I've been writing and rewriting this post because I wanted it to come out right-- it is really easy to fall into comparing myself with others. I read blogs and wish that I was more like that person or had accomplished a lot more and then it kind of spirals into feeling badly about myself. There are definitely things I wish I could have done differently but we do what we do at the time, because that was what we knew. That's what my mom always tells me. If I had it to do all over again, I might have home-schooled, or raised chickens or sewed all the kids' clothing. I might have tried to travel more or maybe publish a book. I have to remember that all the blogs we read where it seems that life is so perfect, is a lot like our own lives-- there are ups and downs and trials for each one of us. My favorite blogs are the ones that are real. Sometimes I tend not to write about the problems as much because it's natural to highlight the good stuff. I hope you realize that-- there are ups and downs to my life and everyone else's. So when I'm comparing my life to what others are doing, then I just need to remember that life is a challenge for everyone. And I can look forward to making some new happy things happen!
"It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing." Mother Teresa