I read a post the that got me thinking… It got me thinking about the image I project out into the world wide web and how factual that image is. I know the people who follow me on Instagram know what I eat and they know what I do because I Instagram a lot! I Instagram the mundane bits of my life and I love it. I love the food I eat and the little instant snapshot of me RIGHT now. I rarely #latergram unless I’m on my Galaxy camera and I don’t have a wifi connection. But are those snapshots the real me? Partly yes. Partly no. Am I careful to only show them the nice neat clean bits?? You’re damn straight I do! I don’t want people to see the reality that is the slobdom of me! I am currently at my desk surrounded by masses of paper- paper that needs to either be binned or filed. Paper that has needed to be binned or filed a long long time ago. Sadly that is my reality, both Wal and I have a problem getting rid of paper. Post comes through the door and instead of binning it right away I leave it on the hall table. I might after a week bin the junk mail but we still don’t have a routine for our bills/important mail. We just pile it up on a table then when that pile becomes too big we move it to the floor and so on and so on. Then a few months later I get totally fed up and shout and rant that Wal who is supposed to sort those things out still hasn’t and we have a good old clear out. The thing is, because we let it go too far and the job becomes so big neither one of us wants to do that again any time soon. We keep up our tidy ways for a bit, but only a bit… and so the cycle continues.
Well, all that to say my reality isn’t all nice neat fun and games. My reality is living in a house that is still ‘under construction’ and piles of post and important documents dotted around the house. Rooms half moved and therefore half unpacked. My reality is not good. In a gesture of goodwill and openness I’ll show you what our guest bedroom looks like.
I know… I feel shame. I have a hundred excuses as to why the office/guest bedroom is a mess but that really isn’t the point of this post. Actually I’m not really sure what the point of this post is except to say that my reality is not neat, it’s not tidy, it is a mess. It’s the mess in which I do the very best I can with the time I have. Will I try to do better? Of course I always try to be a better me tomorrow than I was today!
So what’s YOUR reality like? Follow me on Instagram or Twitter and take a picture of your reality. The good ( I know there are neat freaks out there, show yourselves), the bad (ya that would be me) and the ugly (I can show you my kitchen later- now that’s what I call ugly). Tag me on that picture using the hashtag #showmeyours or comment on here w/ the link. Come on folks please show me I’m not the only one.