*I just want to edit that I am paraphrasing Suzy here... I think our conversation was about creating positive layouts. Magazines publish 95% happy layouts. That's how I get paid, that's my job. I do not remember exactly what was said, so please don't take it word for word.
One night at dinner my friend Suzy said that in this industry, it's often part of our job to make it look like our lives are perfect. So true. I post happy photos of cupcakes and friends and trips and good things in my life. Just about 99.9% of my work is positive and about the amazing life I have. I adore and admire my friends who blog about the realities of life and what they struggle with. I always wish that I had the courage to share more and be completely open.
So it's truth time.
Putting on the big girl shoes and being honest today.
My life... it sure is not perfect.
Far from it.
Only two days into the month of June and it's taken a toll on me already. A lot of sadness going on for a handful of different people in my life. Tough times all coming at once. Enough to make my heart ache.
In my own life things are confusing.
And I miss Chicago. I miss my friends. I am feeling lonely.
Along with other things going on that I can't figure out.
Deep down I know it will get better. We all have our good times and our bad. We get knocked down and we get up again. I have faith that I'll be smiling true smiles again soon. I just need to keep swimming swimming swimming.
So as much as I would love to always pretend that I'm living some fabulous big city, jet setting, delicious, perfect life... today I just needed to come clean. Be a little honest here on the bloggo. And I think that this Thursday calls for a day in bed under the covers with fluffy pillows and a good book.
Photo taken on my flight back from Buffalo last month.