There have been quite a few reports published recently that show depression has skyrocketed, especially among the youth. When they dug into the causes they discovered that a lot of it has to do with the horrendous amounts of social media that are being consumed where the perception is that everybody else’s life is absolutely wonderful. There are posts about perfect kids, clean houses, wonderful jobs, terrific spouses, etc. After reading a lot of that you wonder where you went wrong and why is it that you seem to have such a messed up life.
Well, I’ve decided to do something about it. I am here to cure your depression! Every once in a while I will post a ‘Real Life’ post and show you just how messy MY life is!
Are you ready for this? This is for your own good…
Usually I resize my pictures when posting them on the blog, but I’m leaving this one big so that you can see all of the cluttered mess in its glory. This is in my library. The one room that you have to walk through to get almost any where else in the house. I walk by this mess a minimum of 8 times a day. What is in here? Gary and Penny… some cardboard boxes that need to be recycled… the bird bath that requires some repairs and added work before we can put it back out this spring… the Hobby Lobby bag with the Christmas Wreath-making supplies that I put there in November… the Christmas doo-dads that I pulled out to put on the wreath… a bucket (I can’t recall where that came from)… and of course my disorganized bookshelves in the back that just get more and more books piled in them.
What? That’s not so bad? Are you still feeling down and blue? Here, let me help you feel REALLy good about yourself…
The Pink Room. This is our spare bedroom downstairs. It ends up being a catch-all for everything that I really don’t know what to do with, but it has to go somewhere. My treadmill is in here, along with a few of Jay’s airplanes (and I just noticed that two have been added today!)… there are six boxes of books that I need to take down to my sister’s when I travel there this summer… an old TV that we have to figure out what to do with (and it’s very heavy)… all of the stuff that I’m going to take to Goodwill goes in here… and you can see two naked baby dolls on the bed, too. I guess I should probably put some clothes on them or something. Please take as long as you need to sit and soak it all in.
There. Are you feeling better? I did this for YOU! Nobody has a perfect life. They just have perfectly staged pictures. As soon as the shutter has clicked, the cat will enter the room and hack up a hairball. Why? Because that’s what cats do… and that’s called life. So enjoy it and don’t worry about how “good” other people have it!