WOWW: Keeping up with the Joneses and Pinterest

We all survive high school and its cliques (or maybe you are currently trying to survive), but just because high school is in the rear view mirror, doesn’t necessarily mean the pressure to fit in or obtain perfection disappears.  Instead we are now trying to keep up with the Joneses and Pinterest.

Even though I’m a realistic dreamer, I find myself admiring blogs, Instagram accounts, and even friends on Facebook who appear to have such picture-perfect homes and lives.  How are they doing it when we seem to be barely squeezing everything in through the wee hours of the morning?  Well they don’t. Every superhero has its Kryptonite.

First off no one is going to reveal their Kryptonite to the world on social media. Secondly the grass isn’t always greener, and thirdly what happened to being happy with what you have? In a society of 1-ups and comparisons can we ever truly be happy and satisfied?

I’m not sure I want the answer to that. What I do know is that we all have moments of weakness where we compare ourselves to others, wonder if we fit in, or fixate on what we don’t have. But ask yourself, “Is any of that important?”

These moments are excusable and totally natural, but be sure to catch yourself before you fall down that agonizing peer pressure rabbit hole and get back on track. Everyone has their own story and their own journey, including you!  You have only one life.  Live it to the fullest, love it to the fullest, and have it your way.  It’s your life, not the Joneses.  If you are happy that’s all that matters.

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