Sometimes my best is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for dinner. It’s been a long day and, yes, you can have three servings of string cheese with that sandwich. You’ll poop eventually, I’m sure.
Other times, my best is a homemade meal that took me over an hour to cook. I’ve got time, energy, and a well-stocked kitchen.
Depending on the day, my “best” is half-assed or highly impressive and envy-inducing. Just like every other person on this planet. Some days we feel like we’ve got it all together, we’re kicking butt and taking names. And then the very next day, the world kicks us while we’re down and not one single thing is going our way.
That’s just life.
(skirt: Old Navy, shirt: Kohls, boots: Kohls) (photos by Kaitlyn Meeks Photography)
And while it’s easy to forget the bad when we’re in the midst of good, it’s also hard to remember the good when we’re knee-deep in the bad. It’s true for real life and it’s true for the internet. This place where so many people share beautiful pictures, inspiring stories, and perfect days. Where we come across sparkling living rooms, clean kids, and happy marriages every where we turn. When Pinterest is overflowing with easy steps to get washboard abs, homeschool our kids, and pay off all our debt in less than thirty days. All the things I want, but on even the best days don’t have. Maybe my best for today is just average, but tomorrow, tomorrow!, I’ll shine.
And you know what?
There’s nothing wrong with that.
I appreciate the beautiful more when there’s some mess thrown in the mix too. So whether today is a mess or beautiful or just a beautiful mess, be okay with that. Because nothing is ever as good as it looks on the internet anyway. Like those pictures above? I’m totally sucking in.