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I really debated this post today…

I feel like blogs and social media, in general, are a place where everyone can post about all the amazing things that they do, the amazing times they are having, and all their fantastic talents.

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crafts (Photo credit: Margarida Sardo)

I love that.  I love to see what people are up to and all the wonderful things they create.

I am rambling…

Anywho, I debated this post, because I feel like I have been less than optimistic and inspiring lately.

But today, I decided to post because I want to try to inspire you in a different way.

I want to inspire you to be genuine, acknowledge that strength doesn’t always look the way we think, and that showing vulnerability is often times a sign of strength and not weakness.

Today has been a tough day for me.

I am fine, and nothing in particular has happened, but a bunch of things have accumulated and I just feel like poop.

I am emotional, doubting, questioning, and to say I was lacking in patience would be an understatement.

There are so many doubts floating around in my head.  I am conflicted on so many levels and all around I just have some soul-searching that I need to do.

We all need to do some soul-searching every once in a while…

So I considered writing a really cute little post on what we have been doing for Brayden’s science fair project.

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I considered writing a post on my class this weekend and the fun facts that I learned about sugar, honey, and agave.

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Honey (Photo credit: quisnovus)

I considered posting an awesome recipe.

I considered posting about a really inspirational topic around finding purpose and meaning.

In the end, I decided not to fake the funk.

Today has been a hard day.  I am acknowledging that, allowing that, and instead of putting on a great face and “being strong”, I am just going to be real and say that today has been tough.

Everyone has tough days ( I hope I am not the only one!) and sometimes we need to just allow ourselves to feel what we are feeling.  That is not to say that we need to allow ourselves to wallow in it ( for too long…but a little while is fair!), but sometimes I feel like we are so busy trying to show the world our “game face” that we forget that the other feelings and vulnerabilities that we experience are important as well.

It is o.k. to show the world your true self, and in fact, the more we acknowledge our vulnerabilities, the stronger we become.  In my humble opinion, at least.

How has your day been?

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