perception vs. reality

Isn’t it great?  Everyday we post these amazing pictures of everything from our smiling children with the perfect lighting (or filters), our fabulous dinners, and our perfectly clean homes.

The reality is – it is not that way 90% of the time around here – and yet, it is perfect.

Nothing more exemplifies this than the recent magazine issue for Creative Spaces Vol. 3.

My room looks so beautiful, light, and airy… when in reality today it looks like arts and crafts threw up all over it.

And that is just my craft room.

My bathrooms need to be cleaned – desperately.  (I live with three boys.  Three.)

My bed hasn’t been made in several days and the laundry is piling up in my bedroom.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg.  We won’t discuss the kitchen, the closets, or the “storage room” in the basement.

Anyway, it is important in all aspects of life – not just our digital and home lives, but our personal and emotional lives as well – that there is reality and perception.

Be real.  Accept real.  Perception is too hard to maintain when it is not authentic.

creative spaces volume 3 craft room mess

Dwell in the real.


perception vs. reality — 3 Comments

  1. My dear, your work area looks spotless compared to mine. Remember, creative minds are seldom tidy. Keep the mess going – it makes great things happen.

  2. I thought I was the only one who had a workbench that looked like the city dump.I’ll try to send you a picture. I always felt that the final result was more important than its birth place.

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