I hope I am never the blogger that everyone thinks I have it all together, and the advice or encouragement I give, I always follow. 
Most times I am writing for myself!
Now, let me rephrase that: I do try to follow my own advice, but sometimes it doesn't happen. 
For instance, my post "be you." 
I love that post and agree with it wholeheartedly, but I don't always try to be myself, I worry (too much actually) about what others think of me, and I am often self-conscious. 
Now you say, "Well, don't we all do that?"
YES! Yes we do. 

But I don't want anyone to think that I am perfect in any way shape or form in the things I write about. 

I am a mess of a person. 
I am a jigsaw puzzle that God is slowly putting together to create the masterpiece that is far from finished. 
I am imperfect, and quite perfect at being so. 
I am not always joyful. 
I have a bad attitude more than I should. 
I don't pray as much as I should. 
And I really need to spend more time in the Word. 
I'm always working on something.
And more times than not I'm working on more than one thing.
Life isn't always rosy. 
Just because I write about how much I love finding beauty in simplistic things, doesn't mean that I always want to find it. 
I don't always want to live every moment to it's fullest. 
And sometimes I just can't wait for the day to end so I can go to bed and chill out and then start fresh.
I am striving to be a better person, and to please my God so much that he can say, "I delight in you."
But sometimes, it's really hard and I feel like I can't ever achieve that. 
I have plenty of bad days. 
I get in trouble. (wow are you shocked?!)
There are times where I don't even want to get out of bed and like, try life. Yep.
I'm not always productive with my days. 
Some days I just sit around and watch HGTV all day with my family. 
I'm behind in math. 
I get my feelings hurt easily. 
When my friends come over we hardly ever do "Instagram worthy" things. 
And even if we do, ha you weren't there and it's totally not as cool as you think. 
I don't look cute everyday.
Ultimately, I'm just a flawed human being just like everyone else.

So don't think for one single second that I have it all together. 
Big. Fat. Lie.
But that's okay...
It's okay to be honest with each other and say, "Look. I'm messed up sometimes. But let's encourage each other and pray for God to help us be better k?"
I just felt like I should be straight up honest with you all today.

much love, 
aaliyah xx


  1. That is a very truthful song. Great post, we are all so imperfect.
    God Bless,

    1. Thank you so much!
      God bless you too :)

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    1. Thank you Liv! I love YOU! Your comments always mean the world.

  3. I was just thinking about this today Aaliyah, and what I want my image to be vs what i actually am, and how to balance those feelings.
    Job well done! :)


    1. Thank you so much! It's so hard to balance that. Hopefully this post gives some clarity to the imperfect mess of a human I am :)


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