I’m suffering from a little blogger anxiety. Have you heard of Pinterest anxiety? Where some mothers are actually going into therapy because they feel so inadequate when they can’t keep up with all of the talented craft bloggers on Pinterest?
Well, as a blogger, I get blogger anxiety from all of the amazing people I meet virtually through their blogs.
There are the environmental bloggers who grow all of their own produce, repurpose everything, and live almost completely off the grid.
There are the women who have daily devotional blogs. They homeschool their children, memorize scripture, and live every minute of every day for Him.
There are the financial bloggers who buy in bulk, outline family budgets, and make detergents for $5 that last for a year.
And, there are the health and fitness blogs. The running blogs. The vegan blogs. The “I haven’t had a bad carb in 12 years” blogs. The “I don’t let my kids have cake at their own birthday” moms.
For the sake of your own sanity and in the spirit of full disclosure, I am none of them. I give tips for living green. I post devotionals. I teach you how to save money here and there. I give you healthy recipes, ideas on natural alternatives to medicines, and ways to stay healthy through healthy diet and exercise.
But, I eat cake sometimes. I curse sometimes. I listen to and participate in gossip sometimes. You might see me at a fast food restaurant and I won’t necessarily be ordering the salad with no dressing.
I’ve stated this in my blogs before. I’ve explained how we live healthy on a daily basis. We don’t keep unhealthy food in our home, except for occasional treats when company visits. We exercise every (almost) day. We hardly ever splurge and are very frugal with our money. We make conscious efforts to minimize our impact on the environment. We love Jesus and try to live with Christian morals and standards every day of our lives. Those things you can be sure of.
Since I’ve started the blog, I’ve gotten comments like, “You probably don’t eat things like this.” I feel like I have to make a disclaimer when I eat a cookie at a party. When I act less-than-Christian in front of people who I know read my blog, I wonder if they think I’m a hypocrite.
I do think hypocrite is a little strong. I am human. I am not perfect. No one is. I share my blog because I want to help people improve their quality of life in a holistic manner. I share the practices of my family and me. As a whole, this blog represents a snapshot of our lives. That doesn’t mean we don’t stray from time to time.
I have no idea if most other bloggers are as perfect as they seem. I have a feeling most aren’t. So, don’t be too hard on yourself. No more Pinterest anxiety. Don’t give your kids up for adoption because you didn’t make cupcakes shaped like Elsa from Frozen for your daughter’s birthday party.
I want you to live a physically, financially, environmentally, and spiritually healthy life. I want you to trust that I, The Wellness Wife, strive to live this way every day and will provide you tips on how to do so. But, please don’t judge me if you see me in the Hardees’. I’m not going to be there every week or even every month, but I’m not saying I never go. If you hear me curse or gossip, know they are flaws I work on and pray about. I hope it makes you consider your own flaws and pray for God’s help in breaking those habits.
For an inspirational post on praying for assistance with spiritual transition, visit Essential Thing Devotions. (It’s a great link-up for Christian bloggers, too.)
This is my disclosure statement. Unlike my title states, I hope this actually helps you realize I’m NOT a hypocrite. Just a human.
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