The story of us.
It reads so eloquently. Romantic, almost.
We’ve been married for 15 years and we’ve had our fair share of not-Pinterest-worthy moments. But they’re all part of the story, right? So how, as we continue along on this rocky road called life – and marriage, singledom, divorce, widowhood….. – how do we share ‘the story of us’?
And what about the famous highlight reels: Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook? Is it ok to just share the best bits? Or is that dishonest? Should we be sharing pics of a messy house sometimes? Or selfies on a tough day? Cos honestly, I just wanna share the highlight reel, when the ‘real’ is too messy.
What is the story of us? And what is safe to share? My least favourite thing about parties is the part of the conversation where they start asking me questions…. I love asking questions and learning about someone else… but I really don’t like it when the tables turn. How do I answer the questions when each one seems to open up a pandora’s box? I’m so worried about over-sharing that I end up under-sharing and closing people out of my life.
The purpose of this post is to open the conversation. I want to know how you do it.
I was at a wedding on the weekend – check out the STUNNING photos – and met a guy (whose name is Guy) – who told me up front that he likes to ask a lot of questions. (Hmmm, I thought – I wonder if you can rival my ridiculous penchant for asking questions) – his solution was this – “I’ll give you three skip buttons!” he said. “If I ask you a question you don’t want to answer, you can press skip – but only three times!” It was hilarious and fun and it actually worked. He was more comfortable asking questions and I was more comfortable answering them – because I had an out.
What about you? How do you get around answering questions you don’t want to answer? How do you tell ‘the story of us’, whatever that may look like for you?
Are highlight reels ok, or should we swap them for real?
I wanna know!