Excellent and timely advice since I am the Queen of Unrealistic Expectations this week.
I started to write a blog post on Monday, but ended up on Pinterest.
I said to the dog on Tuesday, “I really should write that blog post,” and then spent more time on Pinterest.
I thought about writing a post on Wednesday, but reality got in the way. And Pinterest.
Can you say the same? Or are you still a “Pin-occent?”
According to their website:
Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.
Our goal is to connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting.
That sounds great in theory…instead of clipping all those recipes, decorating ideas, and shopping finds (hypothetically speaking, because you won’t find them on this “hate-to-shop” person’s boards), you can create a pinboard for each category and keep them all in one place. Instead of stuffing all those articles and ideas in a file or box next to the refrigerator, with Pinterest, you’re now forced to look at them every time you visit.
Can you imagine the guilt?
I often ask myself, “Why am I spending time here when I could be repurposing old t-shirts and churning my own butter?”
Because it’s easy to collect these things and pretend we’re going to use them all.
Like recipes. Though I love to cook and I enjoy trying new dishes, each addition to my “Make Me” board is another of the hundreds of recipes that I’ve already gathered and have not yet made.
Nevertheless, I mean well.
Perhaps we’re all doing the same. With every pin, our friends and followers assume we’re one of those women that actually do all of these things.
Or perhaps not.
Maybe pinning dream vacations and perfect houses are our way of accepting what we have—and admitting that “perfection” is not necessarily reality.
What do you think?