It's always been super hard for me to keep my closet clean.  Between busy days, work, schedules and let's be honest, a little laziness, there always seems to be a pile of clean clothes stacked in my closet.  Those days when I can't find anything to wear, to those times when nothing comes together right to those moments I toss clothes aside vowing to put them up later.  It all equals to a small closet stacked with clothes.
But here's another thing about me.  I can't stand a messy house.  I can't relax, watch tv, read, scroll the internet or even cuddle my cat if there are dishes in the sink or clothes in the washer.  Everything has to be clean and spotless with a candle lit in the background before I sit.  Everything that is, except for my closet.
I realized something though.. no one hardly goes in my room, much less my closet.  No one sees the pile of mess because it's kept in a room no one hardly goes into, except for myself.
And then one day, it hit me.  Appearances.  The parts of the house that people will see, I keep clean and spotless, but the areas that are often overlooked are neglected.
Kind of like us humans.  We hide our mess and put on facades and faces for the world.  We all do it.  There is always a piece of us that we never share with just anyone.  Few people get to see the nitty gritty reality of our lives because we work so hard to keep up appearances of perfection.
I wear makeup to hide the blemishes I notice on my face.  I contour my nose because I've always thought it was a little too big.  I fluff my hair every morning because I don't want people to see the natural, straight hair I have.
We use social media to show the good times in our life, rarely showing that one moment when you're stuck in a depression rut or crying in the car by yourself.
It's all appearances and we've all got a messy closet somewhere.
This is not an anti-social media post or anti-makeup post.  And I'm not saying we should go out and share our troubles with everyone we meet.  But I do think there should be honesty.  If someone who cares about you asks you how you're doing and you're having a bad day, tell the truth.  Be brief if you want, but be honest.  Personally, I'm a very introverted/private person and I rarely share my troubles or problems with just anyone, but I do think that honesty is so important.  God isn't fooled by our appearances of perfection and I don't think we should try to fool others.  Life is messy, definitely isn't perfect and some of us carry troubles and heartaches day to day.  But let's try and be a little more honest in our daily lives and always try to lift each other's load. <3

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