some people are just so good at presenting themselves. it can be a little depressing. their lives look so tidy. so put together. so perfect. and it's hard for me not to compare myself. not to do a mental side by side, tallying up their accomplishments next to my own. and i almost always fall short. and it can so easily make me feel flawed. and grossly inadequate.

reading this was just the reality check i needed.

"We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives. We have to decide what is important and then move along at a pace that is comfortable for us. We have to develop the maturity to stop trying to prove something. We have to learn to be content with what we are."
- Marjorie Pay Hinckley

i'm still working on that level of maturity. the level where i can honestly say i'm not trying to prove anything. the level where i truly recognize that life is not meant to be tidy, put together, or perfect. the level where i can be completely content with what i am.