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Real

1 Feb


I’m at a loss for words, no, really. Last week I dropped the ‘divorce’ bombshell and the amount of support from everyone was unbelievable; all of the wonderful messages both public and private were overwhelming. It was my most read blog of all time, almost 1000 people. Crazy. What does that tell me? Either a) people crave authenticity and truth or b) people love good gossip. I’m hoping for ‘a’ because that’s what I crave. We all walk around with amazing facades don’t we? We portray what we think people want to see; put together, nice, happy, perfect…how exhausting. I prefer the raw and uncut version because that’s where I am. It’s easier, but sometimes a risk. We all live imperfect lives and are flawed, thank goodness, perfection is impossible. If we all came to terms with that then maybe we would be more real with each other and not so judgmental. Ask me what I think now and I’ll tell you, no more pretense. For the people in the ‘b’ category, not my style. I’m fairly private despite a book and blog. I write observations on life not dirt about me or anyone else, sorry. Those close to me know some of the details but not all, like I said, I keep things close. I’m more about actions than words anyhow, you get back what you put out into the world and nothing someone says can outweigh what they do.

It’s been an interesting week of mixed emotions but I am still looking forward with great hope for the future. I have heard the ‘strong’ word thrown around a lot and frankly, I’m not feeling it; just living and doing the best I can. This week I got to help a friend going through her own difficult life circumstance. That’s one of life’s privileges, going through struggles, getting stronger, and helping others. Life is beautiful.

Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength’~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

Today I wear Lancome Rouge In Love lipstick in Fierry Attitude. These lipsticks are feather light and last a long time. They are a tiny bit drying for me but not as bad as some of the other long lasting lipsticks. I chose this color because it’s a deep berry which I love, I also love the name…living life with passion and a fiery attitude! Cheers!

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4 Responses to “Real”

  1. Jo Heroux February 1, 2014 at 10:41 pm #

    I believe in puttin it out there. Telling the truth and cleansing my head.
    My strongest days, weeks, years were the times I felt the weakest and most incompetent. Looking back, I know it was strength that pulled me through because I can’t quit. I can’t run away. I have to do what feels right. You,too. I know this about you.
    We grow and learn for our history and that is who we become. You are doing just fine and I know with God by your side, it’s all good.

    • Anna February 2, 2014 at 10:30 am #

      Thanks Jo! Your responses are so affirming to me. Amazing how writing can connect people 🙂 Love you!

  2. Linda February 4, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    I’m sorry to hear this. I will not tell you to be strong. Going through cancer, you’re told you’re strong a lot. But it’s a constant battle fighting it & the other negative things going on. There are times we need to just breakdown with someone who understands. I finally hit that bottom, realized I was not self sufficient. Then God steps in. wow

    • Anna February 5, 2014 at 6:05 pm #

      Thanks Linda, tired of being strong

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