This post is sponsored by Inspired Silver but opinions are my own.
Lately, I have been feeling so much pressure to be perfect. It’s easy for me to start feeling this way if I start paying more attention to my peripherals than looking to my own path and future. I’m constantly questioning myself and if I’m doing the right thing by staying home and blogging instead of working. I feel like my house has to stay perfect. Even when no one is coming, the thought that someone might stop by or want to look at our house in 20 minutes still eats away at me, so I’m constantly worried about that.
Bangles: c/o Inspired Silver // Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren c/o Sunglasses Shop // Booties: Minnetonka // Bag: TJ Maxx // Jeans: Lucky via TJ Maxx // Top: Nordstrom Rack // Necklace: Kate Spade via Nordstrom // Scarf: The LOFT (old) Similar Here
Recently, I have been loving jewelry more than normal. I can’t get enough of it. I came across these beautiful bangles from Inspired Silver and fell in love with them. They are so versatile and can be dressed up or down. They were the perfect accessory to our pumpkin day!
Last weekend when we were at the pumpkin patch, I had Ryan take these photos for me. What you don’t see pictured is SR crying because she was hot in her stroller and Hamp trying to eat the sunflowers and run off the trail. In the middle of these pictures, I just started laughing because, in these situations, what else can you do? Sometimes family is crazy and acting nuts out in public and you have to take advantage of the photo opp. It’s just life.
Once we got to the pumpkin patch, I decided I wanted to hunt for the imperfect pumpkin this year. Everyone hunts for the roundest, prettiest pumpkin, and I feel sad for the others. I found my perfectly imperfect pumpkin and gave it a home. And we both lived happily ever after…
But, seriously. Life is not perfect. We live in an age where people live by social media and what their next photo uploaded will be. It is easy to get mixed up in wanting to be perfect and feeling awful when we fall short. Be good at what you’re good at – whether that’s fashion, cooking, running, crafting, writing, taking care of people – whatever! Do what you do and don’t worry about the rest. No one is good at everything, even when they appear to be. It is easy to make yourself look like you have everything together when you get to choose the pictures you post to social media, but things are very rarely what they seem. The older I get, the more this is revealed to me.
God has been trying to teach me some very hard lessons lately. I prayed to forgive someone I have had a hard time forgiving lately and even had one of my small groups pray for this specifically. Since then, Satan has been testing me big time. This person has tested me, too. It’s been very difficult. Through these less than perfect circumstances, I find encouragement because I know that God gives trials to us that he knows we can endure. He is making me stronger and building my faith more than ever. That is the victory and the beauty in the imperfect life.
What do you think of my imperfect/flatish/lop-sided pumpkin? I think it’s pretty cute!
What area do you fall short in? Do you have something you wish you could be great at, but just aren’t?
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