These are my truths. These are my imperfections. And these reasons why my blog will never be perfect.
- I don’t post every day.
- I’m pretty the grammar Gods frown upon me with each post.
- I don’t have the best food photography skills –> but at least they are improving.
- I’ve had a light box (for food photography) since last year and haven’t even used it.
- I just had to drop out of a relay running race.
- I still don’t feel like running much, still needing that mental break. Trails and hiking will always be needed though.
- I served multiple Frozen dinners this last week because we really had no food and no time. Hey, they were good, gluten free, and on sale! Plus if you add a little salsa and avocado, it totally counts has homemade, right?
- I’m trying to monetize my blog more—> there, I said it. (see side bar)
It’s called being HUMAN. Isn’t that what blogging is about? Sharing our humanness? I think so.
If my blog were perfect, I’d be living a lie. I wouldn’t be embracing my space, I’d be covering it up with a nice pretty pink blanket.
Bolder blogging is about sharing (and working on) your weaknesses while still embracing your STRENGTHS. Or what I like to call… YOUR SWEET SPOT.
Sure I’d like to write a gluten free cookbook, start shipping Healthy Bites again, run a marathon or a trail race, start a family, and be at every one of my husband’s races.
That would be too perfect. So I’m embracing what I am good at now, what I am THANKFUL FOR now. And will continue to follow GOD’s perfect plan, wherever that may lead us.
I read this devotional by Max Lucado this morning and it all just clicked.
Attempts at self-salvation guarantee nothing but exhaustion. We scamper and scurry, trying to please God, collecting merit badges and brownie points, and scowling at anyone who questions our accomplishments.
Stop it! Once and for all, enough of this frenzy. “Your hearts should be strengthened by God’s grace, not by obeying rules” (Heb. 13:9 NCV). Jesus does not say, “Come to me, all you who are perfect and sinless.” Just the opposite. “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28 NASB).
So cheers to being imperfect! Cheers to weaknesses, because without them, we’d all be quite boring.
Did you know that I actually failed Brownies as a kid? Yep, I didn’t even make it to be a Girl Scout. Definitely no Brownie points here.