Sometimes I’m jealous. I’ve been blogging a long time and I’m a strong writer. I’m a creative, smart and out-of-the-box kind of gal. I’m an honest and ethical reviewer. Most of the time I’m a pretty nice person (although I can take awhile to get to know). And, as I’ve said in the past, I don’t blog for the stuff. But still… it’s hard to see other bloggers get opportunity after opportunity, even when I know they work hard, too. And, yeah, my blog is smaller, but you can bet it would grow pretty fast if Disney dubbed me one of their official mom bloggers. [Yes, that’s just an example of a brand that I adore.]
I’m not the only blogger who feels a bit left out sometimes.
But, since it’s not about the stuff (or even the trips), I have to remind myself to keep things in perspective. I mean, I assume that someone will eventually invite me somewhere interesting. Then again, maybe not. Either way, I know I’m a fortunate person:
I have what I really want.
I have what I really need.
I’m on the right path.
I have my own income.
I have my own name.
And somehow, when I’m at my most frustrated, something wonderful comes along. It’s never what I thought I wanted. And it’s rarely what I thought I needed. Still, it’s always the next piece of solid footing on my path. The right path for me.
The truth is that when I stop looking at what I don’t have, I’m amazed by all that I do. And that’s what keeps me going.