i saw this picture trending on pinterest the other day right after discussing this exact topic with my good friend taryn. she called & we got to discussing blogs. whos blogs we look at, writing or not writing on our own blogs. my fashion blog. she was asking me how it was going & while it's been fun, sometimes i'm not so sure of blogging. i really do enjoy blogging, it's fun for me & i like hearing feedback & looking at other blogs. but sometimes i really wonder, how much of my life do i want to put out there?
when i'm out & about i'll see someone who's blog i frequent, & i have the sudden thought that i feel like i know everything about them, but i don't actually know them... & to me it's a strange reality.
we talked about the comparison aspect. there have been many times, while reading other blogs i find myself having questions like: why aren't i doing what they are? why aren't we traveling the world instead of going to school? how come we don't own a house? why don't we have this or that... you get the picture. there are a lot of comparisons being made constantly. & on another level, i find myself thinking "ohh i need that" or this, when in reality, i don't need anything that i don't already have.
& sometimes i just need to take a step back, & breathe.
i love my life. i want nothing to change in my life. i love where my husband & i are at in our little life with our little baby in our little, rented home. i am happy.
yet there are still comparisons. i think it's important to remember that not everyones life is perfect. an online persona may be picture perfect, but in reality it is not. people struggle everyday with the same basic day to day things as you or i do. but it's easy to forget when all we are presented with is the perfectness of someones life. i know i rarely comment on the difficulties of my life, but they are there.
i guess what i'm saying is, your life is just as perfect as the blogs your reading. & don't forget that.