I’d really intended in participating in NABLOPOMO, but no sooner had I let that candle, did the flame go out. Them’s the breaks.
I was thinking recently (again) about how much the internet has changed. I tweeted earlier that so much of what we see is a gigantic commercial. But it’s not just advertisers. Bloggers are presenting to you these lifestyles, most of which few of us would be lucky to be a part of & we lap it all up because shiny photos taken with a DSLR tell us that this is the kind of life we need to have. But here’s the thing – and I know you already know this – it isn’t. The life you have, that one you’ve made for yourself without a $1500 handbag (that someone was gifted) is okay. Happiness isn’t about the stuff, although the stuff is nice :)
The beauty of the internet is that we can all tell our own stories the way that we want to. That doesn’t mean that behind all the stuff that there isn’t…more stuff, and I think it’s important to keep that in mind.
Yes, I love this life I live – so much. But is it perfect? Nope. Far from it. I could use more savings, less internet, more volunteering, less shopping – but I’m just like you, a work in progress. This means that sometimes I spend a little too much & my bank account dwindles to an uncomfortable place. It means that sometimes I argue with my husband before I hug the everloving crap out of him. Nothing is perfect and truthfully without the imperfections, things would be a lot less interesting.
As much as I make proclamations about how much I love Fall/Winter (and I do) I can’t even lie about how my mood has been affected by the change in the weather. My poor husband has had to talk me down from ye olde proverbial ledge several times today, at least once it involved tears. I know as soon as my body adjusts I’ll feel better but in the meantime I’ll be buried under my covers, waiting to hate summer again.