I touched on today’s theme two weeks ago when I shared how I want to stop being what everyone else wants me to be. I also shared a picture showing the reality of my life and not the zoomed in version hiding the things I don’t want you to see.

Over the past years, I have shared my addictions with my readers (and there has been many addictions). I enjoy learning new things but then as soon as I understand it, my interest fades and learn something new. But the decade of posts where I showed what I wanted my audience to see gave everyone a false impression of who I am.

What did I show? My successes, the pleasant things, the one good picture out of twenty-five horrible ones, all while hiding the mistakes that got me to the success. Those people who don’t socialize with me, except on the rare occasion, only saw what I shared. They only saw “a Susie-homemaker” (Someone actually described me as that one time.), a great house and someone whose life resembled their Pinterest feed. But they didn’t see the messy house or the busy everyday life that turned the Pinterest feed into a dream.

And that is the problem with social media, we draw conclusions from what we are shown. If someone shares the dandelion wine they made we assume that their whole life is a DIY special because in the last post they made venison jerky. But we fail to remember the time between posts and we fail to observe the other things going on in their life.

But they are not a DIY special. Their life is work and eating and sleeping and dreaming, like everyone else, but unfortunately, we never get that false image of them out of our heads because we have already judged the person.

That is why I will only share the true me. My feelings, my day (even if it’s boring), all while being unedited. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

Radical Authenticity