Friday, June 22, 2012

Comparing Apples and Oranges

I've been thinking a lot lately about comparisons. I genuinely believe that comparing yourself to another person - in any way, is the key to unhappiness. Every time you compare yourself to another person because you think they are better looking, or have more success, or have more happiness, you're comparing your apples to their oranges...or red peppers...or odd root plant that I don't know the name of. It doesn't make sense.

So, back to our apples and oranges discussion. I live in a permanent state of frustration because I believe I haven't done enough, or I'm not doing enough. Personally and professionally I should be achieving so much more. And that may or may not be true, but I'll measure it based on my own standards, not compared to what others have. It's not easy, but this is something we should all really try to do. Keep in mind that other people's joys, their successes, their achievements, their happiness, their strengths - it's all good and positive - even if it's not "yours", and if anything, use it as motivation. 

On most blog posts I try to stick to just one setting or location, but after we went to Chinatown, we went to the beach, and Chris took pictures that I just had to share.

Have a wonderful weekend guys! Thanks for visiting me this week!
~ Photos by the incomparable Chris ~


  1. You look great! :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

  2. you look fantastic! I always wanted that top from H&M but unfortunately I never found it for sale here, it looks great on you :)

  3. Very cute photos! It looks like such a fun day!

  4. Love the sweater and necklace and the shot with the tomatoes. I feel like this issue of comparison is a hot topic in blogger world right now and it's nice to know I'm not alone. I have this issue of unhappiness right now but I'm ever so slow stopping my habit of comparing myself to those women around me, and I'm slowly, ever so, starting to love who I am individually. It's a long, long process but I'm comforted knowing I am not alone! Thank you :)

  5. While comparing yourself to another may cause unhappiness, I believe that if you do not compare yourself to others, you might not get the incentive to do better yourself. Personally, this issue comes up in school, because I often compare myself to my peers. While this does make me frustrated at times, in the end, it fuels me to be better, to try harder. I believe I can do well on my own, but I need to see others who are doing better, grade-wise, to push me towards my goals.
    And on a lighter note, I love that sweater. And your shots are hilarious.

  6. What an adorable top, love the hearts!

  7. Oi, adorei seu blog, encontrei por um acaso, já estou seguindo :D
    Suas fotos estão muito lindas e o lugar também. Amei seu cardigã, sou apaixonada..Vem conhecer meu blog, espero que goste, e me siga também pra gente conversar mais :D
    Beijos Alih

  8. Inspiring writing...inspiring outfit...

  9. Love these photos - you're my kinda goofy, Natasha!

  10. You're soo cute! LOVE the top and the F21 necklace (have the same one!).
    Great pics! Love when I see someone have FUN!



  11. Great outfit and what a fun picture .. u r adorable :)

  12. What a fabulous post. I loved reading it and couldn't agree more. It can be hard not to compare yourself to others, but it really is for the best not to.

    Love the sheer sleeves on your top!

  13. Amazing post, and even more amazing pictures.

  14. Really like your necklace and the fruits looks yummy

  15. I love how happy you look in these photos--it's so easy to compare, and you have a great philosophy.

    xo Mary Jo

  16. I think I totally understand what you are coming from.. And I think that u are talking about like how sometimes girls compare themselves to others. And that only leads to disappointment because u cannot have the hair she has or be tall as her... But I think that u are also talking about like how in life we often compare our accomplishments with other people success and I agree with one comment here that basically saids how comparing yourself to other people can motivate you to like study harder or work harder... But I think comparing yourself to other people whatever the case is not always good, because motivation most come from within!

    Anyways I love this post! thank you for sharing!

  17. I feel that way too... Thank you for the words of wisdom! :)
    your a gorgeous girl!

  18. isnt that with all of us, we expect much more from ourselves and thats a good thing as long as we enjoy the present. It serves as the motivation to push us harder and stretch the boundaries.

    as always u look fabulous and thats a chic outfit for grocery shopping

  19. Lovely photos throughout the blog, i couldn't stop

    check mine as well please, i'm new to the blogging world


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