Real is the new  beautiful.



Many of you who know me, know that I am a {recovering} people pleaser.

Over the course of my life, I’ve perfected the “art” of being whoever YOU want me to be.

It’s compulsion that I hard work to break every. single. day.

So last year at about this time, I wrote a blog post about my 7 year struggle with an anxiety disorder. {Link here} I was pregnant with my second baby and my anxiety was off the charts. I was in counseling weekly and was discovering so many underlying lies that I had believed forever.

Like that my disorder should stay hidden from the world.

One day, fed up with pretending like I’m always “okay” {whatever that really even means!}, I put it all out there and posted about my struggle.

I hit “publish” on my website and BAM…


People always thank me for being “so real” on my blog or on Facebook or even when I tell them about my story in real life.

But you know what’s crazy? This open, honest, real,vulnerable thing I’m learning to do…makes me feel beautiful.

Like God has opened the floodgates of healing and He wants me to spread the message of healing to all of YOU ladies in my life as well. Healing and real-ness isn’t just for me. It’s for all of His Kingdom Beauties. 

They say “secrets make you sick” and it’s SO STINKING TRUE. I get physically ill when I’m in my mode of acting “okay” but I’m really crying on the inside. No joke. But when I pull myself out of the pity-pot, swallow my pride and TELL people that I’m struggling and ASK for prayer or advice…I can literally feel the weight of the world lift off of my shoulders.

And that, my friends…is a beautiful feeling. 



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4 comments on “Real is the new beautiful.
  1. Jill Barlow says:

    I am real on my blog too! I think it’s the only way to live, period! Congratulations on stepping out of your comfort zone and getting help!

  2. Cassandra says:

    I Love real! I think realness sets people free, self and others. There is such freedom in that!

  3. Congratulations! I, too, felt free and empowered when I stopped acting fake and started being open and honest about my shortcomings. It not only made me feel better, but also resulted in some awesome connections and respect from folks who suffered in silence with similar issues. Great stuff!

  4. kayla says:

    great post , I can relate to this journey a lot. it’s odd how hard it can be sometimes to just be your own true self. but when you do, it’s oh so liberating ♡

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