Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Oh woe is me....

So I was going about my day, thinking I'm minding my own business, when WHAM! Out of nowhere I am hit with Woefulness! Oh how I HATE that when it happens. So I had to sit down and think a minute...'where did this cloak of dispair begin to drape over me?' And then it occured to me...I had been visiting several blogs this morning and I noticed my thoughts as I viewed them: "Gosh, look at HER pictures~they look so professional. Mine look so dorky."
"Oh! Her house is so beautifully decorated! Like a showroom, model home, cozy place I'd like to be" (Depending which blog I was looking at at the time.)
"She's so witty and funny AND creative and talented.~ I feel so inept and inadequate."
Then I got up from my computer, walked out of the office and Woefulness was waiting right outside the door waiting to attack.SIGH.
Does anyone out there relate?
My goodness, comparisons can get one in such a state of  defeat that one barely has the energy to set a vase of flowers on a table and call it a day.
I realize how important it is for me to keep track of my thoughts and what 'track' they're heading on...self-defeat or self-triumph? Why is it so hard to rejoice and recognize the talents in other's and not believe you have the same ability?
The rest of today I am going to be mulling this thought over and over in my head:
Finally (sisters), whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable~if anything is excellent or praiseworthy~think about such things...
Philippians 4:8


  1. Oh. My. Goodness! Just like you told me in my comments, we've practically written the same post on the same day!! (Insert Twilight Zone theme music here...) heh... Well, as you can plainly tell, yes! I certainly can relate. This is so weird, huh? But fun! I had to keep from bursting out laughing, (I put my T-shirt in front of my mouth), since Tom is sleeping in the next room, but it was so hard not to hoot out loud while reading my exact thoughts in *your* post! Let's hang in there together, ok? Hugs, Debra

  2. Girlfriend, I can SO relate! Especially when it comes to the pics I've taken...noob photographer here! I feel pretty okay about my writing, since I was working towards a journalism degree before veering off into medicine. But I too look around my own home and bemoan the fact that it doesn't even come close to looking as drop-dead gorgeous as some of the other abodes.
    For what it's worth, I think you have plenty to offer, and I'm behind ya 110%!
    ~ Anne

  3. Let's get this straight right now, sugar; you are adorable, pix are beautiful, your house is drool-worthy and ya live in great Northern California. Your abilities are definitely YOURS, not someone else's. We all struggle and I KNOW it is the evil one trying to bring you down. Just get on your knees and pray for those feelings to go away, chickee. You have abilities that even I have tried to duplicate with draping lace over my bathroom mirror! So now, go out and get a huge ice cream from ColdStone Creamery and drown those sorrows. Pitiful ain't gonna work, sweetpea! You're the tops!!!!

  4. Hmmmm, I come to your blog ALL the TIME...why??? cuz I like it! We all have things we wish we could do differently, better, as good as...but, we do what we do do, cuz that is OUR gift, talent....
    You have what my mom called "a down in the dumps day". Time to roll out that hidden chocolate...cup of tea, warm bath. Tomorrow, post a lovely, as good as you can do picture, tell us about it and we will be here.
    Now, where did I hide that chocolate??????

  5. Girl,
    Have you been peekin in my window. I haven't really blogged for some time now. Just an occasional post but I have taken pictures after picture with ideas but I too start that comparison thing and so the pictures sit in my camera.
    I even heard my heart say the very same verse you wrote.
    You are good for me sister! Thanks for pulling my head out of my woe.
    Love ya

  6. I completely understand where you are coming from. Of course, a lot of these women are designers and me... well... not so much. That's ok!! If they laugh at me, maybe they will take a small amount of pity on me and help me make it look better!! :) Besides, your blog looks much more out together than mine. I am sure there is someone out there that would say that about mine. Some people just have that special knack. I am doing my darndest to get that knack, but until I do I make really good desserts and cookies!! Tat comes in especially handy when I am in the midst of a pity party!! Thanks for this post!! It helps us to keep things in perspective!! ;)