I admit, I have not been keeping up with my blog. I have good excuses though. I’ve just been busy getting ENGAGED, starting college and getting things ready to move into our new place!! Funny how everything happens at once. Anyways, let me start out by saying that I long for a good group of girlfriends that have no desire to compete with me. Well, actually, I have two great best friends that don’t. They’re good fun. They build me up and I build them up. I guess I’m going into this rant because everywhere I turn, I see people competing with other people. You can’t sit here and say you’ve never done it. As much as I hate it, I let our friends wife get to me and I compete with her on a daily basis. Who’s wedding will be the best? Who proposed in the cuter way? How much better does our house look than theirs? It’s a constant battle. I’ve backed off from it. I’m growing and getting better but seeing her still try to make everything a competition irks me. I work with a girl who has to have the best of everything. She doesn’t care if it takes every last dime out of her pocket… If you come in with a big announcement, she will make sure she has an even bigger announcement. I don’t understand why its a constant battle to be better than every person you meet. You should want to be a better person than you were yesterday. With all the time and effort it takes to try to out do everybody, you can better yourself. So I guess I’m ending this with its not worth it people. That saying that goes “I’d rather have a $20 purse with $200 dollars in it than a $200 dollar purse with $20 in it” is the truth. You don’t have to have the best. It takes work to build a good life. Some people get their different blessings at different times and it might take you longer but that is okay. Stop competing and start working on yourself!