Monday, November 7, 2011

I Confess: I'm not a simple girl.

I am not a simple girl. There, I said it. And now it's out in the open. Maybe sometimes, I like to believe that I am simple, but I'm not. I had been struggling about writing and sharing this with all of you, but the many of you who have gotten to know me, do know that I'm not so simple.
         I can be complicated, confusing, an emotional roller coaster, negative (yes, I'm guilty of complaining or whining), and difficult. That does not make for a simple girl. But that does make for a real girl. There are moments I'm not proud of in my life, and I tend to feel guilty for sharing emotions or feeling hurt or upset by something that was said.
         But guess what? I'm human, and I'm absolutely not perfect. Where did this stem from? A conversation with M the other night, when he chuckled at me saying that I'm just a simple girl with simple pleasures (he reads my blog daily for all of you who wonder, and he was the reason I started to blog again). So after that, I started to question the name of my blog, until I got an email from Ashley.
         Ashley blogs over at Introverted Mama. She is my blog swap partner for the swap that Holly is hosting. I had written to introduce myself, and when she wrote back (I hope you don't mind I'm sharing this), she said:

I love the premise of your blog, 
the simple things in life bring the most happiness.

Duh, Amanda!  I'm not a simple girl when it comes to me as a whole person, but I am a simple girl when it comes to life's simple pleasures making me happy. So if (or when) I doubt my blog name, I always need to come back to the root of it all. It's the simple things in life that make us happy, and being happy is what really matters.

22 comments:

Ashley said...

I'm so excited we're blog partners :) My package is going out today!

sherri lynn said...

I liked this post. Aren't we all complicated and difficult and an emotional roller coaster?! :) But when it comes to the basics, it is simple: we want to love, we want to be loved, and we love the things that make us happy! I like your blog title :)

meghan said...

Love this post!

xoxo,
megs [at] Shine On

TV's Take said...

Good stuff; good realization

{The Perfect Palette} said...

he he! And I'm not perfect :) Nor do I believe that things need to be perfect!

Love this - I too am not simple at all! But I do enjoy the simple things in life so I can relate...

amy b.s. said...

well said. there are so many complicated things in life and a lot of them out of our control, but focusing on the simple things that make us happy seem to balance that a bit more.

Natalie said...

I'm glad you are now validated! Yes it is the simple things that matter...and aren't all women complicated? :) Have a great day...and thanks so much for the sweet birthday card! I'm glad we found each other out here in blog land!

Christy said...

Human nature is simple. All we need is life is food, sleep, a roof over our head and people to love us. That gets complicated at times. You can absolutely be a simple girl with simple pleasures who sometimes gets wound up in the more difficult things in life!

So glad I finally got to meet you Friday! Let's plan something again soon!

Dayna Leigh said...

No one person is simple no matter how much they kid themselves. There's just a difference between being needy, whiny, complaining and never fully satisfied 24/7 and then having a moment like that here and there. COMPLETE DIFFERENCE - and that is what defines the "simple girls" from the "dramatic girls."

Loved reading this and I love your blog no matter what your title is :D

Meg {henninglove} said...

love this amanda!! you are a simple girl because you keep it real, you keep it honest and you don't sugar coat things, you tell it like it is! and that is what i like about you! happy monday

Lauren said...

love this!! and i completely relate...although i am anything, but simple at times, simple things like baking cookies, watching TV with my boy, and emails from a friend are what make life best.

Jess said...

I love this line, "I'm not a simple girl when it comes t me as a whole person, but I am a simple girl when it comes to life's simple pleasures making me happy."

True of me too. :)

♡ Beverly {Preppy Wife Preppy Life} said...

That is a very true statement. I love your blog name and having the simple things in life bring you happiness is always great! We all get caught up being busy, but most of the time it is the little things that can get us to slow down, relax, and enjoy the little things!

Hope you have a great day love!
xoxo

Allison said...

I love this post! It is definitely the simple things in life that matter! It can be so hard to remember sometimes!

Neon Blonde Runner said...

You are not AT ALL a simple/shallow person. You have great intelligence, depth, insight, curiosity, and an ongoing desire to grow as a person, which I respect! I totally get what you mean by your title though!

Megan said...

I can totally relate to what you're saying....and I think it's true for everyone! We are all a mix of simplicity and complexities - just all in different ways.

Happy Monday to you!

TiffanyClark said...

Love this post! I can relate! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Megan said...

Great post!!! We all go through this!! I try to live my life everyday with positive but sometimes there are just days it doesn't happen and on those days I have to really work hard at constantly focusing on positive things!!
Hope you have had a great Monday!

The Sweet Life said...

This is so true.... We are only human and have our good days and bad days, but bottom line is life is amazing and it's the little things that really truly bring happiness. I love this post.

Kat said...

hey - we're all complicated :) Love the new look!

Krista said...

Loving the new blog look Amanda! And glad you're getting comfortable with who you are on all sides and sharing it! It's the sharing it that is tough but oh so rewarding.

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Great post--I couldn't have said it better myself! Loving the new look!