2 In Life

comparison vs. joy

A new project {which I’m just dying to tell you all about soon!} has me tackling some long-overdue projects around these parts. You may’ve noticed some changes that aren’t all complete yet and while they may look small, they’re actually part of a massive move from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. {I like to think} I’m pretty savvy when it comes to technology but this was WAY hard and gave me another reason to love and cherish my husband and his techno-wizard brain.

I’m also filling my feedly with all sorts of new content to keep me inspired and in touch with more of the blogging world {more link love to come soon!}. While it’s been fun discovering so many gorgeous blogs, I started comparing myself and felt a bit lacking. I don’t post often enough, I don’t have a home tour {yet!}, I haven’t fully grasped all the ways to monetize a blog. It’s so easy to get caught up in all of your shortcomings, right?

But then I stumbled upon this wonderful post from Lisa over at Elembee about not comparing yourself to others because you don’t always know the full story — we’re all just figuring things out for ourselves and our path.

It immediately reminded me of a quote I pinned WAY back when I first joined Pinterest…

Don't Let Comparison Steal Your Joy

Wouldn’t you know it, I’d never clicked through to find the source and when I did, it was designed by the same blogger/designer, Elembee!

So there you have it, I was serendipitously saved from moody introspection by the blogging community only to be fueled and inspired to keep going. Another reminder of why I’m here, doing what I’m doing.

PS – Total pet peeve of mine, but I hate when pins don’t link to the right places. TIP: Open an images.google.com window and drag the pin into the search bar. Nine times out of ten, it’ll show the original source!

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Patty
    October 5, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    If all blogs were the same that would really suck for my feedly! Your blog will blossom just like you have in real life 😉

    • Reply
      jessalayne
      October 7, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      I appreciate the support and love more than you know!

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