May 8, 2012

Let's Get Real

Something has been weighing heavy on my heart lately.  That "something," is my intention of this blog and how it is portrayed.  I created this place back in 2010, not knowing at all what I was doing or getting myself into.  It has evolved just as my life has evolved and I enjoy having a place to share thoughts, inspiring words and beautiful photos (much like the one above).

I have never intended for this to be a "look at how great my life is" blog.  Although I do feel blessed in the life that God has given me, it is not perfect (duh)!  We all know that life can be messy and difficult, but I try my best to rise above the bad and focus on the good.  This is not something that always comes easily to me, so I have chosen Kelley Maria as a place to focus on the positive, beautiful and joyful aspects of life.  That is where I fear things could come off as me trying to portray myself  and my life as perfect.  I often wonder what someone's first impression of this place is.  Of course I want it to be all good things, but I truly want this to be a place of inspiration and joy.  Might be a bit easier said than done, but I promise to try my hardest for that to happen here.  

I am all about being real with people and I don't like to sugar coat.  I appreciate honesty and don't want to be an anonymous blogger who has a mysterious job that must be great based on the fabulous clothes she wears and the amazing vacations she takes.  If that is your jam, then more power to ya.  That is not me.  I don't have designer clothes and I don't own a private jet.  Were you under the impression that I did?  Sorry to disappoint. 

In my attempt to be more honest and real with those who stop by Kelley Maria, I started off by creating a brand spankin' new |ABOUT| me page.  Please take a moment to read it so that we can be on the same page!  Thank you to all who take time out of their day to stop by, leave a sweet comment or send an e-mail.  I am so appreciative of you all! 

10 comments:

  1. Nice post Kelley :) And I agree with you 100%! Nice 'About' me page too, I'm all for the girls who keep it real :) xxx

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  2. Just hoped over to your "about me" page. I appreciate your goal to keep it real, it's the only way to be in my book :) I've loved stopping by your blog & will continue to do so!

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  3. Totally agree. My first impression of your blog was that you had amazing taste and were really good at DIY projects! It's important, especially when you have a blog, to stay true to who you are and what's going on in your life. If your life is great, it's because you've worked hard to make it that way and we should never apologize for being blessed and loving life :)

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  4. thanks for keepin' it real kel! i find joy in your little part of the web world, so thanks for sharing with us and inspiring me to keep creating! loves.
    XO kait

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  5. I love it! I feel the same way girl. Being real and honest is what it's all about. I just checked out your wedding pics and omg you were such a beautiful bride!!

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  6. Love it!!!! I think we had the same bridesmaid dresses...same color and everything...J Crew?

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  7. I always lean toward blogs in which I get a sense that they're staying true to themselves. I feel a lot of bloggers try to fit in and just blog to get followers. I am glad that you have stayed true to yourself :)

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  8. Love your honesty Kelley and I have felt some of those same thoughts before too. Your about me page is wonderful (and you are so beautiful!) and just keep being true to yourself and people will continue to love following along! I think it's ok to love your life and think it is wonderful :) Keep enjoying Hawaii for us and have a great day! xo

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  9. Aw, Kel : ) I'm finally getting around to reading some of my favorite old blogs and this was a great one to start out on. Biiiiig congrats on your house by the way! So excited to see how it turns out, but also to hear about the process of you two making it your own : )

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  10. I just found your blog and I love it!

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