struggle is real

CONFESSION: THE STRUGGLE IS REAL

If you’ve ever thought “that Liv Ryan girl has it together…” Here’s my confession: I struggle.




Don’t let my dry shampoo fool you. The struggle over here is real real, y’all.

struggle is real

In a nutshell, this phrase could arguably be the one that sums it all up. It’s like this:

  • The struggle to have kids was real.
  • The bath struggle is real.
  • The laundry struggle is real.
  • The struggle to be on time is real.
  • The technology struggle is real.
  • The autocorrect struggle is real.
  • The struggle to decide what to order at the Cheesecake Factory and Whiteys is real.
  • The struggle to stop eating delicious food when I’m full is real.
  • The struggle to keep our house looking like a hoard of 12 angry children live here is real.
  • The struggle to be hands free and 100% present is real. (Hands Free mama is one of the most convicting books eva eva.)

  • The struggle at Target is REAL.
  • The struggle to not rely on caffeine as my life force is real.
  • The struggle to meal plan and make healthy dinners is REAL.
  • The struggle to keep my temper in a safe zone is real (sometimes).
  • The struggle to be content is real.
  • The struggle to never compare is real.
  • The struggle to stop eating PopTarts and Girl Scout cookies is real. If you follow me on Facebook, you already know this about me.
  • The struggle at the dentist is real.
  • The struggle to stop shopping on those dang swap sites is real.
  • The struggle to snuggle more is real.

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  • The struggle to not stop at every garage sale is real. (I have a thrifty person shopping problem.)
  • The struggle to spend deep, intentional time in Bible Study and Prayer is real.
  • The struggle to always be a loving, sacrificial, assuming-the-best wife is real.
  • The struggle to be the mom I want to be is real.
  • The struggle to want perfection (heaven) is real.

Anybody feel me? It is real. But at least the sun is shining and I love my life. So there is some bright shiny silver lining here too. I can’t wait to reveal the struggle and snuggle shirts later this very week!

Go forth, my fellow strugglers. Let’s make our lives count anyway!

(What would you add to the list?!)




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