Don’t hide your vulnerabilities
It’s our instinct to hide the brushstrokes, put on a mask and tuck ourselves behind a facade. But not only is perfection an unrealistic representation of our day-to-day, it’s not compelling. We don’t love people despite their vulnerabilities, we love them because of them. These are the things that make us special, the things that make your family unique. Everyone has obstacles and challenges — it’s how we overcome them that’s unique. Don’t worry when your kids act like kids, your partner disagrees with you, or your mom starts crying. This is the beauty of it all.
And not just me. Trust your loved ones that are part of the story and trust the process. The more willing you are to share, the more true to life the work will become. When you tell your story with truth and transparency, this work won’t just be something you prop up on a shelf or share on your social media — this will be something that means the world to you. It will become a reflection of who you are, and looking back, a snapshot of who you really were in that fleeting moment.