Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Being Ok with Me!!

 I used to read a lot more blogs.  I used to search out new ones to read ALL the time.  I loved the exposure to the new and un-thought of.  And by reading different blogs I have been blessed by trying all sorts of new things.  But I know something about myself that makes reading blogs hard sometimes.
 I like to try new things.  There is a lot I want to be good at.  SO when I read something on a blog and I like what I read I think.."Oh, now I want to only eat vegtables grown from my backyard."...or ..."I will never buy another store bought skirt.. I WILL ONLY MAKE MY CLOTHES FROM NOW ON!!"
 While all of those thoughts are really good goals..some of those things are not "me". That is not to say I can't change. Anyone who knew me even 10 years ago would agree that I can change...but part of me will always be me.
 Buy I will say that I often am tempted to "want"  be someone I am not.  I read somone's blog who wear pearls and heels everyday and I walk away feeling like I should be wearing pearls and heels everyday too.  When I read about a mom who sends all her kids to Catholic School and she stays home making cute stuff to sell on Etsy...my mind begins to wander and think..."Hey ...that looks like fun....maybe I should do that too!!"
 But I think the good has out weighed  the bad because when I read about a mom having a hard day but in the end she feels the relief of a simple loving gesture I feel "normal" because that is so me!!
I get influenced by those around me.  I absorb my atmoshpere.  I soak things in and I know I have to be careful of what I let through..because all things are not good for ME!!  Feeling good about me is a work in progress.  Being OK with the fact that I am "ok" at knitting..and "ok" at sewing..and "AWFUL" at gardening is sometimes hard.  But if I sit and think I probably am good at something and that's where I should spend my energy.

Sitting and feeling sorry for myself will get me nowhere.  But keeping myself inspired will always keep me wanting more and better for me and my family.  Knowing God is really in control is what really matter...not me!!  Not the blogs I read or write...Just God!!
 Being happy with the girl God made me is what I hope for and strive for. And really showing that to my kids and learning it myself will make the happiest me I can be...
But thanks to all the bloggers who help me want to make me better all the time!!

7 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful post! I can get caught up in what others are doing. I soon realize that those things may not fit my family.

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  2. You put into words so well exactly how I feel. Even before blogging, I could be so easily affected by those around me, trying to be someone I wasn't. I'm much more comfortable in my own skin now, but I'm still figuring out the "ME". I guess it's the girl who just loves to learn, which is why so many blogs motivate me. Your "plog" is so honest and upbeat and if you're having a bad day, you just share it...I love that. You do an excellent job of keeping it real! Thanks!

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  3. My favorite St Francis de Sales quote is "Be who you are and be that well"
    Blogs can inspire us and they can distract us from our calling. Guess it's a matter of balance

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  4. Well said. As a still working mom I find this is true about those who surround me at work as well. I know what God wants for our family and what we want but sometimes I see other things here and I think hmm, maybe that's a better idea. But no, I keep coming back to the original plan :0)

    Sandra

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  5. Such beautiful pictures! Thanks for this post...I needed it today!

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  6. Such a great post! I'm most definitely trying to figure out ME and trying to get to a point where I'm not so affected by my surroundings (in real life or blog life).

    I'm loving your blog, BTW, and I think we may actually live near each other, based on some things I've seen in your posts. Thanks for sharing!

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