If we have the courage to be who we truly are, to show others our beauty, and our scars, we are giving two gifts, one to them and one to us.
I often get told that I have “it all together”, and yet those who know me well can tell you a different story, I am just as real as anyone else. One friend said to me recently “I used to think you were one of those super organised mums, but I am so glad that you are actually not”, it made me laugh. I picked up another friend and her son to take them to a birthday party the other week, and the mum broke out into a big smile and then said, “your car is as messy as mine”! It is funny how we feel a sense of relief when we realise we are all so similar, that we all have things we are great at, and things we are not.
Life is ‘real’, and sharing the ‘real’ version of ourselves is so important. One of the reasons I started my Instagram Community called living fearlessly authentic was to help encourage people to share real moments in their lives. Happy, sad, messy, or gorgeous moments that make up our life! One of those real moments this week was so inspiring that I just had to share it with you! This passage below is a quote from a gorgeous blogging friend of mine Tor from Teacuptoria.co.uk . She shared this, and the photograph below, with me in my Living Fearlessly Authentic community this week.
“I have been inspired this week by an amazing young lady on “First Dates’ called Eve who removed her wig on a first date with a young man. She has guts and beauty from the inside as well as outside and has been such an inspiration for other alopecia sufferers struggling to be quite so brave. In a society obsessed with with looks and image, it’s a breath of fresh air to see someone, especially such a young woman, laying herself bare like that.
Thanks to ve & her proud mum for giving me a little bit of courage to put this picture up.”
Image credit @teacuptoria
Thank you Tor for always inspiring me. Tor also draws amazingly, and gave me this gift (that I am sure most of you will recognise) quite a while ago and I still adore it, thanks beautiful!
“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.”
~ Emma Stone
And now time to share with you my other favourites from this weeks Instagram Hashtag
Top Left was shared by @the_mum_project
Top Right was shared by @beautybabyandme
Bottom Left was shared by @helloarchie.blue
Bottom Right was shared by @mediamumummy
Thank you to everyone who has been supporting this community and sharing their fantastic images with me. If you would like a chance to be featured just tag your Instagram pics with #livingfearlesslyauthentic! You can follow my insta @macglanville.
And of course it is time for my #mg link up party!
Feel free to join in if you are a blogger, if you are not joining in, you may still really enjoy clicking on the linked up posts and having a read.
Rules for linking up are
- One post per week per person please.
- You must display my badge, code below.
- Please comment on the host post, the one linked prior to your own, and at least one more that takes your fancy.
- If you link up early I’d love you to pop back and look at some of the posts linked up later if possible.
- Please follow me on Twitter and Instagram @macglanville, if you have an account.
- Please Tweet, and share as many of other people’s posts as possible using the #mg hashtag.
- When you comment on people’s posts I’d love you to let them know you found their post through #mg, thanks.
This weeks most popular post was from My Real Fairy with ‘Chocolate and Cherry Tiffin’. If you haven’t read this post please pop over and take a read. Feel free to grab the featured writers badge.
My favourite post was from The Single Swan, with “I can’t get my head around mental illness”. A must read. Feel free to grab the featured writers badge.
You may also enjoy checking out my favourites Mummy Shot Photos this week #mummyshot HERE.
You may also enjoy reading my post about “parenting and loneliness“.
Thanks for joining me , love Mackenzie xx