There's a general consensus (at least among the people who are talking to me about it) that there's a difference between our "Sunday selves" and our "Monday through Saturday selves". OK, the word "selves" is starting to look weird because I've now used it far too often in a short period. Carrying on regardless.
So this is what I'd like to write about, and talk about, and encourage conversation about. I want to be the person God created me to be, and that includes honoring who I am in this moment, whatever that looks like. Sometimes that includes some salty language and ugly crying. Sometimes that includes an adult beverage and feeling sorry for myself. Much of the time it SHOULD involve a little more time on my knees or on my face at the foot of the throne of the King above all kings, but I'm trying really hard to stop "shoulding" all over myself.
Being the same, inside and out, through and through, consistently, is, to me, the very definition of integrity. If that means that I have to be transparent about what I'm going through so that people really can see that the struggle within me is the actual struggle du jour (and hey, it changes pretty frequently, if I'm being honest, which is, after all, the POINT), then so be it. Sunday through Sunday.
So I want to talk about what REAL really looks like. I want to talk about INTEGRITY. Some of the conversation is likely to be about what the opposite of those things are so we can identify them and learn to recognize them so we can choose to avoid them, but a bitch-fest is NOT the point here. (And yes, that WAS some salty language in there, so if "bitch-fest" offends you, then either you're in the wrong place or you're about to be challenged by my choices.)