Hi, my name is Kate, and I have Happy Blogger Syndrome.
Is it just me, or every few months does blog world get its panties in a bunch because some blogs are 'too happy'? I have a problem with people who complain about this. I don't think people with Happy Blogger Syndrome are fake, I think they are frankly, just happy.
I'm not perfect and I am incredibly aware of that. Sometimes my children cry and I occasionally raise my voice (or worse, the finger with the side stare, then you know you are in trouble). Most days I wear jeans, cowboy boots and a solid colored Tshirt, my heels are long forgotten except for special occasions. I only blow dry my hair for church (and that's only sometimes). My husband and I can get on each other's nerves. Out of 100 pictures I take a day, sometimes, only 2 or 3 are actually good. Cullen gets a Happy Meal once a week. 'Working out' to me is reading a book on the treadmill, like once a week, maybe, and only because the book is that good and I need an excuse to finish it. I'm tired a lot. Bennett's poops are smelly. My laundry sits in the basket for days because I find it tedious to put away. But why the hell would I want to focus on that everyday? Wouldn't you get bored and/or sad if everyday I shared the mundane details of my not-so-glamorous life?
You see, it is not that I am trying to create an above average persona, the truth is, that my perspective on life has changed since I started blogging. Through blogging, I get to find the aspects of my day that are not mundane. Do you know how wonderful it is so have something positive to post about every day? To me, that is a blessing, not a bad thing.
I didn't like California when we first moved here, but it is growing on me and honestly, my blog helped me love our new home because it put me out of my comfort zone to find the things about it that would make me happy. I think that is awesome. I remember back in early September, I called my mom in a fit of tears one day because everything just felt so hard. And her response was to figure it out, because that kind of attitude just wasn't me. And she was right. I really truly do try to be this positive in my every day life.
I'm not perfect, but my life is pretty darn close. There isn't one thing I would change about it right now. I have complete faith that where we are and what are are doing is part of the overall greatness of our life's plan, why would I want to mess with that? I have two beautiful, sweet and healthy boys and a handsome, loving husband who provides for us. I am blessed to be in a position to be able to stay home. I really don't have anything legitimate to complain about, and that is why I blog happy.
Now, if you'll excuse me, Bennett is trying to eat the computer keys and smells like baby poop.
Here's to finding some happy in your Thursday :)