Monday, February 10, 2014

Give It Up

As much as I write, I read way more blogs. There are several that I've been diligently checking every day for literally years and years.
 
However, I've found that a few lately are just rubbing me the wrong way. There's nothing bad about the authors. In fact, they seem like sweet and good ladies. But they're making me feel bad about myself. So I've gotta un-favorite them.
 
Which blogs are they? Blue Eyed Bride and Sweet Southern Prep.
 
They're good blogs. I really like them. But lately, they've just made me feel.... well, inadequate. Or like a slacker. Or poor.
 
They both obviously are stay-at-home moms with time to worry about their blogs. They obviously have husbands who are well-to-do with good jobs. But I've got to quit being jealous and envious. I need to really get better about that in 2014, and they're NOT helping. I love reading about the brand new house they just built... but I find myself wanting that gorgeous new house with marble counter tops and a huge playroom. And that's not my reality. I love reading the daily updates on cute clothes... but I find myself wanting to shop (a lot) and I can't justify $200+ shoes.
 
I am wanting what I can't have. I find myself wanting parts of their lives that will never be a reality for me. And that has gotten me down. I am not a "keep up with the Jones" kind of girl, but that doesn't mean that I can't find myself being envious of others. It's just not a good look for me. So they've been taken off my daily dose of blogs. I may revisit them in the future. I hope that you check them out, because they're great reads. I just need a break. I need a break to snap myself back into my own world with my own little Bungalow and my own $22 shoes from Target.
 
I just need to learn to OWN those things a little more.

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