Funny thing about instagram/social media/facebook.
It's really easy, painfully easy to live in envy.
If I had my own home (meee)
If I could wear that.
If I could travel there.
If I could... If I had...
I am aware I'm tremendously lucky, priviledge, and also blessed by my hars work and your love and support.
But also, just as a gentle reminder this holiday season,
I do not have my shit together.
You might see me all well dressed, my beautiful house, my clever ideas and I think I have it all. I am lucky no doubt but I want to gently remind that is my job in part. To dress well, be clever, take nice pictures. But I am deeply and tragicly flawed as anyone else if not a lot more.
Maybe youre going into this intense season feeling acutely aware of what you have not. Falling into that trap of comparison. This is my plea,my reminder, not to judge things on the surface and to always be gentle with you.
Because right here, you probably see a beautiful baby napping in the glow of a Christmas tree. What a beautiful scene. If your child painted today with yogurt or much worse this image might feel like a punch.
So candidly, I took this picture to send to my husband to say "everything is ok now" because my toddler had just been l vomiting all over the house including a clean drawer of clothes and mercifully the medicine I'd given her had worked and she was finally resting. This had of course happened after a very (gratefully) long day as a small business owner where it was raining, my kids were going bonkers, my dogs who prefer to be outside were more of the same, and my husband who goes out without is twice a year.. well that was tonight.
Anyway I'm writing this to express my sincere gratitude and also to remind you to love your own life as much as you can and continually question if you are trapped in comparing your life to others.
All my love!