This post has been on my mind for a while. I've written and re-written it numerous times because I want it to be taken the right way. In a few drafts I felt like I was a little harsh on other bloggers and that's absolutely not the point. Instead of including a page of my accomplishments on my blog, I've chosen to include a page of imperfections (on the righthand sidebar). Not because I think that you all have some crazy idea that I'm "perfect," but because I've read and learned so much of the effects of social media on self-esteem (here | here | here). Sharing accomplishments is an amazing thing, don't get me wrong, and I will definitely have posts that focus on something I've accomplished in the future because that's what inspires me. However, I think a full list of achievements can be incredibly intimidating. I want my site to be a place where you can come to see things that you relate to. I want it to be a place where you can feel good about your life and I can feel good about mine too. There's no need to worry about self-esteem issues here.
Here are some pictures that were taken during photo shoots of me being "imperfect." A latte foam mustache in the first one and possibly needing to pee in the second? Not sure what's going on here...
I eat too fast.
I cry almost everyday.
I once poured the cheese packet into the boiling water while making mac & cheese (more of a dumb mistake then imperfection, but worth sharing...)
I bite my nails.
I’m more competitive than I should be.
I can't make it through one day without spilling a meal or drink.
I’m terrible at saving money.
I have failed a test before.
I have anxiety.
I’ve completely forgotten what comes next during a dance performance.
I’ve had to walk when I set out to do a 3 mile run.
I've suffered from depression.
I gain weight in the winter months (the holiday's get me every time).
I spend too much time on the internet.
I trip over my own feet (often).
Sometimes I let one small thing ruin my whole day.
I procrastinate (a lot).
I don’t call/hang out with my friends as often as I should.