Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Em-Life: Keeping Up Appearances Day 3

**For 1 Week (and only one week, thank goodness!) Emilee and Marquette attempted to live a life that matched up to Social Media Standards, mostly just to show what that could look like in real life and how ridiculous the idea is.New to the Keeping Up Appearances series? Start here to get the details on what all we are doing this week, read Day 1 of my journey here, and read Day 2 here. Enjoy!**

That's all I feel like saying today, but you all are here to see how my "Perfect" day went, so I have to say more.
Whoever told you being Pinterest Perfect is easy lied. They lied hard.
This is hard.
This is what I have to show today:

That's it.
That's all.
I did my morning routine stuff, read first thing in the morning, took the dog for a (little) walk, and washed my face. But for the entire day, this is what I accomplished. I put cupcake liners in my cup holders. They're not even the right cupcake holders lol
They are paper, because I couldn't find silicone ones and I feel like these will crap out before the end of the week.
*Update, it's the end of the week, and one totally crapped out. I threw it away and haven't replaced it yet. It's only a matter of time before his brother joins him in the throngs of trash-dom.*

 Oomph. It hurts.
If you haven't noticed yet, I am losing steam.
I worked another long shift today and was on feet alllllll day. I came home sat on the couch for a nano-second and woke up three hours later to my husband rubbing my feet and telling me he made dinner. The dishes were done, the dog was fed, walked, and happy, and there I sat in my own drool. Maybe he should be doing the challenge! lol 

Needless to say, today was a crap shoot. I literally didn't have the energy I needed for this today. I slept great the night before, ate good food, drank plenty of water, but my body/mind needed a break from feeling the need to constantly seek perfection.
Now I know why people in showbiz have to go to treatment centers for exhaustion. The feeling of constantly striving for perfection is utterly and completely exhausting, mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually etc. It is (for today) unattainable for me. My body gave out...AFTER THREE DAYS!

I am seriously feeling defeated today, but no matter I will get up and try again for tomorrow. We can do this!
Who's flippin' idea was this anyways?!

*Raises hand, "Guilty"*


  1. It's okay, really, not to be perfect. Who wants to anyway. I think you can only be perfect part of the time. Some of the time you can be ordinary, the rest, just bad.

    1. I totally agree with you, I love my imperfect life! It's just more fun that way! It's been interesting during this Keeping Up Appearances project how much pressure I have felt to "follow the rules" despite the rules just being what Marquette and I came up with. Social Media pressure is real, and that is what this project is all about, that none of us are perfect and how totally and completely ok that is.

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    1. I know right! I think I'll keep him ;)

  3. I agree with BlackKitty, that man is a keeper! Good for him. Also thank you for the lesson in using those silicone cupcake liners. I just bought a new car and didn't want those cup holders to get as yucky as they were in my old car and now I know how to keep them clean! I'm learning something new from you both every day!


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