Thursday, May 16, 2013

green with envy

What I'm Wearing --- Top: Sosie (similar) // Jeans: American Rag // Shoes: MIA (or here) // Handbag: Jessica Simpson (similar) // Necklace: Cloudy Afternoon // Ring: c/o Henri Lou Jewelry (use code JESSICA for 30% off!) // Bracelets: Jewelmint + c/o Ettika

One of the negative ways that blogging has changed my life is that I'm constantly trying NOT to compare myself to others. Since most of us bloggers follow other blogs, it's easy to think I wish I looked like that, I wish I wrote like that, I wish my photos looked that way, I wish I had that many followers, and the list goes on forever. I've found myself feeling down about my blog and even about myself. It's really become a big challenge for me. It's strange because that had never really been an issue for me before. I guess the constant peek into other people's lives via their blogs is what triggers it.

Comparing ourselves with others often leads to envy. Which I hate. This topic has been on my mind lately. I came across this quote -- "Envy is ignorance. Imitation is suicide."
Isn't it perfect? What we see on the internet, and even what we see in real life, isn't always completely true and it's definitely not always the whole story.

And even if I tried to be someone else, I'd be no good at it. Aren't we all really only good at being ourselves?

So here's where I'm refocusing the thoughts --- I want to be the best version of ME. 

envy is ignorance


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Grace Lynne Fleming said...

love the sandals! :)


Monique McCray-Alexander said...

Nice top and great color!

Who is that girl Mo?

Aukele @ Instant Mommie said...

aw - well there are a ton of people who look up to you and are influenced by your blog! me in particular... so keep doing you, we love it!

Helena Oops said...

Fantastic top!
I like this look!

Whitney said...

Gorgeous top!

I think it is so easy to compare ourselves to others, and think negatively about ourselves. It's also been said that comparison is the thief of joy.

Thi Lan said...

such a nice outfit *_* your blog is very lovely and interesting. im glad if you visit my blog, too <3 keep in touch!


Niki Caron said...

That quote is so true! It's really hard as a blogger not to compare. I can completely relate! But I like how you said that you want to be the best version of yourself! You are AWESOME!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I totally understand what you are saying. It is too easy to compare ourselves to others. We are the only ones that are good at being ourselves so it's best to stick with that. That's what I tell myself. I love your blouse by the way!


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Lynne said...

Yes, I struggle with that too - and I don't blog, just read them. I sometimes think that Pinterest is not all that good either - talk about feeling inadequate when I look at other people's projects. It is great to hear that I'm not the only one struggling ! Here is to each of us being OURSELVES!

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

I love the green stripe!

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Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

Green looks fab on you! So pretty!

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