Joining the Confession

November 7, 2011

Recently Ashley wrote a post listing all the things she doesn’t do in order to highlight the fact that she’s an imperfect human, just like all of us, because it’s so easy to get caught up in jealousy in the blog world where you only see what other people want you to see.

Since then I’ve seen a bunch of other people follow her lead, which I think is awesome. I’m here to make my own confessions. I’m so not perfect, don’t have it all together, and there are a bunch of areas that I want to improve. BUT, I’m happy with my life and I like myself. I hope you do, too. (Like YOURSELF. I hope you like me too, but that’s not what I meant.)


I don’t walk our dogs, hardly ever.

I barely cook anymore. We eat packaged foods or shamelessly invite ourselves to dinner at our parents’ house. (I wonder how long I will use “new baby” as an excuse?)

I sometimes let Meredith cry when I’m trying to finish getting something done.

I don’t always give my husband the attention that he wants and needs.

I’m not interested in makeup, and I hardly ever buy new clothes.

I haven’t exercised since halfway through my pregnancy.

I don’t eat a lot of vegetables, and I do eat my favorite three C’s: chocolate, cheese, and carbs.

I don’t floss.

I can’t break my paper towel habit.

Sometimes if I find a mess made by the dogs in the morning when I’m in a rush I won’t clean it up until later.

I’m not good at creative or personal gifts.

Our house is covered in a thin layer of dog hair. And the windowsills are chewed, as is the rug, the carpet, and the coffee table. Only a couple rooms are “finished” and the backyard is a disaster.


And to be honest, there are other things that I’m too embarrassed to mention publicly! But I think it’s time we all make our confessions. What are yours?

Posted in: personal, me

Comments on Joining the Confession

  1. 1

    From Lisa:

    The paper towel habit! My paper towel habit is out of control.

    I think you can use the new baby excuse for around ten years. I’m hoping, at least! ;-)

  2. 2

    From kapachino:

    At one time I set a goal for myself to quit using paper towels, but I hardly even tried. Now I just don’t even want to!

  3. 3

    From Stephany:

    I don’t floss either. I don’t think I’ve ever been a regular flosser.

    It was fun reading these! It’s been funny to see how much I have in common with other people’s imperfections. :)

  4. 4

    From Sarah:

    I don’t clean my baseboards, don’t scrub my shower, stand outside to make phone calls since Kate screams so loud when I’m on the phone, I can’t hear the person talking, never wash my windows!

  5. 5

    From kapachino:

    Oooh, I don’t scrub my shower either! Good one!

  6. 6

    From Becky:

    Love this post! Isn’t it so freeing?!

  7. 7

    From Jen:

    It doesn’t matter how often I vacuum, there will always be dog hair in my house. Ugh!

    It’s good to know I’m not the only one leading an imperfect life. Sometimes, reading all my blogs, I start to feel like I’m a loser. haha .. But the reality is, we all post about the good things.

    Thank you for doing this!

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