Wednesday, April 03, 2013

positivity: be your self.

I can't tell you how many times I've wished I was someone else. 
And why have I wished I was someone else?

Well, because some people have the nicest clothes.
Some people have great skin. 
Some people have completed their Bachelor's Degree and are done with college by the age of 22. 
Some people don't have money problems. 
Some people have kids.
Some people are so smart. 
Honestly, the reasons are endless. 

But, after I let myself sulk in self pity I start to think about the thing(s) they have that I wouldn't want to deal with. 
I mean, lets be real. 
No one has a perfect life, no matter how much of a front they put on. 

I think at times blogging can be hard too. 
So many people compare themselves with other blogs. 
They wished they had as many followers as the "big blogs" do. 
They wished they had the life just like those "big bloggers". 
When the fact is, people only show you what they want you to see. 

So, if they want you to see their life as one big Anthropology magazine, 
that's what you are going to get. 
And that's just the way it is. 

Sometimes it's hard to understand the blogging world and it can be tough not to compare your self at times. 
(Especially when you are having a REALLY bad day). 
I'm grateful for blogging. 
For all the new friends I've made and for all the support you guys show me. 
I am so grateful for the comments you leave me. 
They let me know that I'm not alone and that you really care! 

THANK YOU !

&

Happy Wednesday!
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9 comments:

  1. It is tough not trying to compare myself to some of the fabulous bloggers I have stumbled on lately. Very easy to get sucked in. You by yourself and i will be me, deal?

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  2. Loved this post, and so true. The grass is not always greener on the other side. Some people may have their homes together, but their marriages may be falling apart. Or some people may have more friends then you, but they still may feel all alone. Being thankful for what I have and what God has blesses me WITH continues to keep me greatful for what I do have. Thanks for your transparency and this post.

    Blessings,
    Adrienne

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  3. This is a beautiful quote and a much needed reminder! Everyone has those rough days where they wish to be someone else and it's a good reminder to be the best you.

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  4. Very true! You can only strive to be the best 'you' that you can be (that's a lot of you's, haha). That's a great Oscar Wilde quote, by the way.
    Nikki
    rushedmommy.com

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  5. It's so true, girlie! We need to remember that our lives are the ones we've been given. Let's live them to the fullest! :-) PS. Just so you know, I really love your blog. :-)

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  6. I think we all do this!! I am 55+ and I have to stop and tell myself that I would rather be me than anyone else:)) And I am getting better at that, LOL!!

    Sending hugs!!

    Just dropping in from the Google Friend Connect Blog Hop to meet and follow:)) (via GFC:))


    PS Would love to see you at Lets Get Social Sunday where you can link up your blog and all your social sites to meet new friends and gain more followers!! (live right now)
    Hope to see you there!!

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