Do any of us actually live the life we blog about? Or take Instagram pictures of? Or Tweet? A fellow blogger friend Selena over at Le Petit Reve pointed out this blog post to me. What Shauna writes about there seems to be part of the current collective unconscious (or shouldn't it be 'collective subconscious'?). Now that the original rush of constant self promotion/social media frenzy is wearing thin. Now that we can follow such brilliant tweeters as
Or the endless depths of deep thoughts from Kim Kierkegaardashian
I think many of us are craving for something real. For real connection to a real community. It is easy to sell the best parts of ourselves but often much harder to feel safe putting a more fragile self out there. The self that maybe couldn't live up to the projection.
Our projected selves have some how become more available than the real thing....almost more fully developed and yet, so much harder to live up to....and damn near impossible to connect to. I pride myself on not projecting a supermom here but I also haven't let you see the greasy underbelly of making the life choices of being a real food mama. Sometimes other things get left.
And sometimes they get left for a couple of weeks. This is the pile of clothes that has been sitting on our dining room floor for over 2 weeks. It isn't laundry but winter stuff the kids have grown out of. As the weather has been slowly getting warmer I have been slowly cleaning out closets adding to this pile as I have dug things out. I would like to say that I keep a spotless house but the truth is - I am way too busy to be able to keep up and the last few weeks have been worse than usual. I know a pile of clothes on the floor doesn't seem like much but I need to stress the point......it has been sitting there for almost 3 weeks and I'm still not sure when I can get to it.
So Selena has a great idea to start a blog link up. Every Monday we all write posts on having a Real Mama Life and write reality, snap reality and tweet reality. Every Monday we are getting honest yo! Every Monday we are reaching out to connect with other moms and find a place