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Monday, November 28



I want to be a better blogger. I really do. It's just - as much as I hate to admit it, I'm the type of person that easily falls prey to negative thoughts and lustful daydreams. I love reading all of your blogs - in fact I probably spend far too much time wasting away the hours browsing posts and drooling over new blog designs.

But lately I've been feeling so disappointed with my own life - material things and all the rest - because I'm bad about comparing what I have to what others have. And even though I've heard it time and time again, I'm finding it really hard to be happy with what I have. Have any of you gone through a phase like this? Wanting a bigger house, to travel more, to take better pictures, to have a better body, and on and on and on. Am I just being a brat?

It was great to be back at home with my mom. It was comfortable. It was lazy. And I really was happy. But I read posts written by other bloggers who seem far happier than I am. And I want to know their secret. Or are they just pretending?

Anyway - here are some iPhone snaps from my past few days. As difficult as it is for me to grasp it somedays, I really do lead a very full and blessed life.

 There are finally a few presents under our tree!
 Nero
 Hanging out on the couch at my mom's.
 Snuffly muffin.
 Carving the turkey.
Love my Belly girl.

4 comments:

  1. that's just a part of being human and I think in reality - growing up.... DJ and I were just talking about similar topics - the grass is greener on the other side and it's hard to be happy with what you have when you're working so hard for what you have when others seem to be living it up and not working very hard [no? just me? well thats my rant for the day] smile, you're awesome. :)

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  2. Anna...dont' feel alone. I feel like that a lot...I get depressed easily I guess..and I know that others are far worse off. Then I feel guilty and depressed. Seriously...don't tell anyone (haha) but sometimes I'm even envious of my own kids. They go so many fun places and seem to be so involved and I feel like all that is in my past. Wow...all of a sudden I'm letting you be my therapist instead of me helping you feel better. I also compare myself and blog to other bloggers and feel so unimportant and small. You know in your head you shouldn't feel that way...and people say not to...but my emotions sometimes run amok. I think most people just share the happy, fun exciting things....I'm glad you posted this. feel free to share with me any time.

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  3. i meant to comment on this the other day, but i think it's easy to feel like this--especially when you're planning a wedding! i have a friend planning wedding for a few weeks after mine and even though our weddings will be nothing alike, nor do i want them to be, i still feel like i compare my stuff to hers or think i should be doing something different....i also get that way about my body A LOT! ugh. i agree with becky above that most people just post about the happy exciting things! thanks for posting--i've been feeling the same way a lot lately! :)

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