We're finally back from a our travels. Although it feels good to be home, I'm already itching for a new adventure. My lovely friend Olivia snapped these pictures during our desert getaway for the launch of her design collaboration. She rented this stunning house in the middle of the high desert miles away from civilization. It was the perfect spot to reflect on the past couple of years of blogging.
I recently stumbled on to this quote (probably Pinterest) and it's been resonating a lot with me. "The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel" ~ Steve Furtick. It would seem this is painfully true for bloggers and blogging. How much truth is in the pictures? I like to think that I live the life I present on this blog, but still only to a certain extent. I'm not posting about the days I'm sick with food poisoning (yesterday), or how my house sometimes looks like a bomb just detonated inside of it demolishing all signs of human life (right now). I guess what I'm trying to say is that no matter how "perfect/popular/insert adjective" a life seems, there is always some sort of deception. Sometimes that deception runs so deep, it becomes your reality. I hope that I'm blogging as truthfully as I can, but the lines are easy to blur and the temptations of an easier route are ever growing. I'm sad to see some of the people I've spent years admiring fall into that deception. And even more sad to notice my own insecurities tempting my hand.