Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bird Poop

Is it totally un-kosher to write 2 posts in one day? I don't know. I'm a beginner, remember? We'll just go with it.

I've been thinking a lot about bird poop.

Social media is so a part of life today. Lately, I've realized how easy it is to look at other people's life stories and only see rainbows, giggling babies, true love, bubble baths and strawberry ice cream.
You know what I've realized? REAL life is something much different than what we normally claim and post it to be.
More often than not, life is snow storms in April; bird poop on a freshly cleaned car; dirty dishes; budgets; empty mailboxes; and unfinished to-do lists. Life is a beautiful thing- every part of it. The bird poop, split ends, sick days and speeding tickets are all part of this human experience we are a part of. Yet all we tend to celebrate and recognize are the bubble baths.

Sometimes, without even realizing it, my brain tells me that there is SOME woman out there living a Pinterest life. You know exactly what I mean. Obviously, this Pinterest woman has a perfect body and runs marathons every weekend. Obviously, she owns a huge, immaculate, flawlessly decorated house; has adorable children who obviously just smile and cuddle all the time. Obviously, she had a perfect wedding with a dreamy husband, has a never-ending wardrobe of designer clothes. Obviously, she just spends her day making cute little crafts and just eats yummy food that she's made all day long. Also, let’s not forget that obviously, in her spare time, she has traveled the world and she obviously has a never ending bank account that lets her buy everything and anything. Obviously, she never has bird poop on her car.

Obviously NOT, right?

Tell me this: Why then do we get SO disappointed and frustrated and unfulfilled when we don't match up to Pinterest woman?

Life is crazy.
Life is scary.
Life is completely unpredictable.
Life is obviously not perfect but even still life is obviously beautiful.

Today I'm going to try to be a little more grateful for my beautifully flawed and crazy life- bird poop and all. 

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