Honesty is incredibly valuable to me. It’s very hard to be honest with others, and sometimes even more difficult to be honest with ourselves.
Something that I really want to do with this blog is be 100% honest with you, my readers. It scares me to open myself up like that. Because—if we’re being honest—you might not like me as much when you find out that I can curse like a sailor (that’s an entire blog post I plan to write, actually). You might not like to hear that I only breastfed my son for 6 months as opposed to the recommended entire first year. You may hate the fact that I think Coldplay is one of the greatest bands of all time (at least for the first 3 albums).
But I think for this to be cathartic for me, for me to engage with you in the ways I want to, for you to fully realize who I am—a completely messed up daughter of Christ, who just wants to experience the life He has in store for her—I have to show you who I am fully. And that means the good, the bad, and the ugly.
If you don’t want to ruin any “good image” you may have of me (ugh, I literally hate what I just wrote, that sounds so narcissistic), this blog might not be for you. Because I’m going to be incredibly honest. But I think in the end it will be 100% me—the me that God already knows, and the me that my closest friends and family do. Making who I am public is me being real, and frankly, there’s not enough of that these days.
Notes for this post:
- I am not going to be constantly talking about my issues! They just might come up every one in awhile, and I want you all to be aware of that.
- Just because I admitted above that I do curse at times, I do not plan on doing so here. That is not something I think should be a part of my writing—again, there is a blog to come on that subject, and it will give you better insight about language (not just bad!) in my life.
- While I want to be completely honest with you about myself, I will not be compromising the integrity of others and including any information about people I know. This is only about me.
- And yes—the title of this post is a play on The Importance of Being Earnest 😉