Fair warning: this post has nothing to do with design. Apologies in advance.
I think it is easy to get carried away in this little world we know and love as the blogosphere and worldwide web in general. We can hide behind our computers and pretend like our world is nothing but freshly cut peonies, marble countertops in our pristine newly-renovated kitchen, and flawless photographs (that is what my perfect world is like, anyways). :) The truth of the matter is, no matter where you are in your journey, nobody's life is perfect. Sure, you may live in your dream house, or work for yourself doing your dream job, or take the most perfect Instagram photos (I am talking about you, Lauren Conrad), but life is not always as peachy-keen as we make it out to be. I think in this world where it is so easy to mask our flaws, we need to take a moment to embrace them. Love the imperfections. Love the journey. Love the fact that you could still use in improvement in the (fill in the blank) aspect of your life.
On the flip side, remember to not be so critical of yourself. I am always amazed that the people/artists/professionals I follow who, in my mind, have made it, still have insecurities about their work and/or life. Duh. They are human. I think it would do us all well to have a little more confidence, grace, humbleness, and truth to our lives.
The truth for me is that our life right now is not really a bed of roses.... and that is okay! Brian and I are working like dogs between the Myrtle House, our little side business, working full-time for other companies, and now Brian is taking classes to get a certification after work. We are living at home with my parents (so thankful for them) in order to get where we want to be.
I know a lot of people post inspirational messages on Mondays at the beginning of the week, but seeing the bulk of our hard work happens on the weekend, this post seemed fitting today. On paper, our weekend sounds pretty fun: going to the mountains to fix up an inherited historic house. In reality, our truth is that we are going to a very run-down house that is totally out of our league when it comes to renovations and we are probably going to spend the bulk of our time cleaning up rat poo. :) So no matter where you are in your journey or how totally disheartened you are with your truth, know that you are not alone and that "this too shall pass". With perseverance, lots of hard work, and a little bit of patience, we will all get to where we want to be. Until then, enjoy the journey and be proud of your truth. Annnddd, I couldn't leave this post without throwing in a little peony prettiness. :)