Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Best piece of advice

Whatever you do... read this post and take my advice. I am about to rock your world.

If I could give anyone advice in this world, it'd be this: don't compare your life to other people's lives. This is something I also work on because yes, it can be difficult. I'll be honest though, it drives me absolutely bonkers when people compare their lives to mine or someone else's. You never know what other peoples lives consist of. The green is NOT greener on the other side; it's green where you water it.

I could throw out examples all day long, but I'll give you two that popped in my noggin:

+ I decided to go back to college to get my master's degree. Once I told certain people, they said, "Well since you're getting yours, I might as well get mine too." Umm, no. Just because I am getting mine doesn't mean you gotta jump on the bandwagon. If you do it for yourself, that's fine... but don't do it just because I am doing it.

+ Hubby and I are definitely "middle class" economically; not rich, not poor. But one of my in-laws rolls in money (in other words, their parents are rich). You'd think they'd be livin a nice life, right?! Negative, ghost rider. This in-law is a super negative person that may never known the true meaning of happiness. Money does NOT buy happiness.

Everyone is on their own journey. And that's how it should remain. Just because I'm at a certain path in my life doesn't mean you should be too. My advice: Live for YOU and don't compare your life to other people's.
Linking up with Jenni for Blog Everyday in May.

11 comments:

  1. LOVE THIS! Such good advice. We're always comparing ourselves to other people but it's just not realistic... everyone is different! "Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle" couldn't be a better quote! I'm stealing it ;)

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  2. Love this advice, so true! And love your blog, came across it via Blog Every Day in May.

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  3. SOOOO true! People always portray the positive things. You never know what people are going through behind closed doors.

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  4. I really love this and it's so true!
    I also totally agree money does not buy happiness.

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  5. Awh yes! This is the point that I was getting to in my post. I'll never understand why people change who they are to be more like someone else. Be yourself!

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  6. Very true. I am not gonna lie sometimes blogging makes it REALLY hard to not compare your life with others and wedding planning has made it even worse

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  7. Amazing advice. I especially like the first one because I am sometimes guilty of it when I feel like I should be at a different "place" in life. It definitely helps to stand back and realize that I am exactly where *I* need to be. :)

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  8. This is a perfect reminder and something we all do at times... Maybe I should delete my pinterest account ... It's not easy to NOT compare on there.

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  9. Excellent point. From kindergarten onward we're busy looking at our neighbors and seeing how we measure up. Very foolish, very frustrating. We don't know what hidden sorrows other people must endure.

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  10. This is so true! I'm a lover not a fighter, but if someone pulled that Masters degree line on me I would be not a happy camper

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  11. I'm catching up on all your blog every day posts and love learning more about you! I completely absolutely agree with this and have to remind myself of it often. John and I are sort of like you, middle class, not rich, not poor. We drive average cars, live in an average townhouse and have nice things. I get jealous sometimes of people driving nice cars and have big huge houses and extra nice things and I have to remind myself often that I dont know their circumstances - they could have put themselves in huge debt buying those things.
    Thanks again for the reminder!!

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