a few months ago i wrote a post in which i mentioned something about people writing overly optimistic posts all the time. and how that was a little hard for me to read because i try to be real on my blog. let me clarify. it's not that i think people who write up-beat, gushy, optimistic posts are fake or are lying about their lives. i just want to see more than that side of their life. nor does my comment imply that my life is way serious and that i am not happy- ever.
the other day someone questioned my happiness. asking for the "behind the scenes of just american honey." simply because my recent posts have been more happy. i was. . . angry. and this isn't the first time this has happened.
so, please, allow me to give you a quick reality check. i strive to be 100% real on my blog. this is a lifestyle blog and as such i write about a plethora of things. the bad and the good. i want people to realize that life isn't all rainbows and butterflies and unicorns. but, i hope that from my blog, you also see that life isn't just thunderclouds and flat tires and failing tests. if from reading my blog you get the idea that i am a chronically disheartened and depressed person, then i am sorry. i hope you will take the time to read the happy, fun posts that prove otherwise.
i am a happy person. i have been greatly blessed in the last month and i feel like i have grown a lot closer to my Heavenly Father. i have struggled with things this last month too. i have made hard decisions, lost a dear friend, reevaluated my career plans, and begun to face some inner demons. granted my life isn't perfect. but at the same time, i really cannot complain. i know that everything- the good and the bad- in my life right now is happening for a reason. God has a plan for me. i don't know what it is, but i am taking life one step at a time.
so please, if you can't handle hearing the good and the bad, then stop reading my blog. don't question my happiness (especially when sometimes i do just want to crawl back into bed and eat ice cream all day) because i usually am a happy, upbeat person. and if you think that my smiley face is just a facade then you obviously don't know me that well.
yes, this is true:
but it's also true that life is great! i feel like there are exciting days ahead. and i know that each day is a blessing, not to be taken for granted.
ps. look for an exciting announcement in the next few weeks!!