July 10, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom

Happy Hump-Day, y'all! Does anyone else feel like this week is going so slow? Just me? I'm dying for Friday to come so I can enjoy the wonders of the world. And by the world, I mean Trinidad, but still.. Nothing's a nice mid-week pickup like some Pinterest. That's where I get all my wisdom from.. so without further ado, here's some wisdom for your wednesday!

I chose this one because it really rings true to my heart. Growing up, I always compared myself to everyone else.

Why I wasn't as pretty as this one, as skinny as that one or as smart as either of them. I judged myself pretty harshly and had a really negative image of myself. I always fought so hard to work 100 times harder to try to compete with other people, when they weren't even competing in the first place. I always wanted to be better than them, and I wore myself out pretty young. Comparing myself to others - where I wanted to be, where I should be, where they are - was, and is, one of the main sources of my anxiety. I'd freak out knowing that no matter how hard I tried, I would never do better than that girl in my class, or would never get my dream internship like she did, or my blog would never get as many readers as that one did.

But I'm proud to say I've stopped, and I'm stopping. I would never be happy if I look at others to set the standard of what I should be doing. Helllll no. I'll be setting the standards from now, and that's what I have been doing. I decided how well I wanted to do in school this semester, and I did it. I decided where I wanted to work, and what my opportunities would be, and I did them. I decided what my niche and following would be on this blog, and I'm so proud to say that I completely surpassed them. I'm done comparing myself to anyone else. I will never be you, and you will never be me, and for good reason. It's only when I realized that being different was my strong point that I realized how much I have to offer. I'm not a carbon copy of anyone else, because I choose not to be. And it's because of this, that I'm truly happy. 

I hope you find your happiness, and that you stop comparing yourself to others. Chances are, they aren't as awesome as you are!

Do you struggle with comparing yourself to others? How do you remind yourself that you shouldn't? 

Don't forget to follow me on Pinterest, and check out my word to the wise board - it's where I keep all my inspiration (and there's a lot of it!)
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