This has been on my mind a lot lately. How media has corrupted up and made us “want more, want what she has, shop here, shop there, eat this, go buy these groceries”
This hits me because I see a cute shirt while searching my weakness hashtag #teacherstyle…Also, as I look at clean recipes I feel I NEED to go get those groceries ASAP to eat like “them”.
My mindset completely shifted this last week and began to think, “wait, what?”
My husband and I are setting up a 2015 budget, we are going to ROCK and OWN our student loans (his student loans…) so I realized I can’t be buying these fun glamorous clothes to dress cute (but to simply use my closet to recreate that outfit I had already), I also can’t be getting this fancy paleo flours, sugars, etc. but I can eat/healthy/TASTY with cheap tuna, eggs and oatmeal! 🙂
So here is my thought, we don’t look the happiest.
This was a rough day. My husband and I are both very stubborn so when something bothers another we don’t like to fess up it’s “my” fault. I, however, do like to talk things out (what? I’m a female…) and he completely clams up.
So there was tension with us on this day. We were watching the Superbowl, and I wanted a family selfie. Kirbee is bossing already, Taylor never smiles, so it looked like my perfect little family. I was going to post this glamorous post and I did say “one happy family” but it was sarcastic for this reason.
How many people are PERFECT behind the scenes of their social media page? You can post a cute coffee cup as you’re under a cute blankie (maybe about to go to work but no one knows) and instantly people see that picture and ‘want that”. We no longer want to go to work, and work hard, but to want to earn the title to stay home.
We follow fitness gals, boom we want abs.
We follow “perfect” Christian role models and then we are feeling guilty for not living a perfect life like them. (psst. they’re not perfect, and it’s OK that you aren’t either!)
My moral of this blabble, live your life…be you. You can only be the best you that you can be. You will never be someone else. Instead of me mad that I have to go to work, I am GRATEFUL for a job that is great to work around with family, with benefits and for a job period. I have had such a better outlook in my classroom and it affected EVERYONE in that room. My passion is back.
**I will also continue my side passion of fitness/training and coaching!! 😉
Please. keep your eyes focused on YOUR goals. And don’t let life make you look left or right. Keep moving forward, and remember there is a scene behind the social media.