Monday, August 19, 2013

Imperfections


My car is missing all 4 hubcaps, haha.

Sufferin' some blisters from cute shoes...

Occasionally I eat fast food - get over it!

If you're a blogger or an avid blog reader, you may notice that someone's life on a blog looks pretty damn perfect, right?  And we all know that just ain't the case! I've been thinking a lot about perfection lately and how we mortal beings will just never. ever. EVER reach it!  And it's cool, it's all good, your failures and weird little quirks make you interesting.  If that's the truth, then why worry, why hide your imperfections? So I've decided to start sharing some of mine. 

I'm particularly sensitive about that last one.  Being a yoga teacher who isn't absolutely obsessed with clean eating leaves me vulnerable to a bit of scrutiny.  People are so judgmental about what other people are eating, isn't that kind of laughable? If you're vegetarian or vegan I mean, good for you.  I understand & respect your cause.  But personally I'm an omnivore who just isn't willing to so greatly restrict what I eat, because while I enjoy cooking healthy meals, learning about nutrition, where our food comes from, eating intuitively, etc, I just can't live in such a strict way, and I think that's ok.  I know there's a lot wrong with the way the United States produces food and I do what I can as a consumer to combat these practices (remember my vegetable garden?).  And y'know hey if all fast food facilities shut down right now I'm cool with that, too.  I guess all I'm trying to say is this: don't use your diet as a way to make yourself feel more superior to others because there is no perfect health.  We're all on the same path with the same fate, and as long as you feel good about what YOU are putting into your mouth, I wouldn't worry so much about what others choose.  Seem fair?

4 comments:

  1. I know this may sound silly, for some people, however I feel like my life is perfect. I have mental disorders, I have a LOT of anxiety, Jen and I have gone people and animals in our family dying, loss of an apartment and car and many jobs, dept and bankruptcy, a car accident (I was hit while walking) and more. So, yes. There are definitely issues that arise, and many of them stay with us. But the love I have in my life, the happiness, what we do daily, the big and small, etc. and even what makes us, us... that, to me, is perfect.

    I agree 100% on the whole "what you eat" thing. I'd love to be vegetarian, or vegan, but I am a meat eater. I love meats and cheeses, for example. I don't think I could give up steak in the Summer, or fondue in Winter. But for people who are vegetarian, or vegan? I think it's awesome! I think everyone needs a little support. <3

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  2. That is a really great outlook :) A blog is great place to focus on the positive things in life, it just seems kind of misleading to me sometimes. You don't always hear about the not-so-nice things happening in our lives. So I appreciate you sharing your troubles very much! I admire your optimism. I like that blogging communities are closely knit and we can share our feelings and be met with support and conversation, right?

    About the veg thing, I'm not trying to put those folks down, just letting them know that they can feel good about their choices and still let others feel good about their choices too, different that they may be. Just defending my meat-eating lifestyle because...well I feel it's my right to say that you can be a conscious, grateful, loving person no matter what you eat :)

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  3. I LOVE THIS POST! Eat that McDonald's girl!

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  4. I don't understand why people think that bloggers lives are perfect. Most never say that. They, however, simply share the positive side of life. Most people wouldn't be so interested in reading depressing blog posts, sad tweets, etc...you know? I think that thinking bloggers or even celebrities for that matter, live perfect picture lives is such a skewed interpretation of the persona we as bloggers put forth. I've been noticing this interpretation has been a huge trend lately and it's really puzzling to me! I'd much prefer to see the good than the super bad, ya' know?

    And I think that the whole judging of eating habits is HORRIBLE. I experience it first hand, I'm a vegetarian, my sister gluten free and we are in a family full of fast food/meat eaters/basic eaters. It's interesting the way people judge -- on both fronts, but you have the right mindset. Eat how you like, what makes you feel good, and do what you need/like to do to sustain yourself. Plus we're all guilty of our pleasures. I can totally get down on some McDonald's fries if I have to. The food industry is a whole other beast and it's gross and scary, but sometimes, it's okay to forget that.

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