Today I have been thinking a lot about how genuine people are. How sometimes we say things just because we think they are what people want to hear, or what we should be saying.
As I was sitting down to write today's post I was thinking about what I could write and how I could really take this post two ways.
I could sit down and find the one bright spot of the day and write an uplifting post. There have been bright spots today. My kids have been working super hard on their projects, and most of them made good decisions when choosing their own groups (and the ones that didn't were not a surprise). I have awesome coworkers who I have developed amazing friendships with, and I get to see them everyday. But this would not be how I am genuinely feeling.
A post that genuinely reflects how I am feeling right now would much less happy and uplifting. Honestly today I am not feeling the bright spots. I am feeling cranky, and tired. I am frustrated and overwhelmed. I want to sit here and complain and rant about my day. I would rather write about how I hit every single red light on my way to work this morning. My dog was being a pain which meant I left later than I wanted to anyway. I'd rather complain about how I have a ton of work to do, and something going on every single night after school this week.
Writing this post got me thinking how often we write a blog-post or tell someone something that is not really what we are feeling at the moment. Whether it is because we don't want to sound whiny or because we don't want people to know how we are really feeling, sometimes we sugar coat things. I want to be honest I want my blog posts to be a genuine reflection of what my day was like. So whether I sound whiny or cranky or get told to focus on the positives this is what I am going with today. I'm going with honesty.