With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s now holiday season. That time of year where everything is festive, and fun, and… fake? For many, the holidays are about putting the best foot forward – during special meals, in decorations, in holiday cards. And while it’s all Pinteresty perfect, it can also be super exhausting.
That’s why I’m all about Seleni Institute‘s #HolidayCardCut social media campaign. The folks at Seleni Institute, a nonprofit mental health and wellness center for women based in NYC, are asking us all the question:
What less-than-perfect moment didn’t make your holiday card?
It’s an opportunity to send the message that it’s ok to share the less-perfect parts of life. If we can all see how universally (and beautifully) messy life can be, we can let go of the pressure to look or feel perfect and work to accept ourselves and others for all that we are. The Good Mother Myth mama in me is ALL about this campaign.
In that spirit, I decided to take a few pictures of how our house looked this morning.
And you know what? I kind of love it. Yeah, our house is messy. There are piles of laundry everywhere – some clean, some dirty. Toys are strewn about. Food is left out after the Monday morning dash to get to school and work. But you know what else? It looks lived in, and used, and well loved. It shows that we live here. Showing those bits of imperfection help flip the script and I am all about that. It’s one big reason that I love participating in the #365FeministSelfie project.
So, join me and Seleni in changing up the narrative of what we share and join #HolidayCardCut on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or whatever other social media platform you fancy.