Facebook: friend or foe

In the past week Facebook has sent me several photo memories.  They made me so happy to see.  They were good memories of fun times with friends and family.  I wanted to publish all of them because they are such an awesome collection of memories, but I don’t want to be one of those people of FB who are constantly sharing, and publishing, and liking everything.  They are so annoying.  That’s not me.

Life is not all about me.

It also got me thinking of the reason I left FB several years ago.  All you see are the best of people who have amazing adventurous lives and are the worlds best parents.  Lets be honest that certainly is not my life, I mean there are moments for sure, but all the time, not so much.  So all the other people are either in the same boat as I am OR they are  totally amazing people who make me gag.  And I know they aren’t all awesome and amazing so we must be sharing the boat.

So, is it good or bad to show only positive moment?

My life is a collections of wonderful happy memories but it is also a lot else, but I don’t share that in pictures, “just” words, and most people are more interested these days in pictures.  Should I share things that aren’t always beautiful but are me, with no filters.  The other day I took a picture of myself after running in the humidity of the South and sent it to only the lucky few.

Who wants to see that?  The answer is no one.  Thats gross, not beautiful.  But I did send it to friends because I thought it was humorous.

Humor is one of those things that is the absolutely most beautiful things to me.  My husband is super cute, but when I think back to the night we met and some of my favorite times it is because he made me laugh.

In my eyes, humor goes a long way.  It obviously makes you funny, but also it makes you real.  You joke about things that are really happening, not all the fluffy shinny pretty moments.  The times that are real and that you need to laugh through.  Like being super disgusting on a run or when your kids have tantrums or when you have to do a million things as a mother but unfortunately you also have to go to the bathroom.  Humor is the best of thing.

In the end, I think I will post a picture or two that is funny and not always pretty.  Because that is who I am.  And I’m a winner, people like me.  LOL (literally)!

Here I am.

No filter, gross, smelly, and dirty.  Because life is real and not always FB pretty, but hard and funny for sure.

New goal: Don’t take myself so seriously

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#beachtherapy

School is out and the kids and I are getting a little rest and relaxation time in.  It has been great to spend time with family and play in the sun.  The summer is a truly rejuvenating time for me and I want to drink in every last drop.

I was putzing around my parents house and I stumbled upon a picture of myself in my twenties or teens, who knows.  And I thought, oh wow, I look great.  But I know I didn’t think that at the time.  Like I didn’t think that, AT ALL, at the time.  In my head with all kinds of crazy.  Women should look like, women act like, women are skinny, women are toned, women look amazing and eat next to nothing, blah blah blah.

Let that shit go!

So it got me thinking.  Am I going to see a picture of myself from today in 15 years and think the same thing?  A wave of exhaustion rushed over me.

No.  Enough is enough.

I don’t want to wait to feel happy, I just want to be happy.  There is no pleasure in waiting to feel confident and happy about who you are.  Feel happy now.

Go!

I know.  Easier said then done, but it does sound great and for that reason I think I will try.

I want to live my life in the present as much as possible but I think I will view my body from 10 years or so into the future.  Because this 47 year old self thinks that my 37 year old self looks great and its the truth!

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#Beachtherapy

 

 

Dear Summer,

 

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Tomorrow is the last day of school.  I made it.

This has been a hard year, but I made it through and am not looking too much worse for the wear, or at least people are nice enough to not say anything.  Anyway, I am looking forward to many days of your sunshine and day drinks.  A week or so ago it had been raining and the sun came out and like a kid I looked up at the sky and smiled as it warmed me all over and I felt refreshed and excited for what lay ahead.

This summer I would like to do the following (in no particular order except for number 1).

  1. Turn off my alarm
  2. Wear flip flops more
  3. Drink on porches
  4. Lay down in the grass and stretch out
  5. Get sand in between my toes
  6. Run on the sand, mountains, and any other non road surface
  7. Play in the water
  8. Day drink with little umbrella’s in each glass
  9. Hang out with my family
  10. Enjoy being a mom, that is not bound by a crazy schedule
  11. Help build our cabin
  12. Just be

My many many wishes for everyone this summer include relaxing and enjoying the extra hours of daylight.  Sit outside more, but don’t forget the sunblock.  Eat lots of Popsicle and develop deep flip flop tans.  Please close your eyes and day dream just a little bit more and get outside and get dirty running on some trails.

I lift my drink to you my friend.  Enjoy!

My Life in Pictures