We like to judge other people’s inside from our outside.
We see their cute photos on Facebook, their pins on Pinterest, read their blogs, listen to their stories. And we make judgments. Usually we assume the other person’s life is cute, organized, uncomplicated and full of adventures. Their reality is beautiful. But when we look at ourselves we see our messy, dirty lives, listen to the voices inside our heads telling us we’re failures and we feel the weight of it all. Our reality is ugly.
So many times I’ve closed my laptop and felt like I’m letting myself and my family down. Photos of Eleanor’s birthday party would never be re-pinned, friend’s babies who are younger than Edward have reached milestones he hasn’t and I don’t have an adorable picture of Ryan and I to post. Basically, I’m a failure. Continue reading