I love pinterest. It's a visually stimulating source of inspiration. Or, at least the intention is there.
However, it makes me feel terribly inadequate.
I have pinned a hundred or so things since joining this site...from cute outfits to DIY projects that I would love to try to recipes that I would love to make.
You know how many of those things I have actually done?
One. It was a crockpot recipe I found that has three ingredients. Yes, three. And even that was slightly more complicated than I had the motivation for. It got made, but I spent a good ten minutes in the store trying to find a particular brand and flavor of barbeque sauce for my chicken, thereby eliminating the chances that it will get made a second time.
Along with the one recipe that I made, I am trying to be more "decorative." You know what being more "decorative" means to me? Buying an ugly bowl and placing it on my bookshelf.
<-- Ugly Bowl
This bowl has no function, yet made me feel like I was well on my way to being the proud decorator of one of the gorgeous decorated rooms I see on pinterest. For about a minute. Then I realized the bowl had no function and was really just taking up valuable book space.
I have also been making an attempt at being more fashionable, like all of those well thought out and color coordinated outfits that you see on Pinterest. I have bought more accessories and have been attempting to mix color palettes and patterns. Really what resulted was something along these lines:
Consistency is key, right?
Pinterest is the home of countless Martha Stewarts and fashionistas with an eye for what looks good. And it's also home to the people that stalk them and turn green with envy, like me.
Pinterest makes me painfully aware that I just don't have any creativity, motivation, or talent.
Thanks Pinterest. As if I needed another self-esteem killer.