Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Messy Wild Beauty of it All
Turn on the f*cking faucet! Tell the truth, stop trying to make everything perfect, stop trimming and editing for what you think other people want to hear. Just let it out, let it be messy, let it be real. Andrea Scher (from this amazing interview with Brene Brown)
I'm so totally inspired by the above words, written by Andrea Scher, I had to come here and share.
More than just about anything, I want to show up real and true. I don't want to edit out the mess of my life. I don't want to delete the details that show you my full-of-flaws humanness.
I want to tell you how, just a couple of days ago, I was sobbing in my kitchen--feeling betrayed by my body for not being willing to lose a single ounce and simultaneously feeling guilty for not appreciating it for all it does for me. I want to tell you how sometimes I feel completely overwhelmed with the task of being a mom and a wife--of being human and having 5 bazillion choices to make every day. I want to tell you how overwhelmingly intense it can be to feel something huge and beautiful calling me but not really knowing where it's calling me--how sometimes it feels like a massive semi-truck of anxiety has come to rest on my chest.
I don't have it all together. Often I don't have any of it together--whatever "together" even means.
But I know there is great beauty in the messiness. And when I share my real with you, I can see that beauty more clearly.
Here's to turning on the f*cking faucet! Here's to sharing the mysterious, messy, wild beauty of it all.