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Truthful Thursday: Social Honesty Starts With You #truthfulthursday



Today is the last day of school for my kids. I’m still in Nantucket rounding out a press trip. Mom guilt is sinking in and suffocating me as we SPEAK… err… type. I keep refreshing my husband’s Facebook page for photos, but he’s not the kind of guy to take lots of pictures unless I tell him to.

And of course I forgot to tell him to yesterday because I was busy running around like a crazy person on this trip. I had every intention to email him last night but I got SLAMMMMMMMEEEEEDDDDDD with a MEGA migraine after dinner. I ended up having to take two pills which I NEVER EVER DO. I got out of bed around 3AM to take another one of my Relpax because the inside of my head felt like it was going to split in half. I haven’t had one that bad in quite some time. I think the combination of sun plus lack of water plus lack of caffeine did me in yesterday. WHERE IS STARBUCKS???!!!

Maybe I’ve been doing a little too much lately. I’ve been running around like crazy – all good things don’t get me wrong. But I guess I need a little reminder that it is OK TO JUST DO NOTHING EVERY NOW AND THEN. You know… just sit on the couch and maybe watch a TV show with the kids. It doesn’t always have to be so insane.

Today I put on this heart monitor tracking system (which I will write about later) and just standing STILL and waiting around my heart rate was 107. Is that crazy or what? I live in a state of crazy. I need to do so many things – like calm down and take better care of myself. Number 1 and Number 2.

People were like… were you running around?

Um. No. I’m just standing here and my heart is acting like I’m jogging in place. PS when I did jog it shot up to like 150 which means I am SO FREAKING OUT OF SHAPE. But hey, that’s no secret or surprise. We all know I don’t have that as a priority in my life. Though as I age… I suppose I should.

Lots of lessons surrounding me. Lots of self awareness happening. But will I do anything about it?  Or will I just keep swimming along?

What do they say? First step is acceptance, right? I suppose I accept that a change needs to happen.

Did I mention that I missed the last day of school. So sad. My kids are all excited and hopefully with friends celebrating. Though I doubt Bill set something up like that. If I was home this week, I would have had a little party for their close friends at the house. What are they doing right now? I’m afraid to know. Because if I call and hear that they are all just sitting around the living room I think I will cry. So, I rather not know. I rather just pretend that something great was set up by my husband. Something that I would have done.


** Update: I called and my husband was working in the kitchen while the kids were playing in the living room. 🙁

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. Hey, maybe that’s ok … maybe playing in the living room is exactly what they need to be doing.

    Sometimes we’re our own worst enemies. I find that most of the pressure in my life comes from one source: Me!

  2. Last day of school here as well, & now my youngest son is a High School graduate. #TruthfulThursday as happy as I am, I’m equally as sad. Where has the time gone.
    I hope once you are home your pain subsides.

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