Every week, we’re participating in #totalhonestytuesday, sharing the things we’d usually keep off of social media, and giving a little more insight into our real (and very un-perfect) lives. Hopefully, in doing this, we can all feel a little less pressure to appear a certain way online, and remember that everyone around us is much more than just the highlight reel we normally see.
And every Wednesday, we’re collecting stories shared on the hashtag here, so we can read them together and start our mid-week mornings with a little honesty.
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#totalhonestytuesday I have no idea what I want to do career wise. I'm constantly questioning my work in the TV world. My first job in casting was on abc family's StartupU as a casting assistant working for someone I never met, someone who hired me over the phone and took a chance on me, and most importantly someone who would end up being one of my good friends and one of the most compassionate and genuinely beautiful people inside and out. Maybe casting isn't my forever, but it definitely is my 'for now' and I'm so grateful I've been able to meet amazing people that will be in my life long after the show ends. I have no idea what's next, in the industry or out, here or somewhere else! And that is terrifying! But it's also normal. And it's gonna be alright.
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4 days til that #engagement ring has a #wedding band with it. I'm not stressed about the flowers being perfect or my dress fitting on Saturday. I am stressed about leaving my job for 6 business days. I am struggling with the idea of a (much needed) vacation/honeymoon with zero connection to my job. Fingers crossed I can let those thoughts go & focus on my wedding & honeymoon. #totalhonestytuesday #vanhooservows #careerdriven | 242/365
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it's so easy to get caught up in perception instead of reality & that's why social media scares me. i see things constantly that seem too personal to share & moments that shouldn't be interrupted. i know i'm guilty of it too. on the other hand, i see how social media can foster connections. there's opportunities i've been given purely because the internet exists. i don't know exactly what i'm trying to say…but this thought started a few days ago after seeing this sunflower growing wild outside the yoga studio. i thought about taking a picture of it & then decided to just let it be. tonight, though, i took a picture of it because i don't want to forget the way the evening light hits it. so i guess this is all a balance like anything else. there are things to be shared & things to be kept sacred. #totalhonestytuesday #sunflowerstate
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I'm 31 today. Instead of celebrating, I have decided to collapse on my deck under this umbrella like a useless blob, getting way too angry at the tree above for the constant downpour of tiny pine needles that always get stuck in my hair. #birthdaypittyparty #totalhonestytuesday
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I turn 24 next week and I just spent money on a full skin care routine for the first time ever in my life. Trying to work on the whole not covering my face with makeup everyday thing and I'm hoping this will help but also I just wanted to feel more like an adult, which is an automatic side benefit of buying Olay overnight firming creme. Right? #totalhonestytuesday
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Well, here comes a #totalhonestytuesday with a completely unrelated photo of hydrangea leaves with rain on them. This Tuesday, I would like to be totally honest about my senior photos. High school was quite a while ago, but every fall I feel this pang of regret when I see professional photos of happy seniors in pretty locations. When I was a senior, I was self conscious and I had just recently started up photography, so I thought I would do them myself. I had no idea how to take a self-portrait! Half of them were blurry. I believe it's super important to hire a professional photographer for senior photos, for memories, graduation invites, and also so you don't hit your early twenties and feel loads of regret for not wanting to get in front of a camera! (PS, this post is mostly a cry for help for my fellow photographers. I think I need some portraits!) #vsco #seniors #seniorpictures #seniorportraits #photography #photographer #washington #ellensburg #pacificnorthwest #upperleftusa #pnw #canon #100mm #macro #lifestylephotography #lifestylephotographer
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@bernie_yoga tagged me to #stopdropandyoga ….the truth is, Clementine and I are both having a bit of a rough (ruff) day. She's under the weather, and I lost my keys (😡😡😡here's hoping they're at @villageyogachicago and NOT under the seat on the CTA…) So we are working together to enjoy the #therapeutic benefits of a #forwardfold and a #pedicure (or as I like to call it, a #puppicure ) #baddhakonasana #yoga #sdy #hipopener #totalhonestytuesday #grumpy
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This is my #totalhonestytuesday this is what my skin has been like for the past month. I have eczema all around my eyes and on my hands and it sucks. I've had eczema on and off since I was a wee baby but in the past six years it has become downright painful. My skin flakes and becomes very swollen. It hurts a lot. People sometimes refuse to touch me, especially at my job. I've had people ask if it is contagious. It is not. People tell me to try on cure or another. I've tried everything. I it coconut oil on my face, drink 10 cups of water a day, etc. nothing helps. Anyway I'm trying really hard not to feel shitty about myself.
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I often feel nostalgic for my sorority years, even though I didn't graduate with letters. Zeta was such a great thing for me, and connected me to some women who are still my best friends. (PS- this picture is from 2008! After I was officially initiated 👑) #WhyIChoseZTA #totalhonestytuesday
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For this week's #TotalHonestyTuesday… I have the worst anxiety about returning phone calls. Something about having someone waiting on me for anything work related causes me to panic and avoid until I can't ignore it any longer. There's no rational reason behind this procrastination, but it's something I'm working on overcoming… Considering I need to in order to effectively do my job.
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Share your own honesty next week, and join the conversation.