Do you ever feel, like me, as though you’re faking it? And no ladies, I’m not talking about between the sheets (that’s a blog for another time!), I’m talking about in life.
Every day we see these shiny Instagram feeds, glossy Facebook profiles, mum boss’s parading their polished lives across social media. How much of it is real? Believe me, we are all the same. Each one of us is knee deep in the same mound of washing, having the same family arguments, wearing the same faded underwear, conversing over the same old thing of escaping the grind, school shoes and shitty bills! And what we all have in common is that we are all pretty much faking it.
How much of life have we really got to grips with? How many balls are we juggling without dropping he occasional one? Surely that beautiful looking family at the school gates, you know the glamorous mum with perfect hair, well mannered kids, dog, high powered job…surely she isn’t that supermum/ superboss/ superwife ALL the fricken time? Nope! Just like you and I and every tom, dick and Harry, she’s just about made it to school by the skin of her teeth, had 2 tantrums on her way (and that’s not even the kids), left the breakfast dishes out and is sweating profusely under that stylish Cos coat!
Do you ever make it to the end of the day and ask yourself ‘how the hell did I get through that?’ How are we ticking off all the lists, having fingers in all the pies, making it to the evening with children alive and well, the house in one piece (almost)…these are the questions I ask myself every day. It’s all about Faking it. We’re all doing it and it’s OK.
I often have no idea half the time as to what I’m doing, where I’m going or how to do it. I’m simply winging it. Winging how to be a good human, how to be a good friend, how to be a good wife, how to be a good mother. I don’t have the answers, I’m not superhuman and I certainly don’t have my shit together as it may appear. I take a deep breath every morning, ask god for strength and kick arse with a great big SMILE across my face…all the while totally faking it ’til I make it!
by Laura xx