For some time now, I have felt convicted with the perfect photos of my “perfect” home.
And then last week happened. It was a tough week, and it revealed how human we all are. How much we need Jesus (and His grace) and how imperfect we all are.
Social media allows us to create a seemingly perfect world. Facebook is full of perfect families, Instagram is full of perfect people, and Pinterest is filled with perfect homes.
As a blogger, I want to tell you that the perfection you see is not real. My home decor blog is a full time job. I spend crazy hours creating these “perfect” spaces. It begins with DIY projects and lots of painting. I run all over town (and the next town) looking for accessories and flowers. I take too many photos and spend too many hours editing them. The normal person cannot expect to achieve what many of us bloggers share because it just isn’t real.
I am never the mom greeting my kids at the door after school with fresh baked cookies (I’m the mom covered in paint telling them I’m almost finished and will be done in a minute). I’m not the wife who prepares an amazing gourmet dinner (unless Prego sauce and spaghetti counts) for my husband.
I know I was created to create. I want to use my gifts to glorify Him. I wanted to inspire others and show how you can create a pretty space on a budget. However, lately I have been so overwhelmed by amazing opportunities and big projects. These projects are so fun but so time consuming. I haven’t had time in a while to do my little inexpensive DIYs. Those little DIYs that started Sincerely, Sara D. I want to inspire you to create – not discourage you because your house isn’t photoshopped like mine.
So next time you see my perfect home, I want you to realize it’s not perfect. I’m juggling the balls of life just like you, and I just keep the pretty home ball in the mix. I’m dropping lots of other balls in the process.