and thrift store clothes.

Whatever it is, I want to be real.  I’m so tired of reading blogs and articles and facebook posts and wondering if it’s real. 

And things will have to change a little.  Although having teenage and middle school kids could provide such amazing writing opportunity, it’s not the same as writing about a temper tantrum when they were two.  They need some privacy.  After all, there is such a thing as being TOO real!


Peter and Nancy said...

Good to see you posting! I write less and less about my older kids, too. They're only 10 and 11, but the only things they care to have me share are about events/family outings, etc. And that's fine by me. I've never been on FB because I don't think I'm all that fascinating. :o)

Shan in Japan said...

It is good to see you back. :) I always enjoy your real-ness on your blog. Hope you are having a good summer!