Life isn't easy. And no one ever said it would be.
Sure, you look around, and it seems like everyone else's life is easy. They don't have to stress about money. They have their dream job. The 'perfect' marriage. They have well behaved children. They're healthy. But that's just what they want you to see. You don't get to see every second of every minute of every hour of their life.
With that being said, I'm one of those people who compares everything about my life to everyone else's. They have more money. They travel more. Their house is bigger. They can afford to buy expensive clothes. Yada. Yada. Yada. It's not something I'm proud of at all but I am one heck of a jealous person. This past week or so the hubs and I have dealt with quite a few stresses (a leaky roof, finding out my company won't carry spouses on their health plan anymore, etc, etc) These sorts of things get me down and send me in a downward spiral. I feel sorry for myself. For us. And I throw
myself a little pity party. And with all that I find myself comparing my life more and more to everyone...even complete strangers!! I'm not proud of this, but hey, I'm human.
But ya know what?! Life isn't fair. It's not easy. And it's probably never going to be. My motto in life is
'It is what it is.' You can only take life one day at a time. And do the best you can with what you have. I constantly struggle with this. And I probably always will. But I can just hope that this gets easier as I get older...EEKS!! (and wiser of course!) Surrounding yourself with positive people (like the hubs
who never lets me have a pity party for long) in life is key. And I realize that more and more. Just because someone has more money than you, or a bigger house, or nicer clothes, or whatever, doesn't mean you are worth any less. Work hard to reach your goals and have the life you want. But remember to be grateful for all you do have already in this moment.
So remember, one day at a time. One moment at a time. One breath at a time.
And when all else fails...
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!