I have noticed a trend in blogging lately. Mompreneurs who, while they love their jobs, feel as though they are neglecting their duties as a Mom and Wife. I even blogged about this over a year ago here: Mommy Guilt. Adding to this Mommy guilt is the increasing pressure of being able to live up to the standards we have imposed upon ourselves after reading one too many crafty mom blogs. There are gorgeous photos and projects that these amazing women manage while juggling family and career. We then think, I should be able to do that or I’m just not that talented. Sister, noone is that talented all the time. Websites and blogs display these fun projects all in one place, but I know nobody who is able to do it all, all the time.
Then there is Facebook. A seemingly endless PR campaign for us all. I read a study recently that Facebook causes depression and feelings of inadequacy. If this is true for you, you are looking at it all wrong. There is no such thing as a perfect person. We all have our flaws and are all dealing with our own demons each and every day. I for one do not care to post how depressed I feel one day, or pictures of the bags under my eyes. Who wants to post bad pictures of themselves? I’m a happy person overall and choose to keep my Facebook upbeat and full of pictures that don’t make me want to crawl under a rock and hide. There are also those who choose to use Facebook as a sort of therapy session, which doesn’t bother me one bit. It is what it is. People use it for whatever they want. If you do not like what someone posts, un-friend them. Worse than those who use it one way or the other, are those who complain about the way someone uses Facebook.
Oh and who could forget about Pinterest? Photograph after photograph of immaculate houses and gorgeous handmade home decor, expensive shopping, delicious recipes and couture clothing. It is most definitely not “real life” but I love it. I see it as a fun little place to spend my extra time and find fun project ideas. Not as a website full of people more talented than myself, which must be the entire world with that many flawless photographs.
We are all wonderful at one thing or another.
Nobody is perfect.
Do what you like to do and do it well while enjoying your life.
If you are no longer enjoying something, it is probably time to stop.
Please feel free to add to this list, sometimes I think we all need a little reality check 🙂