Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Greener Grass???

One of the things that bothers me the most about some people is the inability to be real. The last thing I want is for people to think that I have it all together all the time (try, NONE of the time....what is "all together" anyways.....another soapbox). Women tend to compare themselves to other people too much so I wanted to share my dirt. I believe this is part of the female sinful nature; my identity is in Christ... not in what Mrs.X is doing, wearing, organizing, or cooking. I AM WHO GOD MADE ME. The truth is, I am awful at keeping things organized when I get busy. I do not take care of the things around the house that need to get done when there are other things to do. Finals week looks like this:
Dinner anyone? Sure, take a seat.... oh wait....

Where are all of the coffee mugs.... seriously. All dirty

How many times can you wear dirty socks in one week?

When we tell ourselves that we "should have done" this and we "should have done that," we are only living in the past. NEGATIVE SELF TALK does not come from God, and if you do not believe in God, even psychologists say that NEGATIVE SELF TALK is destructive and will not help you accomplish your goals. Think about what your priorities are. If spending time with your family, getting in a little workout, visiting a friend that needs you, or spending time SLEEPING are more important than that final load of laundry.... let it go. Keeping a spotless house does not make you superwoman, righteous, or wife of the year. No one expects your house to be spotless all of the time. I give you permission to let yourself off the hook. Go to bed. Go for a walk. Take a bath. Stop beating yourself up. 

I just finished my first of two finals. I am going to study for number two and then hit the sack. Have a great evening everyone....


  1. aw, girl! you should see my house! and i don't even have the excuse of finals. my laundry looks like dining room table looks like that...and my sink, well i'm pretty sure it's worse :)
    good luck on your finals!!!! yay for almost being done!

  2. This is a great post and a great reminder - thanks! Good luck on your finals - I'm sure you will rock them! :)

  3. Soooo I thought I posted a comment a while ago but I'm not sure it went through... Anyway, the caption to your first picture made me lol. Also, you may not be perfect but you're certainly a huge inspiration to me (and others), and the fact that you're not perfect makes you all that much more inspiring :)

  4. Corrianne, I miss you so much! You are always so encouraging! xoxo

    I Run Like a Girl... I posted it only because I NEEDED THE REMINDER. I hope you had a good week!!!!

    FASHIONABLYFIT.... I knew I liked you =) I hope you had rock'n workouts and YAY FOR FRIDAYS!!! xoxo