A few nights ago, I collapsed on the couch after tucking my children into bed, and I thought I’d look through a few blogs before heading out to a baby shower. As I looked through a seemingly-endless stream of perfectly-decorated homes, darling crafts, and breathtaking photography, I started to feel like an absolute zero.
I know this is an issue that haunts women all over the world. We compare ourselves to impossible standards, we focus on our flaws, and we think that we will never “measure up,” but the truth is that we each have something unique to contribute to the world–online and offline.
It’s time to stop feeling like “losers” and get on with doing what we’re really meant to do.
(As a side note, I took a class at the Mom 2.0 Summit where I learned what it takes to make great videos, but I haven’t quite figured out how to add the right music, get the right lighting, etc…
I attempted to make the recording with Spencer on my lap. Not a practice I would recommend, but once I got him down for a nap I was all set.
Principle #1: It’s okay if someone else does something better than we do.
Principle #2: You do the best you can with what you have.
Principle #3: Identify what you like about impressive people on the web and find ways to incorporate those things into your own life.
Principle #4: Be your best YOU, and focus on where you need to go (not on what everyone thinks about you).
Principle #5: Think hard about where your insecurities are coming from. Is there something that you could improve in your life that would help you feel more confident?
Principle #6: Although there are many ways you can contribute to the world through the Internet, remember that your family deserves the very best part of you. When you focus on loving those within your own home, you will NEVER feel like a “loser.”
Is it helpful to have video incorporated into an essay or would you rather just have the whole thing written out so you can skim through quickly? It takes a lot of time to edit the videos, post them to YouTube, and embed them in these essays, but if you like “joining me in my family room for a little talk,” then I’m happy to do it.
Photo by Graur Razavan Ionut at www.freedigitalphotos.net
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