Good evening loves! I just tucked Thor into bed and Richard's at the gym, so I felt like chatting with you a bit😊 I hope this text isn't going to be too deep for a Wednesday night, instead more of an inspiring kind, but I want to talk about the subject jealousy. You see, I observe my blog's statistics quite frequently to see what what works and what doesn't, what you like to read more and what less and analyze where most views come from etc. So every now and then, when I see a lot of views coming from different forums, I know there must be a discussion about me. And even though, I shouldn't really read what people are writing about me, cause after all what others think of you is none of your business, right!?πŸ˜‰ But in reality, the temptation is too hard to resist and so I always end up reading what people are saying. About 3-5 years ago when someone said something bad about me I got really sad and those harsh comments often got to me. For example, did you know that all those anonymous commentators say that I look like a horse and I'm described as "a blogger with huge teeth" to anyone why doesn't know me, just to name a few examples... But now those comments just bring a smile to my face. And I think that's for two reasons - firstly because I've developed as a person and I know who I am and what I'm worth no matter what anyone else thinks, and secondly because because really who cares! It's my life and I should live it how ever I want to😊
The reason I'm writing this right now, is not to say that don't write bad things about others (karma's got that covered anyway hehe), but because one other thing I often see people discussing is how much money I make and how can I afford to travel and so on, that on one hand seem like curiosity but on the other, also jealousy. And I absolutely understand that, actually, cause it's so easy to look at someone's photos (from Instagram for example) and get jealous of their lives - their ability to travel, their designer everything, their gorgeous bodies, their perfect relationships and what not! Trust me I know, I've been there myself and sometimes it's hard not to want everything they have and be jealous of someone else's life and not to compare yours to theirs. But you should never-ever do it, because NO ONE is perfect! Believe me, no one's life is perfect, even if it may seem so from the photos. We all have our up's and down's and you never know what that person has been through and has had to sacrifice to be able to have all these things or live that kind of life. For example, when you look at someone with the most amazing body, than know that they have sacrificed a lot to have it. In order to get and stay fit they obviously have made training and healthy living their priority, saying no to all those delicious treats and investing her time to training. Or when you see someone really successful, then to become that successful they've had to study a lot, sacrifice their time with friends and family to work, they've had lots of trials and errors, also lots of failures to get to where they are today. Or let's take ballerinas for example - they look and dance amazing, but do you know how much work and discipline goes into that or have you seen their toes? They've sacrificed their toes for ballet. And that's what it takes!
To take this all together, what I'm trying to say is that don't be jealous of anyone else and don't ever compare your life to others because you don't know what they've been through to have that kind of life. Instead, be inspired! Look at someone who inspires you as a motivation to become better. When you want something, then find a way to get it. Do every day something that gets you closer to who you want to be, don't waste your time on jealousy. Be happy and live your life to the fullest!🌠