I’ve been putting this off for a long time. I’m busy, but I’m also scared. Scared to make the leap, and most of all, scared to let go and be as real as I know I need to be. I hope you’ll come here and find comfort, inspiration, empathy, and authenticity. I hope we’ll learn together how to be bold without sacrificing kindness. My life looks pretty good on Facebook and Instagram, and the truth is that my life is good. I’m blessed beyond measure, but I have a ton of imperfections and struggles that I’ve hidden from people for the sake of
I want to give people in the cyber world a breath of fresh air by showing them transparency. I’m done comparing myself to the versions of people I see on Facebook. I’m ready to reveal my issues to you. I’m ready for you to see that I’m not perfect and that my family isn’t perfect either. I’m ready for you to see me without my makeup. Without my kids all hugging and smiling. Without my pride. I’m ready to be real and for us all to take one huge sigh of relief together as we acknowledge that beauty isn’t found in the fairy tale. Beauty is found in the crazy, the sweat, the deep set wrinkles, and the mess. Fluff is just fluff and I don’t want to be a fluffy woman. I want to be strong, and to be strong, I have to be ok with showing you when I’m not.
As I remove my veil, I hope you’ll remove yours too. I hope you’ll look around and see a whole new social media without the perfect appearance. I hope you’ll find a community of women who care more about joy, growth, and empowerment than they do about an airbrushed, filtered image.
Take off the blindfold. See behind the screen. Abandon the mask. Real, authentic beauty is behind the veil. Remove the veil.