I was having a proper heart to heart with my besties this weekend. Fuelled by some glasses of wine we covered pretty much anything you could imagine, from anxiety, OCD and sex, to illness and relationships. It was one of those no-holds-barred conversations where I felt like I could say absolutely anything without fear of judgement…
As we were talking my friend Lici said that she loved that we could all be so honest with each other- and in a way, I think that I’m also a lot like that on this blog. (I guess in a way this little blogging platform is like having a conversation with invisible internet friends!) Because the thing is that I really pride myself on the fact that I’m able to be so honest in the things that I’m posting.
It would be so easy for me to hide this stuff away. It would be so much more smooth-running to just write about movies I’ve seen, places I’ve been and music I’m loving- and that would be enough content to fill my feed.
I could write about weddings and all the beautiful wonderful aspects of my life that make me happy- in fact, I could truly and quite easily pretend that I have a perfect life, as so many people do on social media.
We all like to humble-brag, to make ourselves look good and to have the stuff that other people envy… but for me, the most important thing I look for in the blogs I read or the people I choose to follow – is the honesty aspect.
I’ve chosen to put myself out there, to let people know all of the nitty, gritty and even shitty (hah) points of my life- that honestly, don’t make me look good a lot of the time? I love reading blogs or watching videos of people who do the same- because honestly… who isn’t struggling from time to time?
The internet and media are absolutely filled to the breaking point of things to make us feel like we aren’t successful enough and like we’re being left behind- and it’s a cesspool of comparison and doubt.
I love my blog and the things I share- because they are the things that the internet needs more of.
Less ‘my life is perfection’… more ‘my life is great but sometimes I’m a total fucking nit’
Of course there are still aspects of my life that I’m not totally comfortable sharing and there are things that will remain off the internet and in the confines of my brain (shared only with boyfriend and besties) – but I’m proud to be the person who’s happy to put it all out there for the world to see.
I want you guys to read about my anxiety, my OCD, my phobias, my sexual experiences… I want you guys to also read about my wedding, my job successes, the bits of my life that make my heart do a happy little skip. All of the stuff, good and bad- is what makes me a human being. A real and relatable human being.
I’m forever on the lookout for more creators like this- so if you’re one please leave me a comment!