Monday, August 2, 2010

Knowing We All Go Through The Same Reality

If you look at my blog header it's an idyllic setting isn't it?  I would love to live there.  The old house, the woods, the gently flowing stream...you can almost imagine that it's perfectly 75 degrees every day and the scent of freshly baked bread would greet you as stroll up the walk way.  When you entered the house everything would be neat and dusted, and a pitcher of iced lemon aide would be set out just waiting for that surprise guest.   But I don't live there, it's just an artistic rendering.

They say that reality is what you make it, and there is no place that is more true than on the internet.  Have you ever been to a blog or website where you left feeling inadequate in some way?  You wished you could live that person's life, or have their successful business or maybe even make something half as amazing as what they make?  I hope no one ever goes away from my blog feeling like that.  I kind of doubt they do.  I am a bit too lazy to bother making my life sound perfect and wonderful everyday, I just throw it all out there.

Maybe it's wrong to tell you this, but I am going to anyway.  I was visiting a beautiful blog the other day, and while I enjoyed reading it and looking at all the pretty pictures I felt a bit inferior when I left.  I suppose I should give the impression that I am successful all the time and have supreme confidence in all that I do, but I don't.  I thought to myself boy I wish I had that kind of talent in my work and that my blog was so pretty and worded as nicely.  I came back and looked at my own convinced I should change it because it seemed so dull in comparison.  But then I gave my myself one of those mental smacks upside the head. I was buying into it.  Now I am not saying they didn't have a nice life or a lot of talent, they did.  But I also realized that they were probably omitting a lot of stuff.  They have bad days and self doubts, they look at other people's work or blog and think it's better than their own.

We all go through that same reality, some of us just choose to post it and some don't.  So the next time you go away from someones blog or site and wish that you could be so clever or talented or good or have their life...don't do it.  They have just as much junk going on as you do.

9 comments:

SilverNikNats said...

I would just like to say I LOVE your blog! I think its wonderful that you are so open with you thoughs and feelings and feel really lucky to be able to read it. Oh and I love the odd random thoughs that you some times post that make me wonder about many diffrent things! keep up the good work! x

KellyJo said...

And I gots a lot of JUNK!!!
Thanks again, Kelly, for being real!

Amanda said...

I know what you mean....I just think, like you say, they choose not to post too much 'real' life. Personally I like your style, open and honest but each to their own.

soggibottom said...

The old house, the woods, the gently flowing stream... . wow, 75 degress every day.. no don't bake bread.. so it isn't me then :-)
Phew.... you were starting to give me a complex :-)
Isn't it great that every one is "themselves"....
Just the way it should be...
Be You.
x x x

The Littlest Thistle said...

I only use my blog to post about my bears, but I set it up specifically for business purposes, I don't think the world is ready for my neuroses just yet lol. It's not that I have anything against life, it would just need a whole 'nother blog :oD I enjoy your blog, and admire those that share, so thank you for that. Don't think my plain blog will be scaring anyone though lol

All Bear said...

Hear hear Kelly! Well said. Still love your blog header and would love to move to that beautiful spot and gaze at the view with that gorgeous bear of yours beside me though! ;o)

Heather said...

I have to say I love your blog too, I like that it's an 'everything here, and anything goes' kind of place...

Miz said...

Most of the blogs I read have so many gorgeous pictures of where people live, eat and work...along with their lovely projects. Definitely creates a little green eyed monster sometimes, even if I know it's mostly artifice.

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