Friday, August 29, 2014

Always a good reminder...

I saw this saying some time ago and it hit home. I think we can all say
that there has been a moment in our lives that we compare our stage in life
with someone else's and feel we've fallen short because we want to be 
in their stage of life. I am no exception. It is something I've done too many times
to care for and at the end of the day I've always come up short. But when I really
start to dissect why I'm feeling this way, I realize the feeling of inadequacy has nothing
to do with the comparison of another person to myself, but everything to do with how
I view myself, my life, my situation.

I can only be my best self, my progress can't be measured with someone else's progress.
Yes I can glean and learn from others' successes and mistakes, but my path is mine and mine alone. 
The fact is no two lives are the same; similar, yes, the same, no. There is peace and comfort in 
that, because living in a time when we are constantly bombarded with social media posts and photo's
it's too easy to get caught up in where we fall short. But the reminder that we're all in different 
chapters, truly put things into perspective for me.

On that happy note I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

As of late...

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I can't believe summer is coming to an end! Does anyone else feel like you blinked
and now autumn is creeping its way in on us? The good thing is I love autumn, so I'll
take it, but I have been relishing in the summer weather. I'm planning on soaking up
the last bit of summer with family, friends, the pool and a good book.

Here's some recent photo's from my instagram that have captured my life as of late.
1 & 2. Went to a friends cabin at Fish Lake
3 & 4. Boating with friends/Evening walks lit by the sunset
5 & 6. My brother and his wife got sealed in the LDS temple/Utah Symphony concert at Deer Valley
7 & 8. Hiking up by Sundance/The wind blew my dress up in a parking lot, embarrassing much?
9 & 10. Favorite summer meal: caprese salad/Suggles with my nephew