good life – by chari pack
Part of cultivating a good life is loving yourself for who YOU are.
Over the past 5 years I’ve had the opportunity to meet countless creative, strong, impressive, and unique women. Entrepreneurs, Bloggers, Leaders, Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, and the list goes on.
I have observed 2 things:
- We are all different.
- We all compare.
What a boring place this world would be if we were all the same! Hooray for #1!
Comparing yourself to another isn’t always a bad thing. A little pulse check here and there could light a fire within us to try harder and reach our full potential. What I don’t appreciate is when we compare ourselves to other women’s highlight reels.
We are our worst critics. Facebook, Blogs, Instagram, even Pinterest… it’s constantly in our face. Are we using these platforms for good or are we criticizing ourselves into self-deprecation?
Hello. My name is Chari. In 2003, I signed up for cooking classes to improve my kitchen skills. I still can’t cook… and that’s OK! I have 3 boys. They aren’t Einsteins or Michael Jordans; in fact, they fight & tease more now than ever! If my middle son, Noah, remembers his backpack for school, it’s a good day. Sometimes I feel like the worst mom. I’m spread thin between work, kids, school, laundry, sports, and other time-consuming activities. My patience wears thin, but that’s ok, tomorrow will be a better day!
What defines us?
The world believes that the requirements for self-worth are beauty, youth, wealth, and success. We often worry so much about pleasing others that we lose our own uniqueness.
Thank goodness we are all different!
For me, cultivating a good life is loving myself for who I am and striving to be the best person I can be. I look to others for inspiration, not as measuring sticks for how well I’m [not] doing. Keep being great in your own unique way and take time to pat yourself on the back – Love You!
Something to chew on:
The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare. Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another, comparisons only fan the fires.
– Dorothy Corkille Briggs (author)
Note from Becky
Chari Pack is the founder of Persnickety Prints – a fantastic online photo printing site (which also has a physical location in Orem, Utah). I met her about a year & a half ago and was blown away by her energy. Chari is passionate about what she does and cares deeply about her customers’ experience. Plus, she prints photographs. And she’s a huge believer in Project Life®. So … yeah. We have totally connected on many levels. I have such an appreciation for her hard work in constantly balancing so many roles in life.