Comparison is my weakness. 11


Its something we all do to a point, and it can be a killer.

I thought I had outgrown it.

I thought that I had moved on.

I thought that I didn’t compare myself to others.

I thought that it didn’t matter to me what others had, what others did or how others looked.

But when you are a single mum… its not always as easy as that.

I might not think I compare my life to my friends, my family members or complete strangers.

But try as I might

I do compare myself….

Am I a good parent?

Am I providing enough for my kids?

Am I making the right decisions?

Am I a fun / fair / happy mum?

Do the kids love me as much as I love them?

These thoughts are sometimes consuming.

But the one thing that makes the kids and I happy

One thing I trust I am doing right is…

Making traveling a priority in our lives.

Spending time together in the outdoors, exploring what our beautiful world has to offer.

and forming lasting bonds.

Whatever the future brings to our crazy somewhat topsy turvy life

I have to trust that this is at least one good decision I am making for my family.


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11 thoughts on “Comparison is my weakness.

  • Deborah

    Oh the comparison trap is a biggie for me too. I often talk about being happy with my ‘lot’ in life until I look over at others and see what they have to do etc…

    I think it’s experiences that kids remember and how they are made to feel and travel and that time you spend with them will be something they remember and hold on to forever. #teamlovinlife

  • Kathy Marris

    We all compare ourselves to others that appear more beautiful, slimmer, happier or successful. There simply isn’t enough self-acceptance and making the most of what you’ve got. I always tell myself that no-one’s perfect and that seems to help a lot. I agree that travelling and giving your kids good experiences is a great thing to do as a parent. I’m sure you’re doing a great job. #TeamLovinLife

  • Emma

    I wonder if your questions are about comparing yourself or just reflecting on who you are and where you are. You will never be like anyone else, just like the rest of us – and that is a good thing!

  • Joanne Tracey

    I like the reflection in this. Kids don’t remember whether the house was clean, but they do remember the experiences. I truly believe it’s an essential part of their education – & something we’ve tried to do over the years too. #TeamLovinLife

  • Eva @ The Multitasking Woman

    I was nodding my head right through your post. I’m a mum of two under 6 and I have at least one of these thoughts every day. I think it’s absolutely wonderful that you commit to travelling with your kids, that will have a huge imprint on them. We are always our own worsts critics.

  • Katherine

    Not comparing yourself to other people is so difficult. I can only guess that it would be more difficult as a mum, since there aren’t really any rule books. But it has to be at least a little comforting that most people feel the same way, right? I mean, I try not to compare my career trajectory to others… but that’s never going to truly happen. I just try to remind myself that what I’m doing and where I am at the moment is right for me.

  • Denyse

    That is a post I can resonate with but then I am not you. I do compare at times much more than I need to and it always ends up making me feel bad. So, as best as I can, I don’t, but I also recognise that when I am going down that path something more is troubling me or I am a low mood. At least I know the signs now. Thanks for linking up for LifeThisWeek 41/52. Next week: Travel Tales.