My Name Is Snickerdoodle: Bloggity blogs

10.15.2008

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Okay, most days I just sit in front of the computer surfing sites (mostly blogs) making myself feel horrible that my life isn't like theirs. *Yes this is going to be another one of those posts from me so feel free to click your go back button and skip this ranting.* Somedays, I do feel inspired by what I read and see, but somedays I linger just a little too long and find myself spiraling down the depressing rode of the "grass is always greener on the other side" sites. Today is one of those days. HOWEVER, I am going to choose not to let it get the best of me this time around. So what do I do? I blog about it.

First of all, why am I letting a complete stranger's words affect my self esteem? They have their lives and I have mine. Whatever they do is great for them. My life is not perfect nor do I think I am perfect by any means. But, I like my life and I like to blog about most of it. I know my blog is totally random, but that is me. I surely hope that no one has ever felt sad when reading my blog. If you have, I apologize. Just know that my laundry is piled up behind me, I have a 3 new breakouts on my face, and we are having left overs for dinner!

So if you feel the same way I do sometimes...don't go down that road any further. Make a little u-turn and go fertilize/water your own grass. It will get greener over time. I promise.

In celebration of your u-turn, post one of your favorite sites that just makes you happy! I just found this one yesterday and have been seeing it everywhere since...I am so behind the times somedays!

14 comments:

  1. You are a beautiful gem of a person. I am so lucky to call you a new friend. I just love you!!!

    And I love Bakerella as well. Call me! We need to hang out soon.

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  2. I love Bakerealla too. If you like her you will also like the pink cake box website....SO FUN! If you click on my blog and scroll down to cake sites you'll see it.

    I'm also loving the nieniedialogs. You may have heard of her. She and her husband just recently got in a plane crash and are in critical condition in Arizona. She is an amazing LDS woman with 4 SMALL children. Her post along with her sisters up to date post on their state help me keep in prospective that although my life may not be perfect and they maybe things I want to change, their are people out there who are struggling far worse than me. And when I get alittle irritated with my kids, I remember Nienie and the fact that she isn't with her kids right now!
    Check it out!
    www.nieniedialogues.blogspot.com

    I think your fabulous, even though we have never met! your craftiness and recipes inspire me!

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  3. i hadn't heard of that blog or the one in the last post...i'll have to check them out...

    the grass does always look greener...you don't see all the stresses of what THEIR life is like...and most people don't air THOSE really bad (chaotic)things...so it all looks good. i can't imagine that you neglect all your wifey duties;0) and actually let clothes pile up...i refuse to believe that and want to be you when i grow up!

    i discovered daytrotter.com a month or so ago...they have free cool fresh new music that you can download. awesome artists who do little bios and perform a few songs for the readers.

    love ya! kisses for the big little guy!

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  4. Today was a stressful day at work. My brain is on overload. Live in some one shoes for a day and you wont want it. Our life is better than some one else's. Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus. Keep your dreams alive. Go out and do something you have never done before. Have fun. That is what I need to do.

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  5. I appreciate your words in this post. YOU inspire me!

    I have to echo what Lacey said about Stephanie Nielson's nieniedialogues.com. I am an avid follower of this site and always will be.

    If you have not already, you might also take a look at cjanerun.blogspot.com...She is the sister of Stephanie & provides daily updates on the couples recovery and current happenings with their children, who she is now caring for. This site is always an inspiration & a beautiful start to my day.

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  6. we definitely must be separated at birth. I am kind of feeling this way today. I'll have to hunt up some of my faves and holla at ya later

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  7. Your to cute. I love that you post what every one is feeling some day's but wont admit it. You must know that your blog is one of "those" blogs that make people wish they were you. With all your craftiness and fun ideas you might make some one like me go crazy (but in a good way). Love ya tons

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  8. I am so sorry that my luxury blog is making you feel bad about yourself. HAHAHAHA. If it makes you feel any better, I also have 3 new breakouts. Mine are on the vermilion border (fancy term for the border between your lips and skin). And, they hurt like H*ll. So, I hope you have a happy day!

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  9. I have noticed MANY women in the bloggity world feeling this way - it seems that we as women are always comparing ourselves to others. You wrote the truth of it: if we do, we come up short, always! Personal blogging is interesting because we want to be a mix of reality and positive outlook for people who read it. To help myself not think this way, I try to make sure who I am blogging for. It is a type of history for our friends and families. Do we have to blog about every time the laundry drowns us? Not every time (dirty laundry isn't always pretty) but maybe it is good to acknowledge we are imperfect people striving for perfection. I love how generous women are on blogs sharing their talents and openly complimenting others for their talents. It is beautiful. I remind myself of this often and say my mantra, "To thine own self be true and be optimistic of others' intentions." Can you tell I've thought about this? LOL!

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  10. Hi Amy. I don't think you know me, but I grew up with Ian in the Forest Hill Ward (ask Ian if he knows the Fowkes Fam, I know he will!) And I think you actually made my sister, Mandie's groom's cake! Anyway, I had this same experience with feeling down on myself and I'd imagine you may be surprised I felt that way after finding your blog a few weeks ago. So clean, such fun things you post about, SUCH cute pics of Lliam. Made me want to do more with mine, to take more pictures. But alas, I decided to just use it as inspiration to do more and be better. So you never know who may be out there reading and I'm happy to know I'm not the only one who feels that way sometimes!

    By the way, I've never read Twilight! Convince me! ;)

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  11. Hi Ames!
    loved this post. i too have felt those same emotions many times and i decided to do two things: one, i limit my time blog-surfing each day. if there are particular blogs that make me feel inferior or leave me longing, i won't visit them but once a week, if that. two, i decided to use other's blogs as inspiration and/or information only. i know what i am capable of - so when i go to a cute baking blog or a blog about fitness ... i know my limits and i use the information as just that, information.
    your blog is one of my favorites and i gotta tell you, i have never left your blog feeling anything but inspired, happy and optimistic. (sometimes i miss you - that's the only time i feel sad!) keep posting, you don't know how many people visit your blog and it makes there day, like me!

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  12. Ummm, the grass isn't greener in WY, its brown now!
    You are awesome, one of my favorite people in fact! Never forget!

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  13. Okay, I'm a little behind on your blog, but I know you read mine and so you know I can relate. I almost quit the blogging world for that very reason a few weeks ago- I was tired of feeling "not good enough." That's when I posted my Strong Woman post about being real. I think you are amazingly talented and I love you!

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  14. amy (rest of your full name here)! I love you with all of my heart! you are seriously one of the most beautiful and wonderful person that know or will ever met! I love that you turn your stuggle into something uplifting and inspirational for everyone - so wonderfully you! i personally always need a good watering :P And like i've said before, anytime you feel at all down you just give me a call because i could go off for hours about how incredible you are! and it is all 100% true! love you so much girl!

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