You are NOT an image. You are a person with your own unique look, special talents, passions and hobbies. Despite what you see online, we’re not all meant to be models, athletes, chefs, DIY crafters, thrifters, organizers, comedians and musicians all rolled into one. You don’t have to fight for the coveted title of “Miss/Mrs/Mr Pinterest 2013 – it’s a competition that everyone unknowingly gets sucked in to but never truly wins because in reality, there really isn’t a contest at all. The only standard you’re measuring against is the one you’re allowing yourself to set based on what you’re taking in online.
No one wakes up with flawless makeup or perfectly curled hair, most people don’t have an endless supply of clothes in their closet and even fewer make gourmet meals for themselves three times a day. I know deep down we already know this, but it’s easy to look at that girl on our “style board” and write captions about how envious we are of her life.
Please hear me out – this post isn’t about how horrible Pinterest or why I think you should stop using the site at all. I have found it to be an amazing resource for craft projects, finding gifts to buy for friends and I’ve even learned how to cook a few tasty meals through it. I’m just here to encourage you to look at it with a fresh perspective – try viewing it as a tool instead of a ruler to measure your life by. You’re free to be your own kind of interesting, and that’s a beautiful thing that no pin could ever compare to anyways.
Love and Hugs,
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