Hello everyone! It's about that time (aka- a 1/3 of the way through the year) that I am finally getting off my ass and actually making this whole blog thing happen. Enough of the excuses. Enough of the fear. Enough of the "but I'm not ready." Enough. I have come to the conclusion that I am never going to be ready or comfortable enough to do this blog, and if that is the case, than this blog and all of the naked and uncomfortable truth that I believe needs to be written and talked about will never happen. And the thought of that not happening is scarier to me than the fear I have about publishing this and getting some criticism.
So, here it is- Post One- WTF is this blog about?
Well, first, I would highly encourage you to check out the About page and read more about this, but if I had to give you an elevator pitch for this blog it would be this:
Now This is Real Life is a work-in-progress space to discuss real life things, in real time, with real people who are all about telling it like it is.
Now, what does that mean? That means that I'm going to be writing about all of the uncomfortable things you think only you have thought about. I'm going to be bringing up real discussions and debates I've only had with my close girlfriends. I'm going to be talking about all the things you have never felt comfortable enough bringing up with your own friends.
At this point, you may be thinking, "Sarah that's great, but a lot of other bloggers do that already." To which I would say- I beg to differ. In my personal experience, the majority of bloggers I read all have this airy, semi-obnoxious positivity about them. Their Instagram photos are lovely, their blog posts are positive and upbeat, and even the things that go "wrong" seem to have optimism radiating out of every sentence. For me, it's a bit nauseating and superficial.
And I totally get it. No one wants to read about other people's problems all the time. Complaining and whining gets old after awhile. But I'm not here to whine and complain.I will be the first person to admit that I tend to have a pessimistic streak about me, but even if that wasn't the case, that doesn't mean rainbows and sunshine have to be shinning out my eyeballs and ass crack every time I post.
Guess what, sometimes life does suck. Sometimes that Instagram picture I posted took 20 takes and 7 filters to get to. Sometimes I work myself into a mental frenzy expelling hours upon hours of energy debating the pros and cons to a problem that I created!
And here's the thing - EVERYONE DOES IT!
But no one talks about it! So that is what I am attempting to do with Now This is Real Life. I am going to be talking about all of those really ugly, and uncomfortable moments no one wants to talk about. Because I'm tired of feeling like I'm the only one who thinks this way, who feels this way, who struggles this way, and who mulls over ideas this way.
The goal is to post at least once a week to start. I already have some ideas in mind on how to expand in the future, but, we have to crawl before we can walk, right?
So, I hope you stick around, I hope you enjoy reading, but most of all, I hope you walk away feeling a little less alone about how you view yourself and the world.
You're Not Alone- SS