A few days back, i was reading through my blog feed and scrolling through instagram, and i kept feeling this pang of jealousy creeping up on me. That persons street looks nicer than mine or that persons coffee shop looks better than mine. I often compare what i have to what others have without seeing or knowing the full story. The grass is always greener on the other side!
Lately, i have this urge to get away from all that is familiar. When you are set in the same routine with the same walk to and from pre-school and the same aisles in the supermarkets, it can become very suppressing. I found myself wanting to just fly to somewhere that i didn't know and explore and find new places and discover new people. I ended up having to put my laptop away and have a serious think about why i was feeling like this. When i thought about it a bit longer, i don't think being away from home is what i really want or need. I think i need to appreciate what i have more.
I want to rediscover the beauty around me. The beauty i walk past everyday on the way to pre-school or on the way to the supermarket. I want to turn these feelings around and really appreciate what i have around me. I guess everyone feels this at some point. Its one of the negatives about being a blogger. You are constantly drawn into others life's and things always look so much nicer in their walk of life. But you never see the full story or see the full 360 degree's of that picture they shared. I hate being a jealous person and it is something i want and need to change. I am challenging myself to take more pictures of the beauty around me. I want to take everyday pictures of things i walk past everyday but never really "see".
Over the next few weeks, i shall be sharing my heart. I think its important sometimes to challenge yourself and take a step back to figure out why you feel certain feelings that you have. I let things play heavy on my heart and when i feel something too much, it takes over a little. Finding new and challenging ways to deal with these struggles is something i have been working on.
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