Totally Truthful ThursdayPosted: April 14, 2011
Hi, beautiful people! It’s Thursday! Is it just me or is this week slow-city or what? I feel like the days are dragging. Maybe because I spent 6 hours in the media lab yesterday working on a group project. I won’t get into it – let’s just say I’m just ready for Friday! My day started off with a quick 3-mile run and a bowl of oats (with chia seeds, for the win).
I read a lot of blogs and I’ve seen “the comparison trap” mentioned several times in the past few weeks. Bloggers are talking about comparing themselves to the seemingly perfect lives, bodies and relationships of fellow bloggers. Oh, you can bet that I’m privy to it! I certainly find myself reading my favorite blogs and thinking “I’m not as pretty as her” or “Her life is alway so fun.” But then I stop and think about it.
No blogger is going to post the “first take” of any photo when she realizes it’s from a bad angle (thank God for digital cameras!) No blogger is going to write about the monumental fight she and her spouse had the previous night. No blogger is going to write about how fat she felt when her skirt was a little too tight this morning (been there.) No blogger is going to write about her mundane day of sitting at her desk job and eating hard candy like it was going out of style.
So I’m going to implement Totally Truthful Thursday, just to take a minute and let down the sparkly curtain of Things Are Always Perfect
- When my alarm went off this morning, I immediately cursed.
- Running for 30 minutes on the treadmill was difficult.
- Yesterday morning, I tried on 10 outfits because I felt like everything fit me wrong.
- Yesterday I wondered why I didn’t just get a job after graduating.
- Today, I have a nasty sinus headache and I don’t want to go to work.
I have a great life, and I’m an overall positive person.
I like to share the happy things on my blog, but I also think it’s important to highlight the fact that parts of life are boring or confusing. Stressful or frustrating. So, if you’re out there and you’re stuck in the comparison trap, cut yourself loose. I can assure you that everyone has “blah” days, they’re just not fun to post about, that’s all.
My “blah” face, ladies and gentlemen 😉
I read a saying once that was something along the lines of: When you compare yourself to the girl in front of you, you fail to notice the girl behind you that’s comparing herself to you. Go ahead, take a look behind you sometime. You’ve got it goin’ on 🙂
Brag to me! Tell me about something good that’s happening in your life! Even though it’s been the biggest pain in my ass, in two weeks, I’ll have my first year of grad school under my belt!