“My life needs editing” – Mort Sahl
I recently read a blog post about your online life verses your offline life. It got me thinking, everything I post, most bloggers post, is an edited version of their life.
I sit down. I write. I delete. I rewrite. I delete again. Write some more. And then somehow through it all I have this much edited version of my life.
When I started this little hobby of mine, I didn’t think anyone would read. It was a space for me to write, post pictures, document things. I found my “writing” voice. People started reading; I made so many online friends. This little hobby has grown into something so much more than I ever thought it would. People actually cared what I was saying – which was so crazy to me. But with this I cared about what I was putting into the blogosphere. This is my edited life.
I don’t show you the 100 pictures I make Jamie pose for so I can upload one decent one
I don’t show pictures where I look like I have 90 chins and a lazy eye.
I don’t tell you how before a ‘super awesome’ day, Jamie and I had a disagreement over something trivial which chances are I blew up and made a bigger deal about.
I don’t tell you how Jamie gets frustrated with me for “slamming doors” and I can angry because I don’t nor do I see what the issue is.
I didn’t tell you how before I got a job, I didn’t get dressed until 3:00 every day.
I don’t tell you how it can take me 7 tries to park my car, and how there has been a handful of times I have had strangers help me parallel park.
I don’t tell you how a spend most of my nights in bed early reading a book, and that 10 PM on a Friday is late for me.
I don’t tell you that I am not as nearly as exciting in real life than I am online.
I don’t tell you that I am really not that funny. One comment I constantly get is how funny I am – I really am not. Ask my mother.
I don’t tell you half of what really ever happens. I give the glorified or “funny” version of the truth. I do not use this space to spread negative thoughts, bitchy side, or imperfections. The edited version is the one which I want to look back on, laugh at, and remember why I started this blog in the first place. A place to remember all the good things, the laughs, the memories.
So this is me. This is Jules. This is my edited life.