However, sometimes I think we (especially women) can compare ourselves to others' profile pictures, Facebook posts, blog posts, etc. This is so self defeating and I don't think anyone intends for their "highlights" to have that effect on others. So, in the same we highlight the highlights, I think it's important to highlight the low lights and show off our imperfections to the world.
Like right now for instance. Perhaps one may think I am in a coffee shop, sipping a brew, looking all "I'm so creative and cool" and pumping music in my ears while I write a post. Well folks, take a look at this glamour shot:
Other Perfect imperfections of ours:
-My couch still smells like Italian cream because a full mug of coffee was spilled on it this weekend.
-In addition to the coffee stench, I also have a sandwich worth of crumbs in the cushion cracks because sometimes we let Everett eat on the couch, and sometimes he spills, and sometimes we don't clean it up.
-Don't ever EVER look under my bed. I bet you could fill a large garbage bag full with all the dog hair and dust gathered under there. I'm lazy and only clean it once a year. Ew.
-I'm usually the annoying one that puts an empty box, carton, bag back in the pantry or fridge. Why not throw it away? Who knows!
-We finally got Axle dog food. For two days we were feeding him scraps and PB & J.
-I squished a bug on the wall last night. It's still there.
-My kid knows most of the Sprout, Nick Jr. and Disney shows/characters because sometimes we just get so exasperated we plead him to plop in front of the tv.
-He doesn't have a set bedtime. It ranges from 7:30-10:00 sometimes. It works for him. It works for us.
There are so many more---I'll be sure to highlight them more often. Because I think it's important that you see my imperfections and that I don't have it all together and that it's OK!
Don't ever compare yourself to others.
"Comparison is the thief of joy"