I was just thinking about how often we hide parts of ourselves from the world, especially when we hold ourselves to a high standard. As a mother, I am constantly holding myself to a standard I could never achieve. If I could put down the top 3 things I often feel guilty about it would be:
1. Showing my anger in front of my kids (especially when they push me to my limit).
2. Allowing my children to watch shows and movies (even when it is a little bit, I feel guilty).
3. Feeding my kids foods that are processed because I know they will eat it.
I'm not saying that we live out of boxed foods, that they watch tv all day long, or that I walk around my house yelling at my kids (not that I haven't had my share of those moments). I feel it is important that I put myself out there for you and for myself. Part of building a community is by allowing ourselves to show our weaknesses as well as our strengths. I believe through our most vulnerable moments, we can deeply connect to others and be filled spiritually.
I want to start a regular blog post where we can post our guilt all in one place. Let down your guard and take a real moment for yourself and for this community. Through all our imperfections, we will see that we don't all have the answers and that we make similar mistakes.
These confessions can be related to motherhood, green living, spousal relationships, work relationships, personal failures or ANYTHING! Post anonymously or post your identity, it doesn't matter. All that matters is that you are real and you support each other.
Are you up for the challenge?
Peace and love,
Jen Starks, Owner www.ecologicalbabies.com firstname.lastname@example.org