I love the "connected" age we live in,
but I also struggle with it.
I love that I can go online and find so much amazing inspiration from so many amazing women.
However, it can leave me feeling paralized.
It's like I'm bombarded with too much of a good thing,
so instead of doing something,
I spend my time looking at things others have done and wanting to do them.
It's so easy to paint a pretty picture online.
I always go back and forth with how "real" to be on my blog and Facebook.
I don't necessarily want the world to know my dirty laundry,
So instead I focus on the good things.
The little things that bring light to my day.
I don't share my piles of laundry,
my struggles of balancing a little business and full time mothering,
my floors that need to be mopped,
that I have too much on my calendar this week and I'm stressed,
that I lost it one too many times with my kids today,
that I'm struggling in a big way with my oldest child,
that I struggle with anxiety,
that I'm finally going to therapy 9 years after my dad died because I realized I never really grieved and it's time to fix myself,
that so many people I'm close to are hurting and struggling and how I just want to fix things for them,
that life is just FULL of struggles.
Nope, that stuff is no fun to blog about.
It's too real,
it leaves me feeling much too vulnearable.
Some days I just NEED to focus on something good,
and my camera helps me see good and happy things.
I can pick up my camera and take a picture of my daughter coloring and focus on that sweet moment, and block out the huge pile of things that need to be attended to behind her.
It makes me happy.
It helps me focus on the good things in the middle of hard times.
What we post online isn't always the "real" picture.
It's just perhaps what we want to focus on and share.
Don't compare yourself to the perfect images you see on Pinterest, or blogs, or FB.
Life is hard,
it's full of struggles,
and it's OK if we use the internet to focus on the good.
Just don't let yourself feel like you are not good enough because of someone elses "perfect" pictures :)
We all have strengths and talants,
and just because we didn't take amazing step by step pictures and blog all about something cool we did,
doesn't mean it didn't happen :)
give yourself permission to take a step back and give yourself a break and embrace the today :)