A blog I have been completely gripped to this past week is Hopes and Dreams.
I think I stumbled across it through a link on Pinterest, but ever since I did, I have read it word for word, right back from when it started in November 2009.
This blog is written predominantly by Jessi, wife to John. Although, John does get his word in every now and again!
In a nut shell (I wouldn’t want to ruin the story for you, obviously you are going to hop right over there once you have read this..) Jessi and John are Latterday Saints and met from a distance at church (I am saying this all in my own words so if anyone feels the need to correct any of the deets then please do comment!) following a rather lovely first date, they got to know each other more and John popped the question.. wedding to follow.. baby to follow that..
That’s all you’re getting from me on the story front, you will have to go and check it out for yourselves for all the nitty-gritty.. They are the perfect level of cute, cheesy, romantic and real.
Anyway.. a post that really caught my eye was this one.
I feel I can relate to it on many levels. I am sure I am not the only one who has read blogs (Hopes and dreams included) and thought ‘I wish my life was that hunky dory..’ or looked through Facebook photos and thought ‘why isn’t my life so exciting and adventurous!?’
But in reality? neither is theirs (as in anybody’s.. not Jessi and Johns.. I am pretty sure theirs is amazing!) but you get my drift.. and the drift of Jessi’s post.
No one has a Facebook album entitled ‘The Bad Times’ do they?! People post the good because that is what is important to focus on.
Everyone faces trials and tribulations, granted, some more that others, but people don’t like to boast about them.
Anyway, I guess what I am saying is this post was a real eye opener for me.
It was a chance for me to realise that I am not the only weirdo out there that thinks everyone else’s life is perfect.