Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Highlight Reel

I say this quote online recently:
"The reason that we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel." - Steve Furtick

I have also heard blogs and Facebook describe as a highlight reel. Yep, this blog and Facebook are my highlight reels for a variety of reasons. The first reason is that I am cognizant of the information that I share online. I also focus on things that I want to share with my family and friends and things that I want to remember in the future. I usually edit my photos before I post them. Things look a little shinier here than in real life. Even when I post about everyday life it is still the highlight reel.

Recently I have been thinking about how it seems harder to make a big move in our 30's than it did in our 20's. But in reality I have probably have just forgotten some of the struggles from 7-8 years ago. I already find the early parts of our move to California becoming fuzzy. I'm ok with this being a highlight reel, and I expect to look back on our early California days with fondness.

4 comments:

Jen said...

Great insight, Sara! I'd not heard the highlights vs. behind-the-scenes quote before -- thanks for sharing. Thinking of you & your family as you continue to make the transition.

S said...

I heard a discussion similar to that on Paperclipping Roundtable, and actually I am okay that we can each have a public persona and a private one, both online and person to person in our day-to-day lives. I do get a little annoyed from time to time when I see the "expert" scrapbookers posting only "perfect" pages - I often wonder how many pages they make before they get one good enough to post online. So I don't really follow their blogs to get to know them personally. There has to be some "real" stuff offered to keep me interested.

Sara Grafton said...

Jen - I am so happy for you and your new (ad)venture!

Sara Grafton said...

S- I also heard about this on the Paperclipping Roundtable love that podcast!

With scrapbooking, I don't post my basic layouts anywhere. Sometimes I glue some memorabilia and photos to some card stock & add it to the book. Lots of my son's artwork can go right into the page protector. I wonder how many "in the industry" do the same thing?! May Flaum made a comment about it on the last PRT, which made me feel better.

For cards, I don't always share my simple cards on the blog. Sometimes I just run out of time to take a picture before sending it off.