I’m not monetizing my blog. What that means is the purpose is not to turn a buck off of it. That being said, I still want to produce content that is worthwhile & true to me, my family & my lifestyle. And guess what? That takes a lot of time & a lot of balance on my part. I think it is really important to show ‘real life.’ I like the glossy version of life & I can produce that content all. day. long. The perfectly styled party. The perfect outfit. The perfect family picture. The perfect home tour. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect.
The problem with that is, life is not meant to be perfect. In fact, it is the imperfections that make it all worthwhile. The outtakes if you will. It is in those outtakes that we learn & grow the most & I don’t want to skip over those. I also don’t want to put those expectations on myself, husband or kids. Where I’m at is good enough. I’m so content & happy with what it actually is, that why make it glossy? And so, while on occasion, you might find the perfectly styled shoot — because sometimes those are fun — I would rather portray life actually.
Because it’s pretty freakin’ awesome.
Life actually occurs on my front porch. I love my front porch. Have I told you that before? Most mornings you can find me here with Max puttering in the yard.
Life actually occurs in my gym clothes if I’m on my game…if not, my pajamas! Mid-morning on my front porch might be my favorite time of day. I have the whole day ahead of me & this is my time of quiet…or time to talk to Scot somewhat uninterrupted. We usually aren’t rushed & we usually don’t have anywhere we need to be. Mostly because we need to be right here.
Life actually is a little messy…
Life actually is always better with a tree swing. What does your life actually look like? Let’s stop making it glossy & enjoy life actually. Tag your photos #lifeactually so I can see them on instagram!