There has been so much REAL TALK among some of my favorite blogs lately that it's infectious. Back in March I participated in Blog Positivity Week and shared why I like to update this here blog o' mine. I recently read the blog post "On Owning It" by Amy from A Is For Ampersand and I encourage everyone to read it, bloggers new and old(er). While I like blogs that are visually appealing, some substance of the person would be nice too. There are times when looking over my Bloglovin' page, I end up marking posts as "read" and not clicking to read them because I'm seeing the same type of posts over and over again from various blogs.
I like blogs that are encouraging, empowering, and gives you something to think about, not just all fluff. Don't get me wrong, I like fluffy posts with pretty pictures too. But I also like when I read a post where the person shares something personal and thinking they're the only ones to feel that way and come to find out they're not alone. I think we get caught up with the face we like to portray on our blogs because it seems like everyone else is just so darn happy in their beautiful homes and awesome wardrobe and amazing weekend getaway photos. I've been living in my apartment for almost four years and it still looks like I'm moving in.
Even I have thought "I wish I can be more like who I am on my blog." Not that this is all fake, it's just one aspect of me, maybe 30-40% of Marilyn. You probably won't see the angry person who loses her temper and says stupid, mean, ugly things to others. Or see the unhappy office zombie going through the motions. I really don't want to share my whining and complaining but I may have to sometimes for my own sanity. Pulp Sushi (the blog & Etsy shop) is something I'm super proud of and is what keeps me going even with the stress that can bring. I have enough grey hairs I dye over every few weeks, I don't need my blog to add to that. :) This blog is a form of therapy for me because it helps me tap into that person I strive to be.