Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The woman in the mirror

In Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert tells a story of how she once saw herself in a mirror after rushing into an elevator and, for a split second, thought "Hey! You know her! That's a friend of yours!" before she figured it out and felt a bit silly. When she's struggling, she reminds herself: "Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend."

I started following myself on Bloglovin to make sure my posts are going up correctly. Every time I scroll through and see a new post of mine, I have a split second of thinking "Hey! I like that blog!" before remembering that, of course, I like it because I made it. I get a huge kick out of that. It's that elevator moment for the modern era - that split second of seeing ourselves reflected back and unguardedly admiring what we see, if only for a moment, before we go back to wondering what we should tweak and how it measures up to everyone else's.

If you too think "Hey! I like that blog!" you can follow me on Bloglovin here.

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