So my Pinterest self is pretty awesome. She has daily preschool activities for her children. She does clever things like uses a hair straightener to iron clothes or she turns the pant clip from a store clothes hanger into a chip bag closer. She knows 10 make at home cleaning solutions, 13 things your camera wishes you knew, and 101 ways to use your first sewing machine. She’s pretty fantastic, right?
But the fact is, she isn’t me.
Through pinning a little bit of this and a little bit of that (essentially fragments of bragging moments from several OTHER people), I created this version of an unrealistic, ideal me and often feel that my real self looks rather pathetic compared to her.
And today, while knee-deep in pinning this and pinning that, I came across this beautiful quote:
“Please don’t nag yourself with thoughts of failure. Do not set goals far beyond your capacity to achieve. Simply do what you can do, in the best way you know, and the Lord will accept of your effort.”
–Gordon B. Hinckley
That’s why I decided to take on this “Be Your Pinterest Self” project.
My goal? Do 5 things a week that are on Pinterest. This could be a recipe, an activity for kids, an outfit idea, etc. The point is…if your Pinterest Self looks pretty good, why not emulate her, right? BUT, that is with one caution, don’t envy her to the point where you feel like a failure. Embrace that ideal woman as just that, IDEAL–and you, in your imperfect form, striving to just do your best if far more beautiful.
I want to cherish the giddiness I feel when I do these out of ordinary Pinterest projects that make me feel like I went just a bit above the average effort. I often joke that iI never actually DO anything on my Pinterest page. So why not do those little things that make me feel a little awesome?
I hope you will take the challenge with me. If you have a blog, it would be great if you could link up and share the things you are doing with Pinterest (but please be sure to cite your Pinterest source, no idea copying!).
Have fun everyone! And please check in and tell me all of the fun, inspiring things you are doing!