Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday Truths

Having been blogging for a while now, I can't help but wonder what some of my favorite bloggers are like in real life. From their posts, Instagram photos and Facebook posts, they seem pretty perfect. Almost so perfect that I don't know if we would be friends in real life. 

I sometimes wonder if the person ya'll think I am here is the same person you would meet in real life. And I would like to think so. Because let's face it...
I use far too much foul language. So much so that girlfriends and I use certain Emoji in place of curse words. I can't tell you how many times I have tired to dial back the language I use, attempt to be a little more refined but it. is. just. so. DAMN. hard. Oops! See... it happens and I don't even realize. Since Connor was born, especially now that he is a talker, I can tell I curse much less than ever before but I'm no where close to where I'd like to be.

I'm really judgmental and opinionated. I have been my whole life and frankly, I have no right to be. Lord knows I have plenty ya'll could judge me on. It's embarrassing to admit but I'm more than aware of it and work on judging less and keeping my mouth shut more on a daily basis.

I don't have an inside voice. It's part of my DNA. Find me a Hensley with an inside voice and I can guarantee they are either a) married into the family or b) the black sheep of the family. We are just loud people.

Curse like a sailor? Check
Willing to share thoughts and opinions on others? Check
Inability to speak quietly? Check
Simply put, it's best to keep me off of speaker phone!

Please tell me I'm not the only one who has obvious flaws that are tough to tackle?

29 comments:

  1. I often wonder the same thing! I think we are all human and we all struggle with the "obvious flaws." It's who we are though and I refuse to be someone different on my blog, than I am in real life. So they'll get curse words and all! Cute post!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am me. Online or in real life. Hope you stink around!

      Delete
  2. It might be a Buckeye thing! I am the same way. I was an elementary teacher for 12 years before working from home and it was tough to keep the curse words in, especially when one of the little brats...I mean kids really pissed me off! :) I kept the bad words in all day and just exploded at night. We all have our flaws and it makes us who we are.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're a fellow Buckeye? I often blame my use of foul language on my Yankee blood!

      Delete
  3. This post was great! It's perfectly normal to have some flaws, everyone has them. They can be a bit of a struggle, especially as circumstances in your life change, and you have to change with them. It's great to be truthful about the difference between your blog self/real self. Even if we try to be as similar as possible there is always going to be a bit of a difference.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Admittedly, I keep some of the real me off line. I don't want to say or do something that would hurt someone's feelings. I'm not that bad of a person! I do have limits ;)

      Delete
  4. Where do I start! I am a control freak, a yeller, high maintenance, messy, and I could go on and on. I think it is important to be who you are on your blog and in life in general. As long as you are not hurting others along the way, I say let your light shine!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Love it! We are a lot alike with one exception. Messy... that's not me!

      Delete
  5. We are seriously the same person. I was nodding my head to everything you just wrote.
    My *husband* scolds *me* for my choice words. Shouldn't it be the other way around? Whoops….

    ReplyDelete
  6. I totally thought you would be a quiet, calm mannered, shy person! I love that you're not! I think a lot of us bloggers censor ourselves *too* much, afraid we'll turn people off. It's good to be censored some, for sure, but I def hold back way more on my blog than I do with my friends. Maybe I should change that? :) I loved this post! Made me like you even more than I did before!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh Erin! Too funny. I can be in certain settings! Glad you like me more! I need to check out your blog because if we are similar, we need to connect!

      Delete
  7. swearing and judging?! sign me up! I knew I liked you :) No seriously I'm so lucky Callie's first words weren't the 7 words you can't say on Tv!

    ReplyDelete
  8. You are too funny. I agree, people in blogs do seem fake and too perfect... I write for a "family friendly" blog... so, no naughty words for me - BUT, trust me, in real life -I have my share of things I can improve...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't want to be crude so I don't use too many curse words in my blog posts but I let small, harmless ones slip from time to time.

      Delete
  9. Well, I don't curse; but my kitchen is a wreck at the moment and clothes are unfolded. I took a picture of the inside of my refrigerator before I cleaned it and put it on my FB page. Another blogger was appalled, so I guess her house looks like what we see on blogs.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The refrigerator judge would not survive in my house this week.

      Delete
  10. Amen girl. Don't put me on speaker phone either. You never know what you will get.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am the same way. People need to learn!

      Delete
  11. I think a lot of bloggers censor themselves quite a bit and that makes it REALLY hard to figure out the real them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't want to come across harsh and foul because that's not me at all but I do censor some because I don't want to drive away folks that aren't as blunt as me.

      Delete
  12. So I'm a bit behind on my bloglovin feed and just came across this post and... LOVE IT. Amen sister! I am the same. We should be friends in real life. I should not admit this on the internet but I often get told to "shhhh, you're talking too loud" at work when I am talking smack on something/someone. And probably accidentally throw out an f bomb in there too. I can't help it! Call it passionate maybe? I talk so loud that I was talking to someone in my office the other day and someone down the hall called to give me the answer to the question I asked! Ha!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for commenting on today's post. I reply to comments via Disqus so if you are curious as to what I may have to say in response to your message, just visit this post and check your comment. -- xo, Stephanie