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Stop (The Comparison Game)

Like many of you who've been on social media for awhile (over ten years for me), I've developed a love/hate relationship with the forum so many are now embracing. Attribution: By Wilgengebroed on Flickr [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons I love what social media is supposed to do - connect me more easily to friends and family who are not nearby. Peek into their lives and let them peek into mine. I hate how so many elements of it have become a distraction from that purpose. And I hate how it aids and abets that horrible comparison game we can't seem to ever stop playing, because we inevitably find ourselves coming up short. What I mean is - I know that if I let myself get too caught up with everything my friends and family are doing (and posting on social media), I'd feel like a failure. I'm not married. I have no kids. I'm not serving as a missionary overseas. The work that keeps a roof over my head is

The Little Things

For the last two years, I’ve been slowly (very slowly) working on creating a scrapbook of my experiences in the mission field on The World Race. By slowly, I mean I haven’t finished the first country yet. Ouch. Tonight, while working on that project, I pulled out my journal from that time period, and stumbled across a post I’d written for my blog that I’d never published. Then I scanned through it. And then wondered why I hadn’t done anything with it Wondered futilely, by the way, because the logic behind not posting it is over five years old now. So here it is tonight. The Little Things Should have been published in 01. New Zealand by Cat Pollock Not end of January 2010, but September 8, 2015 Yesterday was probably one of the roughest days so far on the World Race, because I got homesick. Homesick like I haven’t been since the first time I went to camp by myself and was miserable until my counselor let me call home and hear Mom’s voice so I could know everything was okay