Wednesday, October 1, 2014

How Pinterest Made Me Miserable

I used to pin on Pinterest like crazy. Like come home and spend all night and have 80 ga-jillion tabs up to the point where my computer was warning me about high memory usage crazy. 

Then one day I had to force myself to stop. 

Pinterest was making me miserable. Depressed, unappreciative of what I had miserable. Why, you ask? It was what I was pinning, specifically of house things. I pinned decadent kitchens and gorgeous, massive laundry rooms. 


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I pinned rooms with high ceilings and large mirrors, closets bigger than the entire upstairs of my house. 


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I pinned open expansive staircases, leading to even more open and expansive rooms. 


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I pinned man caves, movie theater rooms, and massive, yet creatively designed basements. 


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And it all made me sad because I didn't have the room or the house for all these gorgeous pins, and quite frankly I don't think Dave and I will ever make enough money to live in extravagant houses with thunderstorm rooms. I ended up despising my house. I felt like it wasn't good enough. 


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Life was no longer good enough, I needed more. I didn't appreciate the nice little home I have, because it wasn't pin-worthy. So I stopped pinning and my quaint little house became home again and I started appreciating what I have.

I started pinning again recently, but I've been careful to avoid the over the top house pins because the point of pinning (at least my pins) have been to hang on to ideas that I can actually use someday down the road. And as enticing as a thunderstorm room sounds, I doubt I'll be using that anytime soon.

What kind of things do you pin?

6 comments:

  1. Oh sweet thang, this made me a little sad. For me, pinning is the 21st century version of sitting with the JC Penny's Christmas catalogue and circling ALL THe THINGS I knew my parents would never be able to afford. $500 Barbie Dream House... never gonna happen. I find myself pinning things I'll never have, or never be able to afford, but I can honestly say it's never made me resent anything. I heart you <3

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  2. I pin everything. I've even pinned that beautiful "thunderstorm room". Even though I'll never have 99.9% of the things I pin, I still enjoy it. It's like window shopping :)

    Sarah
    Midwest Darling

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  3. This is right on point. I sometimes need to check myself that I'm not getting ideas that are unreachable. It is a slippery slope.

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  4. Pinterest is evil. It is bound to make you miserable. There was this meme that said "Pinterest, the place where I find things I never knew I wanted or something like that

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  5. You know, about 4 years ago, this was the same reason I stopped using Facebook. Even though my life has changed a lot since then, and I'm sure I wouldn't feel the same way now, I really have never looked back. It's funny, I don't think men play the comparison game to the point that women do.

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    1. I think you're absolutely right. Men are more content than women.

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