Wednesday, July 21, 2010
what you don't see
I had a conversation a few days ago with a friend/neighbor about how we (women/moms) tend to compare ourselves to others. but, it seems that we usually are comparing our worst to others best. She said that she had talked to other friends/neighbors that feel that there is a lot of competition going on. Well, it must be kind of like my 1/2 marathon a few months ago: I'm so far behind in the race that I don't even know there is a competition. I don't really feel pressure to be a certain way, or do a certain thing. If anything, I am inspired by the achievements of those around me (and in the blogging world). I don't really feel pressure from outside. For me, it's the expectations that I set for myself that cause me to feel overwhelmed or underachieving.
My friend (from Kirksville, now in AZ) posted something about this on her blog a while back. (And BTW, this gal has 6 kids, gardens, cans fruit and veggies, quilts, scrapbooks, and does lots of other impressive things.) It is called "What you don't see" and you can read it here.
So, just to make you all feel better, I thought I would give you a glimpse of my kitchen right now. Just be glad you didn't get a view of the laundry room, bathroom, or the kitchen sink.
You are welcome.