So I did read Lauren’s Post about Keeping It Real, but it wasn’t until I saw Erin’s post that I was inspired to make one of my own. On a daily basis, I keep things pretty real. I think you guys probably see me dressed down often than dressed up. My hair color is ‘all natural’, which is really just because I can’t afford color and not because I don’t want it : ) I don’t wear make up often. I wear my hair curly (air dried) almost as often as straight. And you will mostly find me bra-less at home in soft pants rocking my 8 year old glasses.
I’m not judging anyone who does things differently. Partially, this is just the nature of my job that does not require me to be dressed in a suit, with perfected hair, and classy make up. Working as a pediatric therapist means that I can wear comfy khaki’s with a bright colored shirt, and funky socks. I have most holidays represented in socks, including Easter and Hanukkah. It’s not glamorous, but it’s just how I roll!
That being said, I do try to choose my more attractive ‘selfies’ for the blog. Is there anyone who doesn’t?
But the truth is, I have dark circles, my teeth aren’t white, gray hairs keep popping up (literally straight up), and rolls along my middle (those are probably my least favorite and I’d rather not talk about them further). Even from my pre blogger days, I have PLENTY of action Keeping It Real pictures on my computer. I spent some time searching through them and it was easy to find some raw (and embarrassing) photos that didn’t make the blog and I’m not exactly sure why I saved…it was harder to narrow down which ones to post.
Confession: I did find a few that were just too REAL to share, even with you my friends.
But in return, I will start with a throwback REAL (pre blow dryer) picture…
And in the spirit of Keeping It REAL…
This is the REAL Me…Training and Racing
And the worst (never before seen)…post Hot Yoga Sweat
This is the REAL Me…Loving Some Vitamin N (Nature)
This is the REAL Me… At Home
What is the REAL you???