A few days ago, my awesome MIL sent me this link, and after reading this, it seems like the "secret" to happiness my be just be completely accepting of who you are, and where you are at in you life. Could it really be that simple? The latter comes pretty easy for me, as every day I feel like I should pinch myself to make sure my family and my surroundings are real, but the first is definitely something I struggle with. It always seems like there is someone smarter, more talented, a better writer, a more patient mom, a more inspired blogger, a sexier wife who has better hair, porcelain skin, a smaller nose, thicker eyebrows, better abs (my failure checklist) who just somehow manages it pull it all off while running some sort of multi million dollar corporation that she created in her living room using only her creativity and amazing sense of style. I always find it so hard not to compare myself to what my idea of "perfect" is, and wonder if that kind of perfection will ever be attainable. At the same time, I see (and envy) women who are in the second half of their lives who embrace aging and their lot in life, rather that trying to fight against it, that in the end they look younger and truly seem much happier. I think it's time that maybe we (those of you in the same boat as me) take this same approach and apply it to the time in our lives when we actually are young, and are truly in our prime. My 33rd birthday is right around the corner, and if it's supposed to be the best time of my life, I refuse to wait even one minute of it negatively comparing myself to someone else!!! Who's with me?
Here is some Pinspiration to get us started!