Do you ever get that, "Man, I'm just not good/pretty/talented/smart/amazing enough" feeling?
Lately, it seems like it's creeping up on me more often than I'd like.
Usually right after I finish perusing through my Google Reader... which is embarrassing, because that means that feeling is being caused by me comparing myself to other bloggers.
It's not something I want to admit to, but if I'm being honest, it's true.
Why do we compare ourselves to others?
Seriously, why? All it does is bring us down.
Sure, I'm never going to be the most-pinned,
the best writer,
the most stylish,
or any of those materialistic, frivolous, comparable things... and that's OK, because you know what I am?
I am me.
And that's just the way I like it.
Comparing myself to someone else is literally like comparing apples to oranges.
No one else will ever be just like me.
No one else can make Daniel smile like I can.
No one else laughs just the way I do,
or dresses exactly the same as me,
or knows how I think.
Part of what makes us special is that we are all individuals.
Sure, I fit into that category of a "lifestyle" blogger... but no one else has exactly my same tags, my same voice, or the same feeling that my blog has.
I choose the blogs I read on a daily basis because each brings me something special that is so different than what I have to offer... it is refreshing to see the different styles, habits, writing, and photos.
But I need to stop comparing.
Because the thing is—I am good.
I am smart.
And I am pretty darn amazing.
I don't have to be the best to be just the way I am—just me.
So today, as you read this or the other blogs you read... throw any negative thoughts out the window.
Thanks for being you.