Things I Am Afraid To Tell You

Thing's I am afraid to tell you

I saw this awesome post by Amanda Genther, a brilliant young entrepreneur  who wrote a post about everything behind the scenes of her blog that isn’t pretty and staged. It was a post that started with one blogger who was sick of the fake blogging world where everything is staged, pretty, and makes everyone else feel like they should have  put together dinners, perfectly designed houses, and 1 year old birthday cakes that would put Cake Wars to shame.  Pinterest always makes me feel that way. I can’t believe what some moms pull off.  If you want to read the long string of posts to make you know you aren’t the only one that doesn’t have it put together all the time, check them out here.

So I thought I would join in and give you the lowdown on all of my crazy irrational fears and flaws.

 I am totally human:).  I’m sure your shocked, lol.

Things I Am Afraid To Tell You :

1. I am a horrible writer. I am sure you are not shocked by this news! I actually don’t love to write, I misspell words, I don’t use proper punctuation, and worry about all of that stuff. I am human and make mistakes, like A LOT of mistakes! This stops me from writing all of the posts that I have in my head.  That is why I don’t post as often as I would like.

2. I am a worrier. I never knew this about myself until I started doing this blog, and cooking classes. In general I am pretty carefree, but this is one topic I care a lot about. I want people to feel like eating healthier is doable, realistic, and so I worry about what I post. Here are my crazy irrational thoughts…. “What if people don’t like the recipe? What if I offend so and so by putting something with meat on my blog (which for the record I am not vegetarian (here I go, I am putting parenthesis inside of parenthesis – I do eat a lot of meatless meals but we also eat meat too)) What if the ingredients are hard for people to find? Is it too hard-core healthy? Not healthy enough? Blah, blah, blah!” When I voice these fears to my husband, he tells me to quit being a girl ha,ha. Which usually snaps me out of it, or makes me mad – one of the two-depending on the time of the month. Anyway, I decided that if my tag line is real people, I am going to give it to you real. What we eat, what I know, and not worry about all of that stuff.

3. I don’t always have a perfectly put together meal on the table. I am sure again you aren’t shocked by that fact. But a lot of times I am pulling together dinner last minute, especially with Scotty traveling so much, I am just winging it. Actually I will tell you what has saved me. I have been following the meal plans in my program. It has helped me a TON, to not just feed my kids quesadillas (I do add in black beans, a good tortilla, and on a really good day some quinoa to the mix). Although they would probably love that.

4. I don’t always eat healthy stuff. WHAT? What a poser! I am human and sometimes I just love me some Neilson’s Frozen Custard, Nutella, or a good dose of chocolate… preferably with peanut butter. I eat chocolate chips by the handful, right out of the bag, on those crappy days, and let’s be honest, the not so crappy days too, and if I really want a treat but am to lazy to make anything I get a spoonful of peanut butter top it with chocolate chips and eat that. I want to enjoy life, and not overly obsess about what I eat being perfect. I think the 80/20 rule makes it realistic to live life and eat healthy too. The cool thing about eating good food is that it makes you crave more good food, and your taste buds really do change.

5. I was scared to death to open up my program!! I love talking, you might have noticed on this blog. I love to meet people, and I love to teach. So I don’t know why creating and putting a program out there was SO incredibly scary. I think because the whole thing was so new to me. Learning how to communicate with coders, who are awesome by the way, in Pakistan proved to be a bit challenging, and getting myself organized. I was in tears the week of launching it and almost pulled the plug (I promise I am not super emotional all the time)! Yes, balling like a baby – I know so dramatic!! Thankfully my hubby is super sweet and knew not to tell me I was being a girl in that moment! It scared. me. to. death.  But I am so glad I pushed past my fears and did it anyway, because it has been amazing. I am learning a TON from the ladies in the private Facebook group and it is so much fun to have a cool community of awesome moms all trying to do their best to feed their kids good healthy food.

6. I am crazy forgetful. In fact I have even forgotten Isaiah’s shoes going somewhere before.

Now that I have gotten my fears out on the table, and made them public, maybe I can actually start posting and not worry about this, or that.

Sorry for the long rant, and lack of anything useful to you.

Thanks for reading, thanks for caring, and thanks for putting up with my crazy irrational fears! I really do appreciate you and would love to hear from you all more!!

What scares you? Because sharing is fun!!

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10 Responses to Things I Am Afraid To Tell You

  1. Robin says:

    Loved, loved, loved reading this! I’m so glad you didn’t pull the plug on this fabulous program. And yes we are all human, It makes me feel like posting something like this on my blog.
    Which one of my crazynesses (I know not a word… using it anyway) is having a photo of myself on my blog that is about 4 years old because I’ve gained quite a bit more weight and am afraid to post a “real” photo of me. I’m also not a writer and punctuater, I’m thankful for spell check but it doesn’t help me with the punctuation.
    Thanks for sharing Desi 🙂

    • admin says:

      Oh your the best Robin!! I have LOVED doing the program too!!! I am so happy you are a part of it! Doesn’t it feel nice just to put it all out on the table? You should do a post, it is kind of liberating :).

  2. Alisha says:

    You’re wonderful just the way you are. Love your blog. Thanks for all your hard work!

  3. Kristi says:

    I heart the crap outta this post! You’re awesome! And you’re a great writer. Legit! 😉

  4. Marianne says:

    Love your blog! And to be honest it does make me feel a little better you eat chocolate chips out of the bag…cause I do it too! 😉 Thanks for all your work to do this blog, I don’t know what I’d do without it.

    • admin says:

      Hi Marianne! Thanks so much for saying hi and your kind words, they made my day!! I am so glad we can be chocolate chip buddies.

  5. Emily says:

    I love your blog and I love this post! The recipes and photos you have on here are so awesome but it’s good to know that you really are human and don’t eat healthy ALL the time! I recently received your free meal plan and I’m excited about trying out some of the meals. Keep up the good work!
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    • admin says:

      Hi Emily! Thanks! I know isn’t nice we ALL are human!!! I am so happy you said hi! Have fun with the meal plan.

  6. Jenn says:

    Thanks for that! It’s good to know that we are all in the same boat. Btw- in my prechildren days (about 2 1/2 years ago) I was a successful coder, or as my résumé describes me website developer; If you ever need any help please don’t hesitate to contact me, I love what you are doing here and would feel honored to be able to contribute in any way I could. Thanks again

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