Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pinterest perfect

Do you ever feel cheated by Pinterest?

I do. 

I'm sure you're probably blanching about now.

I pin everything.

Seriously. I'm obnoxiously pin-happy.

The problem is that I never close out of Pinterest feeling better about myself. I never feel uplifted, happy, or content with my life. In fact, I feel just the opposite. (I'm writing this not two minutes after I just closed my Pinterest tab. Blegh.)

Pinterest makes me want to re-paint my entire house, re-vamp my wardrobe, and go grocery shopping. I'll admit, sometimes it does inspire me. But most of the time, it just depresses me that I don't lead a glamorous life all of the time.

Being addicted to Pinterest  hampers my ability to see the beauty in my own life.

Real life.

My real life - full of ups and downs, a messy house, and an embarrassingly out-of-date closet.

Why yes, I still occasionally wear clothes that I wore in high school.

My newest goal (are you sick of those yet?) is to read a book instead of sit on Pinterest.

I've only read two books for pleasure since Lily was born and that fact mortifies me.

I'm going to start doing more of what I love instead of worrying about what everyone else is doing.

Maybe by dedicating an entire blog post to it, I'll actually accomplish this.

I need a Granny from Downton Abbey to get on my case about it.

Image found via Pinterest. Oh, the irony.


  1. Haha I love the picture. And I TOTALLY agree. After going on a pinterest fast in February, I've decided to only get on when I need to find something. I allow myself to scroll through a few pins if I can't sleep or something, but I'm going to try really hard not to. Oh pinterest!

  2. Totally with you on this. Yeah, sometimes it makes you feel like "I can do that!" but how often do we? It makes me feel too worldly sometimes, I wouldn't worry about my out of date wordrobe if I didn't see all the pinterest postings, or "fashion blogger" ya know?! Good thought.... haha

  3. I've been thinking and writing about these things lately too. I think I feel it more as a mom - seeing all the other moms who seem to have it all together while I have heaps of laundry everywhere! That's not truth though...we're all going through our own sort of crazy, haha! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. Yours is adorable and I'm a new follower! :)

  4. I love Pinterest for the humor page. Everytime I see Lindsay Lohan's cracked out picture, I instantly feel better about myself. There's a positive.