Worth Sharing

"Do I sometimes look at Gisele Bundchen and wonder how awesome life would be if I never had to wear Spanx? Duh, of course." 10 Beauty Tips from Smart Women. 

The Fascinating, Never-Ending Job of Painting the Golden Gate Bridge. Yes. It really is fascinating! I've never thought about it before. 

This pretty much summarizes my entire struggle with blogging. "But I’m realizing that when I decide what to write—and not write—about, it’s not just about whose story it is to tell. That question has an equally important corollary: whose story is it to hear?" There are SO many things I would love to write about here but for various reasons are left off the screen. I try to be intentional about not painting a perfect picture of my life on the internet but as the article says, my life online vs my real life is HIGHLY edited. Often, I'll wait two or three months after something has happend to even write about it, just so I can be sure I'm not writing impulsively and sharing something I'll regret later. And even if you don't have a blog, this is still an important idea to consider in how we use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social platforms. Food for thought. 

Woah. One company raises their minimum wage to 70k a year. Where was that when I was first starting out in my job? 

For my local homies - a Mpls blogger wrote about taking the train from the Twin Cities to Chicago. My husband and I are already planning on taking it back to Minny in a year or two when Eli can appreciate it a bit. You all should do it to - then come visit me!

I never did get the coveted American Girl doll growing up. I wanted Flelicity of course - because she rode horses like a BOSS. Penny was pretty much my dream hose. I had all her books, but I never was able to swindle my parents into buying me the actual doll. But this made me sad, I had no idea American Girl had fallen so far!

This. This is what I learned from my parents and I hope and pray I can pass on to my children:  "Nothing can take the place of simply living as a Christian in view of my children ... For all the good things my parents did for me, I believe that the most important was simply living as Christians before me. I don’t think anything shaped or challenged me more than that." via: The Most Important Thing My Parents Did.

And if you haven't yet, don't forget to enter the Stella & Dot giveaway - right over here. 

1 comments:

  1. I have been mulling over those blogging thoughts for a while now too, and I think that post is a great explanation of why it's OK that my social media presence and writing aren't 100% clear pictures of my 'everyday' private life. I do have people who have complete access to my sins, messiness and failures - and it's those who I know love me and will point me to Christ when I need it (like my sister-in-laws!). I don't think it's 'inauthentic' to keep things private, or to choose not to highlight certain struggles or stories until time has passed. I've been writing a post about this topic in the background, and reading all of this motivates me to complete it! Also, there is the issue of our kids...another thing I've personally started to shy away from writing more about now that Lewis is getting older. I keep wondering, "What will he think if he reads what I wrote about him when he's a teenager or young adult? Will he hear a tone of respect? Will he think I didn't like being his mom and I was frustrated with him a lot? Will he be embarrassed that I shared something about him or his behavior?" I'm not sure I know the answers to these questions yet, but they are slowly sinking in as the 'baby' phase wears off, which is pretty forgiving. Can I say I'm SOOO thankful that my mom wasn't posting things about me on social media growing up as I was growing up! When I became a believer, it was refreshing to be able to leave a lot of those things as privately resolved with my parents who watched it first hand, and not feel like, "woah, everyone had access to all of those things."

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