Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I'll Never Be...

   This post is inspired by this Carrie Bradshaw quote: "I know I’ll never be the girl with the perfect hair, or be able to wear white without spilling anything on it, but that’s okay.” Someone in the blog world asked the simple question "Why do you blog?", and it got me thinking. Do I wish I were as cool as Carrie Bradshaw? That's a hell yes. But, I didn't ever begin to blog because of her. I am not that eloquent. My posts are sporadic. My passion for writing doesn't run that deep. To be honest I prefer writing poetry but who wants to read a blog about someones poetry? I blog to escape, heal, and record my feelings. Thus, a tailspin went on in my brain and I realized some things that I will never be. First, I will never be the outfit of the day girl, I will never have a spotless or perfect home (and I am one hundred percent ok with that), I will never not worry about my purchases, I will never have it all together, and I will never look like I did in high school. Also, I'll never be the wife who cooks dinner for her husband every night, the decorator who has everything perfectly matching, or the girl who looks perfectly put together at all times. It's taken me nearly thirty years to realize that I am who I am and I'm ok with that. I'm not perfect.
  I will however, always be the girl who puts Christ first, the woman that loves with all of her heart, the giver of her family, and the girl who tries her best to be happy in any given situation. All I can ask for is His mercy and grace in all that I do and am.

  Are you struggling with whom you might never become?


  1. new follower from lisette's linkup. great post - it is hard in the blogging world to not compare yourself to all the other bloggers out there. we just have to be the best we can instead of striving for perfection :) great post.
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

  2. Really love this post!!! :) I think my favorite part of my blog is being able to interact with so many amazing people like you!

  3. Wish you would cook AT LEAST MONDAY THRU THURS!...

  4. I ask myself those questions all the time. Wondering why I blog, and who I am blogging for.

    Thanks for a lovely reminder to stay true!


  5. I LOVE this post!!! Thanks so much for linking up with us because otherwise I would have never had the opportunity to read this.

    I agree that we have to accept ourselves as who we are, instead of trying to be like others. I am guilty of being the girl who wants to be like someone else - more organized, obsessed with cleaning, etc. BUT in the end, my husband married me for who I am and not who I could be.



  6. Great post! I love this. I just started blogging and I wanted to be sure I kept a level head and remembered that I'm just ME - not one of those perfect girls with perfect outfits in her perfect house. Just Raeven is just enough. Thanks for the reminder!

  7. ill never have perfect hair either, ill never be able to stop worrying about my weight or feeling guilty sometimes for eating too many sweets. and if i were as cool as carried bradshaw i believe though there are still things i would feel carrie bradshaw worries about

  8. Yes - I have definitely wondered why I blog on those days that it is tough to come up with something to write about. But in the end, it is so rewarding when I think about how years from now I'll be able to remember what my life was like at this time.

    Hope you're having a wonderful day!
    The Hartungs Blog

  9. YES! I will NEVER be that girl with not a hair out of place. Ever. Or the wife with dinner on the table when the husband gets home. Thank you so much for linking up!