At the end of last year I had a pretty intense conversation with a friend.
I mentioned it on social, so you may remember it.
The basis was that after hanging out in my studio for a few hours and chatting...she realized I didn't have it all together.
WHAT? Yup, you heard that right.
Hi, my name is Laura.
I'm weird and I struggle at life.
Honestly, I have no idea what made her think at any point that I do have it all together, but I realized there are plenty of people I know that appear to have just that.
I'll tell you why. Are you ready?
Because we're all liars.
We may not think we are, but it's true.
We're all out there posting the perfect life on social media.
We're all wiping off the stove before we post a photo of the pasta we made that probably tasted like crap.
We're all out there posting pretty photos of us and our significant others, but not mentioning we just had THE BIGGEST argument over the most ridiculous thing.
What? You argue with your spouse? I do.
I argue with my spouse. I break friend dates. I let the dishes pile up. I throw things in my junk drawer so my kitchen looks 'clean'. And just last night? I fed my 17 year old chicken nuggets for dinner with NO VEGGIES on his plate.
Nobody has it all together, friend. And the quicker we can all admit that, the better the rest of our tribe will start feeling about their life. We're not perfect. Nobody asked us to be, and I promise you that no one expects us to be.
So...tell me...what have you messed up at lately?
Are you ready to stop pretending and be real?