Saturday, July 7, 2012

It's about to get real.

I listened to Mrs. Robinson's vlog today about how she finds a balance between what to blog about and what not to blog about.  I realized, after watching it, that I don't talk too much about the problems or issues in our life. 

Why is that?

I have no idea.  It may be that I'm not sure how to write it out.  Maybe I'm too nervous to share personal hardships and problems.

I don't think I try to sugarcoat everything in our lives, but I know I don't share it all with you (although, not everything needs to be shared).

Well, it's about to get a little more real on this blog.  Don't get too excited now.

I'm not perfect.  My husband's not perfect (though some days he comes close).  WE are not perfect.

We're real people.  We have real issues and problems.

For example:
-- We only have one car.  We share it.  It is starting to become a problem.  It died the other weekend on the other side of the state and took quite a long time to fix (but a HUGE thanks to our mechanic friend Matt.)

-- We want, no, NEED to start car hunting before winter gets here (my husband currently bikes 12 miles to and from work, he enjoys it, but he won't want to do it all the time during winter), but we don't necessarily have all the funds for a new car, no thanks to the car sucking all of our money.  We also aren't too keen on paying car payments (unless we can find a good used car for less than $5000, but we're still a little iffy right not on that subject).

--  I have my education degree, but I'm a nanny right now (please note that I do love my job.  Being a nanny for an awesome family is so much fun).  I applied and interviewed for teaching jobs last year, but didn't get any.  I'm also a little picky about where I get a job because we want to be close to where we currently are.  So, I am a nanny for the next year and then I'll jump back on education job market.

--  I'm sick of duplex/apartment living.  But, like mentioned before, we don't have the funds to justify house hunting, nor do we want a big fat mortgage.

Okay, that wasn't too bad, but I just wanted to make sure you knew that we are human and have our little issues. 

I want to be more honest on this blog.  This is my promise to you - I will share more of our "real life" drama!

I hope you don't think that I was wanting sympathy or anything.  I just wanted to be more true to myself and to you, my reader.  


  1. Good idea, I need to be more real on my blog too :)

  2. Real talk is very hard to do, so I commend you for your honesty! You are an awesome inspiration my dear:-)

  3. Aww. =) I'm beyond flattered, love! =) And I'm really excited to learn more about you and perhaps connect over our struggles.

  4. Less drama usually = better blog. It's good to hear some conflicts/resolutions here and there, but I've seen friends destroy relationships with loved ones because of being too "open and honest." Just as a warning. :)

    P.S. Good call on the no-car payments bit. I think car loans have to be one of the worst loans out there because before long, you owe more on it than it's worth! Terrible spot to be in, especially if you get in an accident or something goes out on it. Then you're paying for the car AND paying for fixes! :( However, getting a used car has always worked out great for my family... My car was a 5-year-old used car with 60,000 miles that we got for around $5,000. All the features. The only real problems I've ever faced with it are the typical things wearing out because it's at 120,000+ miles. So you could get something decent used! Make sure it has few previous owners and you know a good history of the car. It'd be even better if you could buy it from someone you know!


    1. Thanks Justina. I'm not going to be incredibly open, don't worry! More just life happenings that don't involve people that could get hurt in any way. I'm not about to bash people, but it would be nice to share some frustrations, like the car problems. I hope we can find a car soon! Thanks for the advice. I'd like to find one from someone we know, but unfortunately that's not happening right now. :(

  5. You go girl, get those problems out there! I know for me, the posts where I vent and complain about the REAL stuff, the hard stuff, are the posts where I get the most support from my readers. They'll flood with comments that lift my spirit and make me feel better. That's what I love most about blogging, that support from my readers :)
    Found you one the blogworking hop and glad I did :) I'm a teacher too (who also had a tough time on the job market, and only worked for one year, and not even in my own classroom...the only job I could get was basically as a full-time on site tutor for the kids testing under grade level standards) but now I am a mommy. Which is way more fun :)


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