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Transparency

How many times when filling out a questionnaire or while interviewing, you are asked the question, "What adjective best describes you?" That is a tough question to answer! In the past, I have used kind, social, helpful, blessed, grateful, adventurous, laid back, unorganized, claustrophobic, etc. At different times in our lives the adjectives will change, in fact they change daily. I finally found a perfect adjective that describes myself, 99 % of the time. That word is transparent....what you see is what you get.

As a child, and even now, I've always adored items that are transparent. For example, I am a total bag hoarder (I admit it, see the transparency)? Nothing makes me happier than finding a nice transparent purse, carry on, change purse, beach bag, the list could go on and on that is transparent. It's even better if it's a colored transparent bag (when it's a color but you can still see through it. Double points if there is some type of glitter or confetti floating around inside. I also LOVE the transparent oceans of the Caribbean. Nowhere in the world that I have traveled so far is as beautiful as the water in Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos Islands. My family always gets frustrated because we LOVE to travel, but whenever you ask me where I would like to go, you can best believe it's going to be to a location where there is a transparent ocean!

I believe in transparency. I want people to know the real Kayci....all the good qualities, but I also don't mind when they see my imperfections. We are ALL imperfect people, and we all have problems. Sometimes people work so hard at trying to appear perfect, that they miss the fun of being human. I have a nice home, but it is totally not decorated the way I wished it was. Southern Living would NOT want to do a photo shoot. Maybe one day I'll get there, but that is not real life for me. I have three children, two are teenage boys. I can spend the entire day cleaning our house and within two hours of the kids arrival from school, it looks like a tornado slammed into our house. Even though I want that perfectly decorated house, that is not reality, and I refuse to waste valuable time trying to make something perfect that won't be.

My personality reflects my transparency. I am REAL. If you are talking to me, I can guarantee that what I am saying and doing is real and not a show. Sometimes people may think, "Oh my gosh, I can't believe she said that." or "Oh my, I can't believe she's wearing her blue jean shorts and shoes with glitter." That is fine; everyone is welcome to their opinion. For this girl, however, what you see is what you get, and that is the beauty of transparency. I do not have to hide; I do not have to worry about what someone else may think. In the end, we ALL have imperfections. There is only one that is perfect and that is our Savior, Jesus Christ. I encourage all of you reading, that it is okay to be imperfect. It's okay to do what you like because in the end. there is only one judge that matters. Transparency truly ROCKS!!

Pura Vida and Love,

Kayci


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