this is the real me.

I really want to get this out there. The real me. The blogging world is so caught up on lovely pictures and lovely lives. Sometimes I read big blogs and wish for all those things they have - a great wardrobe, a beautiful home and holidays to match, all while staying at home to watch their kids grow up.

Why are we so fascinated by their lives? What about the rest of us normal folk? Can we be big bloggers too? Or do you need all the bells and whistles to get there? Great style, cool furniture, extremely photogenic AND creative etc etc...

Sometimes I'm influenced by that in the way I blog. I filter my life in some attempt to emulate their winning formula which is silly because I'm happy with my life, so why should I change any of it?

I don't want my blog to be anything different from the real me. I don't want to pretend I'm something that I'm not because I love my life the way it is. So that's all I can offer, just me. And my usual outfit of leggings and an oversized tee, a messy bun, no make up, no frills and no pretending.

I have to tell my own story, just like you have to tell yours. We can only be who we are, and that's more than enough.


Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! Couldn't have said it better. I have been caught up in wanting another's lifestyle for so long, what I fail to realize is that I need to make changes for me and do what I love. The life that I want has to fit with me.

Enough looking at others and what they have. Time to look within and do what I love.

PJ @ Planned in Pencil said...

Good for you for keeping it real. I love it when I meet a blogger and their real personality matches their bloh voice. My blog is small. Its always going to be small and Im fine with that because my blog friendships are about quality not quantity!


Love this

ChatterBlossom said...

The real you is perfect! Thanks for posting!

She said...

Great post!
I'm totally on the same page!
Having said that, you're one of the 'big blogs' that I look up to!!

She xx
She may be the Song that Summer Sings

Kaileigh said...

Yes. That's how I feel as well. I don't want to pretend to be anything that I'm not on my blog, even though sometimes I wish that I had some of the wardrobes I see other bloggers have.
Thank you for writing this! It's always great to hear.

Lauren Roerick Miller said...

This so absolutely true. Sometimes my husband has to remind me of it when i get into a funk of 'how does she look so good every single day??' its hard to put the real you out their for whole world of he internet to look at and judge, so good for you being so transparent :)

Anonymous said...

It's interesting you say that. I was wondering where the messy and unorganized people were. Or the people who pay full price on stuff because they have no creativity to make something from pinterist. I'm one of those people. There's Nothing going on with my blog other than what my life soundtrack would be. *Serious Face*

drinkcitra said...

Aww I love this post, Sylvia! You're so very right...

Beatriz López Lumbreras said...

I like the real much as I also liked the other posts, because I never thought they were fake ;)

sometimes I wonder the same about being a big blogger, specially in beauty blogs...I dont think i will ever be big but i will still blog nonetheless =)


Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more Sylvie. Sometimes I feel that in order to have a successful blog one has to have lots of money, be a hoarder and have the latest DSLR camera for photos, it's so frustrating. I often wonder where are 'the common folks' here, because the blogosphere seems to be flooded with people and blogs that look the same, one after another. It was incredibly refreshing reading this post love. I'd really like to see more of these type ^^
Have a great week! xx

Fabulous Petite said...

Love love this post. You said it straight up ! Sometimes my husband tells me that he likes it better when my outfit post are just jeans and tee on top of a hay bale, lol. Your post is incredibly true and refreshing. As most bloggers i have seen they forget who they really are behind that DSLR camera and those expensive designers whatever you wear... Have a fabulous week.


Raising Reagan said...

Such a great post! We should let it all out!


phiphis blog said...

insightful and true - love this post!

xox P

Dreaming. Wishing. Doing. said...

I totally agree with all this! And I think you are beautiful and inspiring just the way you are.


Jenn said...

Thanks for keeping it real, you rock :)

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Elisabeth @ Bella said...

love this.
so true :)

Sureye said...

love, love, love it!

and I just have to tell you, I found you on Erin's blog (living in yellow) and I saw "Sylvie" and freaked out!
I'm due in June and that's our baby's name :)
It's a family name but it's so cute to see someone as darling as you with the same name :)