Monday, March 2, 2015

Blog No Real

You may have noticed that we have tried and failed to maintain this blog several times over the last few years.  There is, I believe, a reason for this.  We have been trying to live up to the unrealistic expectations that blogs all over the internet are creating.  If you look around, you'll see a lot of beautifully dressed and well-poised people creating perfect crafts and artfully sculpted foods.  These things are lovely, but they are not real.

Obviously, we know that these photos are the result of a lot of time and effort, but we didn't know just how MUCH time and effort until we attempted to do it ourselves.  We ended up grumpy and covered in glue, staring down a pile of balloons and string that were supposed to be an art project.  I think this was when we both realized that this was not sustainable.  It speaks of a much bigger societal problem, where we will never feel fulfilled because we'll never live up to the perfection presented to us.

I'm sure there are tons of people out there who really enjoy and care about coming up with pretty crafts and delicious food all day long, but it's not us.  Don't despair, though - we're not giving up on this blog.

Instead, we've decided to shift the focus.  Instead of wracking our brains trying to come up with content, we're going to just write about things that we're actually doing.  Instead of making weird and useless crafts, we'll make things we actually like.  We'll blog about stuff we care about.  If we're struggling with something, we'll talk about it.  Life is imperfect and we intend to embrace it.

So if you want to see two sisters doing dumb stuff and blogging honestly about it, this is probably the place for you.