So I’ve had this idea in my mind for months now.
It all started when…..
There are so many Pinterest perfect lives being put out there on social media. The perfect picture, the perfect room, the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, the perfect hombre hair, the perfect activity to keep your child busy while you try to educate the other two activity.
And while I’ve been a sucker for ideas since I began clipping poetry and pasting them into journals. Then I went to college and there were the days of all the idea files for my education classes, and that moved onto the wedding idea notebook…On and on it goes—that’s all fine and dandy. But, somewhere in all the pinning and clipping, we lose sight of some things. And, more fearfully, other things can and have taken hold of us it seems.
Comparison. Keepin’ up with the Jones’. The evil nemesis of women all across the world since… for a long time.
Get Real Friday.
The Heart of It:
A community to foster real-ism. The quality or fact of representing a person, thing, or situation accurately or in a way that is true to life—that’s real.
Unfiltered, Veil off kind of living.
I am not nor will I ever (I think) promote not caring. I think it is good and wise to strive to make good food for our families. It’s nurturing to keep your nest and promote a safe and functioning home for love, learning and creativity to abound. It’s awesome to try to keep yourself up and rock what ya got for good health and to be attractive to your man. It’s not about picketing perfect. It’s about letting the veil fall and admitting to ourselves and the world that it’s ok to be real. We are all real. We’re imperfect people.
We never get it right all the time and we rarely get it right the first time.
So please don’t purposefully not wash your dishes or do your laundry all week so you can have the most shocking Get Real Friday post. Then, we’re missing the point of this and making this the same as all the other. A competition.
What it’s Not:
A place to rant. No thanks. We’re not here to gripe about the life we’ve been given. We’re not here to throw stones at Martha Stewarts and type A people.
What We Are:
A community that says NO to falsifying everyday life to somehow make ourselves seem more interesting, exciting, or more successful than Sally, Jill or Evangelina. A community that instead of posting things on facebook that we wish were true, we embrace living in the moment of our real—and seizing that moment for His glory.
How You Can BE Involved:
Come here on Friday. Post a picture, a blog post or even just a comment that highlights your real for that week. Maybe you burned dinner, again! Maybe you waited at Penney’s two hours for pictures to only have your child scream, kick and land a few shots with a perfectly posed finger up the nose. Maybe you haven’t put a lick of makeup on all week because you were packing to move your family, or you had a sick child, or somebody’s something dumped on you and wrecked all your well organized and disciplined plans for the week. Whatever. Whatever your real is, this is a place to share it.
We want to combat the fake like with the real, sweet (and always messy) life. We want to encourage women sucked into the vacuum of self-promotion, people pleasing and false identity to join us in just being them. To be free of the pressure of perfect, clever or all together.
Let’s do this together.
Let’s encourage each other to be real.
Our identity is in Christ. He stamps His approval on you. He likes you. He comments over you with singing. He shares your highs and lows a thousand times. He blows your Google analytics off the charts because He cares about You!
Let’s be Real for Him.
I am SOOOOO excited to hear from you on this. I hope you’ll share story, share pics, whatever, just turn up and be real. This is your safe place. We can exist in social media in a real and healthy way while choosing to build each other up! Let’s do this! Together!
See You right here Friday!