I love Pinterest! I think it’s a lot of fun to “pin” ideas that I find inspiring without having to necessarily accumulate all the clutter of actual paper. It’s convinced me that I could possibly build some of my own furniture (or… uh, make my husband build it, “It will be soooooo easy, just get to work while I go run!”) and helped me realized that I have no way of defining anything I like as a specific “style.”
I have created a board for things that inspire me:
I have created a board for things that promote positive body image:
But there are times things I see on there make me a little sad. I follow a lot of people that post inspiring things, which is NOT what makes me sad. What makes me sad is the postings with such negative messages. People create whole boards about “Clothes I Would Wear if I was Skinny” or “If I Had Good Hair” or “I’ll Never Have This.” There are boards that are meant to be “inspiring” about fitness and health, but the messages are so negative in nature it really makes me wonder why our society is so messed up to think these are truly inspiring things.
I realize that I’m extra sensitive to these messages, having battled an eating disorder and still trying to not let those thoughts rule my mind. But the whole world is messed up; we’re demonizing inanimate things, assigning moral values to items that truly have no reason or need to have those types of connotations and we’re doing it all under the guise of inspiration and motivation.
I make no claims in knowing how to fix it, but what I can do is voice my opinion and try to educate others that some of these messages aren’t particularly healthy.
But to leave this on a lighter note, I do like that Pinterest can make me laugh.