Comparison Really is the Thief of All Joy




Awhile back I wrote a couple of blog posts about having anxiety and how I deal with it. Well, I wrote those posts, promised to be more vulnerable on the blog then didn't really give that promise much more thought.

I think back to a time this summer where I felt super empty, none of my internship prospects were working out while it seemed like all of my friends were living their absolute best lives. I felt like I was drowning in online classes that I absolutely hated and I just felt like I wasn't good enough. Essentially I was falling prey to comparison and it sucked.

But as I look back at that summer, with a plate that is quite nearly spilling over and a life that fulls so full I'm eternally grateful to that summer. That sounds crazy, right? Well, let me explain. I'm thankful for a summer that forced me to get to know myself in a way that I never would've. I'm thankful for a summer that forced me to separate my worth from my accomplishments. But, most of all I'm thankful for people who offered a shoulder to lean on when I wasn't all that fun to be around.

Life gets a little hard sometimes and that doesn't make you any less worthy of the success that's coming your way. Just in case you get caught in the tides of comparison, know that it happens to us all. Know that no one's life is as picture-perfect as you may think but that's the fun in it.

I hope that sharing this experience can offer you a little bit of encouragement for your week and that we can combat comparison together.

Until next time,
Autumn

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