Last night I was sitting in Economics class, not paying attention and browsing Pinterest. I’m sure that any of you that followed me saw the insane amounts of recipes that I posted, the DIY decor, and the clothing. I found myself more and more frustrated with my lack of cooking lately, my empty apartment walls, and my lame closet.
Do you ever find yourself getting lost in the world of what Pinterest shows you that you could have, or what other fabulous fashion bloggers have? I do. I often find myself avoiding Pinterest because it makes me feel like what I’ve got is inferior, when in reality I have so much, and I’m so lucky.
When is too much too much? Do we really need to see hundreds of pictures of homes we don’t have and can’t afford? Do we need to see 100 pound women wearing $20,000 gowns? Does it make us appreciate what we have? Does it push us to aspire to what we COULD have? Does it make us grow? Or does it simply make us thing that enough isn’t really enough? I don’t think that there is a right answer to this. I don’t know that any person feels the same way about it.
Maybe I’m missing the point, and it’s supposed to give me motivation to strive to a bigger career where I can afford the dream house, with the dream vacations, and the designer wardrobes, and Pottery Barn furniture coming out my ears, but that still wouldn’t determine my happiness. I would be at the same state of happiness with all of those things that I am now.
My husband would be the same. My dog would be the same. My friends would be the same.
I think I need a kick in the Thankful pants, and I need to jolly up with the time of year and remember how great I do have things. It might be the rain, or the long day at work that made me tired and gloomy. Maybe we just have to have ‘down’ days to remember why the up days are so great.
Thank you all for being great.
What are some of the best things in your life?