Thoughts from a 20-something stumbling through adulthood

What we see vs. what life actually is

This morning I worked out, meditated and made a delicious paleo breakfast, all before 8 a.m.

I could stop there, or go into a beautifully photographed, step-by-step look at how I made my Mexican spinach fried eggs. (Spoiler alert: They’re just fried eggs with hot sauce over spinach.)

But that’s not really how it was.

This morning (as with most mornings), I seriously considered going to the gym, swiping my card so I don’t get charged a no-show fee, getting back in my car and driving home to get an extra hour of sleep.

I’ve done that more times than I care to admit, but it doesn’t make the blog because it’s not a good look, right?

And my “delicious paleo breakfast”? I set off the fire alarm while making it. (The smoke point for olive oil is REAL low, FYI). So not as glamorous as it seems.

Mexican spinach fried eggs. Translation? Fried eggs on top of some spinach with hot sauce.

While my original statement wasn’t wrong exactly… It didn’t include the part about me frantically waving a dish towel at the ceiling. So it was a tiny bit misleading. 

And this happens to us ALL the time.

You see the filtered photo of the beach getaway, but don’t see the three flight delays it took to get there.

You see the gorgeous kitchen remodel, but don’t see the days of dust and thousands of dollars it took to make it happen.

You see the perfect Sunday brunch, but don’t see the tension between the people around the table. 

Sound familiar?

So this is your daily reminder: Not everything it as it seems. Honestly, nothing is. So when you get to work and realize your shirt is on backwards, you’re not alone.

Do you have any tips for beating blog/Instagram/Facebook envy? If so, I’d love to hear them!

Have a great start to your week,

-L