Monday, May 14, 2012

Things I'm Afraid To Tell You

Photo via Ez
When Jess from Makeunder My Life posted a few things she was afraid to tell the world, well, part of that world followed suit. Ez, from Creature Comforts hosted a day of words that had since gone unspoken.

So when Meg from Mimi + Meg asked if there was anyone out there that was interested in continuing the movement, I quickly responded yes. But then I when I sat down to share, all I wanted to do was clam up.

The online world is a futile place and for those of you who read court + hudson more often than not know that I don't share all that much. But I do think it's important to shed attention on the fact that a blogger's life as portrayed through their posts, well, it's not an accurate depiction of life. Who wants to read about the negative? However, this makes the digital space increasingly polarizing, so every once and a while I think we can all appreciate honesty - no matter how vulnerable it makes you feel.

So, six things you didn't know about me...

Call me Ms. Self-Conscious - which is obviously incredibly ironic as I take pictures of myself and post them online. I have to work extremely hard at looking people in the eye when I talk to them. I do care about what people think about me, and I wish that I didn't. Which leads me to my next point...

I am extremely aware - of everything. I am self-aware AND self-conscious, which is a funny thing to be. Most days I don't take myself all too seriously but everyone has their moments. And I wish that more people were aware of themselves (or that I was lesser so?)

I have become increasingly sensitive over the years - I cry on a daily basis. Usually over nothing, but my emotions have become difficult to control. Which I'm sure even my closest friends find surprising because I don't like to be vulnerable.

I start a ton of projects and get easily distracted. This is part of the reason why you don't see weekly DIYs on the blog. I have 4 in process as I type this. You won't see one of them ready for this week.

My love affair with NYC has become neither love or an affair - and I don't know how to tell her.

I constantly feel like I don't know what I'm doing - and everyone else around me seems to have it all figured out. Which I know is not true, but I'd like to know a) why we can't be more vocal and understanding about the unknown, and b) will I ever figure it out?

Now, the point of this exercise isn't to conjure up kind (or cruel) comments, but rather to bring awareness to the fact that EVERYONE struggles with something. And as a community, we need to recognize moments of judgement as moments to work on making something or someone better.

If you want to check out the other bloggers taking part in today's wave, you can find them below.
Cassie: Coco + Kelley / Caitlin: Sacramento Street / Roxy: My Cup of Te / Crystal: Crystal Gentilello / Meg: MIMI+MEG / Ashlina: The Decorista / Katie: Modern Eve / Erin: Apartment 34 / Erica: Design Blahg / Victoria: Vmac + Cheese / Christine: Miles to Style / Franki: Life in a Venti Cup  / Sue: The Zhush / Erika: Radiant Republic / Gabrielle: Savvy Home / Monika: The Doctor's Closet / Naomi: Design Manifest /Tobe:Because It's Awesome / Becca: {extra}ordinary wonders / Lynzy: Sparkling Footsteps / Hitha: Hitha On The Go / Sarah: Note To Self / Liz: So Much To Smile About / Sarah: Blogstar / Alissa: The Goods Design / Jessie: Style + Pepper / Erika: Small Shop Studio  / AV: Long Distance Loving / Maggie: Maggie Rose Blog / Nicole: The City Girl In Me / Priscilla: The Best Laid Plans / Jen: Concrete Jungle DC / Janelle: Food Fashion Fitness / Natalie: East Coast Chic


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