Monday, November 21, 2011

Pinterest - Simplifies Your Life Or Not So Much?

Our life these days is full of technology. Some is great and simplifies our life. Some sucks life from you. And some does both. I put Pinterest in this last category for me. I love that I can see what my friends enjoy. The relational aspect of Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook is wonderful. I get to see who's having a baby. Who's buying a new house. And who's favorite sports team is winning.

Don't get me wrong, I love social media, I do. I have a Twitter account. A facebook account. And recently - Pinterest. I have a love-hate relationship with this one. Here's why.

Here's what I love. I love pinning recipes I can try. I love the organization tips and ideas that float in cyber world. I love that I can see what my friends enjoy. I feel like I know them better for it.

Here's what I hate. And I know what you people will think it is - I WASTE TIME!! Well, that's not true. I'm not on Pinterest enough to waste time. But, I know that's an issue with some. They sit at the computer thinking they will just be on it for a minute...until they get off the computer and realize they have been on it way too long and no longer have the time to do the something else they were supposed to be doing. But that's not me. Here's me:

It makes me covet. I see the beautiful room and want it. I see that delicious greek feta dip and want to eat it. Now. At all costs. I see the cute DIY items and wish I were crafty.

I end up being discontent because of it. So, this post is dedicated to those who are on Pinterest. Check yourself. Organizing the things you love is fine. But, finding yourself unhappy, discontented, or resentful is not. That's not any way to live life...even if it is organized.


  1. Way to go. Thanks for bringing out into the open things we may not realize. I see that your comments are soooo true.

  2. So glad to have helped in some way! Thanks for reading my blog!