I have a confession to make…but I know I’m not the only one who is guilty.
Being a blogger myself, I follow many other wonderful blogs. Everything from fashion and beauty to inspiring words or travel, I follow it all! I truly enjoy reading what my fellow blogger friends have to say and looking at the beautiful images they share of their perfect little world. However, sometimes I get discouraged by how their lives look in comparison to mine.
Blogging is a somewhat difficult thing to get into when you’re first starting out. Looking at other ladies with over a couple hundred thousand followers and being paid to travel the world can seem like an almost untouchable dream for myself sometimes. I begin to feel less significant and more like giving up altogether. Perfect bodies, smiles, skin, and hair. Vibrant photos of fresh flowers, all of the high-end clothing and accessories they own and their weekend jet-set getaways to Italy make me want to sulk in all of my imperfections, delete my blog and watch re-runs of Friends while consuming an entire gallon of pistachio ice cream all by myself.
I know I’m not the only one who struggles with the issue of comparison. The same can stand true for anyone; male or female, be it sports, business, writing, art, etc. We tend to overlook all of the amazing qualities we possess and put others who seem to be so happy and successful on a pedestal, as if we can’t reach our own goals too. Chin up, buttercup! I’ve got news for you! They are regular people who deal with the messiness of life, just like you and I. Those people had to start out somewhere, and have probably experienced the same feelings that you are experiencing now. Heck, I’d be willing to bet they still do!
You see, the issue stems from that stinky four syllable word: c o m p a r i s o n. As long as we are comparing ourselves to another, we will never be happy. Comparison is the thief of joy. Don’t let someone else’s happiness and success rob you of your own. Put down that pistachio ice cream(okay, only if you’re eating it because you’re depressed), turn off the television and start focusing on your own life. Your dreams can come true just as others have. All it takes is believing in yourself, some hard work and dedication and a little bit of faith. I believe in you!