If you think my house looks like the photos I post on this blog you are
correct… my favorite… okay, partially correct… out of your mind… sadly mistaken.
I clean one room at a time, snap some photos and go to my photo editor – I am still in search of a program that will edit dust out of a photo. I would be willing to pay for the premium package if it had a slenderizing button.
Minutes after I put away the camera – this happens.
Our “long-nosed kids” begin beheading the latest victim from their toybox.
Basically, my living room looks like the aftermath of a Game of Thrones battle.
Why am I telling you this? I am learning to embrace my multitude of imperfections, thanks to my absolute favorite blogger and friend, Karianne Wood from over at Thistlewood Farms.
I was honored to have received an invitation to team up with Karianne through our blogs and for the launch of her first book,
“So Close to Amazing”
When reading her book you feel like you are having a heart to heart on her front porch while sipping some of her sweet tea.
Before the end of the second chapter, you will understand why I admire her.
She has that genuine Southern charm that is simply refreshing. #SoClosetoAmazing is about recognizing the beauty in your own imperfections.
In honor of her book, I am embracing a few of my imperfections.
We already covered the reality of my living room.
Then, there is this “never before seen” photo – Yep! That’s me – skipping over our dam last fall.
Photo courtesy of our motion activated wildlife camera.
You can imagine my surprise one evening when loading our wildlife camera photos – amongst the various photos of deer and the occasional raccoon – This pops up – I have kept it hidden until now. It is not at all flattering. I blame the hat… But remember, I am trying to embrace my imperfection.
It is scary to be real, to throw caution to the wind and let your freaky self show.
So Close to Amazing reminds us how boring life would be if we were all perfect. Besides, there is no humor in perfection.
This is an imperfect photo of my family at the beach.
The one I first saw on Pinterest was perfect – in the Pinterest photo the smiles were drawn exactly where a smile should be and everyone was in perfect formation.
But this is a perfect example of embracing the imperfect. I love that our smiles are bigger than life – and that one… the one that looks like it might be an alien… cracks me up!
Thanks for listening, this has been liberating – I hope you will all celebrate with me our #SoClosetoAmazing week ahead!!
We are all waiting to hear your #SoClosetoAmazing moments in the comments below. I showed you mine…..
Bonus imperfection confession:
Every time I diet, my husband loses more weight than me.
Thank you so much for reading.
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