I follow a blog by Carlos Whittaker. He is a minister at Buckhead Church in Atlanta. Fascinating fellow in many strange ways, but I have now become addicted to his charming wife’s blog, www.whittakerwoman.typepad.com .
She has an entry today about authenticity and transparency. It is really hard living life out loud, for real, and being authentic. Showing my foibles, flaws, problems, dirt…. and not really apologizing for being human. But I so want to be that kind of person. I am not perfect. Most days I am some form of a mess.
For instance Mark wagered that I would have at least 6 major, crying melt downs this summer. I will probably have more but you better bet I am going to call one of you before I call him, b/c I don’t want him to know if I melt down. Why? Because sometimes it is even hard to let my husband know what a mess I can be. (And yes, he regretted making the comment as soon as it came out of his mouth. He said it b/c Eli told him I cried that day and locked myself in the office while I was just trying to exercise for 20 minutes and they would not leave me alone!!!)
So I am trying to be “real.” And if I seem like more of a mess than usual it is b/c this is truly how I have been the whole time:) Surprise! Check out whittaker woman, she has a lot of neat stuff to share.