To be honest I have been giving myself a little mental break from the internet. Lately I have been noticing how reading Facebook and certain blogs is having a negative effect on me. A couple of weeks ago I noticed that while browsing Facebook I went from having a smile on my face to feeling, well, horrible about myself and my life. I began to compare myself to people I hardly knew; deeming their life perfect and mine a confused mess. Dramatic? Yes. I realized though that we all compare; our relationships, bodies, careers, goals- you name it. I just had to give myself space from that. I am beginning to realize that while it is great to share our lives with others through blogging and social media, we have to remember that people (myself included) only show what they want. Everyone has struggles, insecurities, and issues. I like reading blogs and seeing how other people live their lives because it inspires me in my own life. Whenever I start comparing or get jealous, I try to ask myself why. Do I want what they have? Why do I feel insecure about something? I think sometimes feeling and then recognizing jealousy is healthy because it helps me see what areas of my own life I want to improve or change.
It is officially September 1st which I can hardly believe. August was a pretty quiet month for me.
(I finished both of these books. I love memoirs and Non-Fiction-so does my Mom since I read these after she did)
(I spent time drawing and doodling, exploring my style and dreaming up ideas.)
(I went to the Zoo with John and saw my favorite zoo animals- the penguins!)
(This was the view on our way home from one of our date nights. It felt like a sign and a reminder to just be content in the moment and marvel at this life.)
I am not sad to see summer come to a close because fall is my favorite season. I am ready for hot coffee, apple picking, baking apple pie, pumpkin everything, boots, Thanksgiving….I could keep going. I just love it! I know fall is still a couple of weeks away, but to me Labor Day signifies the end of summer.
This month I am looking forward to creating more art, Kelly Rae’s E-course, and working on my Etsy shop. Oh, and also not having temperatures in the 80’s and 90’s everyday. Hopefully.