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Your Life Doesn’t Have To Look Like A Pin On Pinterest

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,

-Juli Wilson

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8 Comments

  • Reply Stephannie February 10, 2014 at 3:06 am

    I’ve been reading Jarrid’s blog for a while now and I LOVE that you’ve started one of your own.

    If you DO have a free moment, I was just hoping if you would reach out to me via email. I would like to ask a few things about God’s calling for you to be a pastor’s wife and if by His grace, you would be willing to pour into me in that aspect of my life. Thanks :)

    In Christ,
    Stephannie

  • Reply tricia February 10, 2014 at 5:28 am

    Well said!!

  • Reply Gabriela Sosa February 10, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Hi !, I”ve been following your blog recently and it has been a blessing, I love the way you write, so simple and deep. I was wondering how do u make those images for your blog with the message you are talking about written on it !

  • Reply Maria February 11, 2014 at 9:27 am

    As a mother with three teenagers (two in college, one in high school), I have recently noticed the pressures young mothers put upon themselves to have the perfect baby rooms, the perfect kids’ parties, look the “look” (and the entire family too), and on the list goes. Moms who aren’t even creative or have the decorator’s touch must suffer unnecessary self esteem issues. I have found myself thankful I raised my babies in the early days of technology because I could focus on loving and raising my babies without the stress of the perfect life according to Pinterest and all the other information now at our fingertips. Young Momma, just love your babies for they really do grow too fast. Don’t worry about having the best parties, clothes, home decor, hair, etc. Just worry about what your kids will remember the most….a momma’s love and quality time with those precious gifts from God.

    • Reply Katie February 13, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      Amen and beautifully said Maria. Thank you for sharing these wise words, they felt freeing and made me tear up.

  • Reply fmudna February 11, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    “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.”

    That is something we all need to hear in regards to Pinterest/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram. THANK YOU FOR SAYING IT, Julianne!

    Sharing with the Future Marriage University (FMU) community at https://www.facebook.com/FMUniversity.

  • Reply Katie February 13, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Great post Juli, all of us wives and mommys need to be reminded of this often.
    My husband and I have been following your husband Jarrid’s blog posts on Facebook, I just love that I have discovered you have your own. Looking forward to more of your wonderful posts. ^_^

  • Reply chinitaqueen May 2, 2014 at 6:37 am

    hi! I super like your site :) from Philippines here :) :*

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