Time to lighten up – have a laugh. Let’s talk Pinterest.
I am a Pinterest devotee. I love the randomness of the information I find. The best part is the surprise! Those times when I didn’t even know I needed an inspirational quote, or a fabulous photo or a delicious new recipe for a healthy way to eat peanut butter. Happily, I navigate through the rabbit-hole squares of the Pinterest matrix. On occasion, I travel a great distance, and I am not sure how I arrived to where I am in the pinterest world, but that’s part of the fun.
Pinterest makes me laugh; gets me to think; awes me with beautiful photography of my favorite Earth (because now they’ve found a cousin planet), and Pinterest helps me understand and forgive myself when I have “lo-mo” (low motivation!)
Here’s how it works for me, I’ll visit Pinterest on Monday, grab some pins, run out of time, and leave the site. On Wednesday, I’ll visit my pins page and see what I pinned before, it’s kind of like I am visiting myself in another dimension. (Does that make sense?) I’ll try to explain… typically, I forget about Monday by Tuesday, (my mood, what I pinned, where I went on Pinterest). By the time I come back on Wednesday…I am in a whole different frame of mind. When I look back at what I pinned on Monday – I’m impressed with myself for whatever insight I though was important on that day. (Like having a bunch of personal assistants -a therapist, a personal trainer, a nutritionist, a decorator, a gardener – you get the picture.) I have all of these positive voices in my head – and they’re all me motivating me!
Take this little cartoon for instance…this was a break through, this is me!
As a retiree, I still haven’t found the perfect balance between how much I should stay busy and how much I should relax and enjoy. I suppose it will come, or maybe not. Maybe – this was me as a teacher? Maybe – this is my personality, my frame of reference, my “gestalt”? Hmmm, mind boggling thoughts for another day – or not…pin-it!
Then one day I found this tee shirt…
I don’t even know what this means…but I want to be it! What’s wrong with me? I find it humorously motivating and it makes me smile- just for that-it gets pinned!
How about this girl?
When I saw this, I couldn’t stop looking…not because I’m weird or anything, but as a former Physical Educator with a high regard for the human body and it’s anatomical possibilities, I am amazed. I could feel my mind start to wonder…she looks so strong and there is such beauty in her strength, such beautiful muscle, no veins or ugly bumps and lumps…could I do this? Uhh, wake up missy! You’re fifty something years old, it ain’t ever gonna happen and probably wouldn’t have happened when you were younger. But, oh, we can dream! I don’t even want to know about all of the hours she has put into that body – but I am inspired at her effort. Pin-it!
On the same day, in the same excursion, I will find this girl…
Now… I want to be her; or take what she’s taking to feel what she’s feeling! Just spend a moment looking at her face…I love her face. I can’t decide what she’s expressing, but I find her look conveys a certain attitude I wish I had. Hmmm…good reminder to “just be you!”…pin it!
As my Pinterest clock begins to wind down, and I sadly become aware that I need to move back into the real world, resuming my life of retirement productivity (whatever that is!),
I find one more charming little square…
Wouldn’t ya know it, this one simultaneously pokes fun at me and Pinterest! Love it! Pin it!
Yup, how much more would I get done if I just left Pinterest?
But then- how much more do I get done because of Pinterest?