You don’t have to keep up, sis.

That new car they just got.

The house they built.

The pool they put in.

The trip they went on.

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I refuse to let someone else’s highlight reel persuade me into thinking I need to do more, be more, achieve more, sell more, make more, consume more.

Comparison will steal your joy in an instant if you let it.

If this year has taught me anything, it’s to choose to live a simple, beautiful life. And to channel that energy into loving more, giving more, being more patient, more understanding, and giving others a lot more grace.

You have enough. You are enough. And when you love what you have, you have everything you need.

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By the way, this is me . . . pictured with my 11-year-old SUV with 148k miles and still going strong. Dave Ramsey would be so proud.

Lindsay Closson

Lindsay is a wife, toddler mom and former corporate hotelier turned work-at-home jewelry stylist. Following a six year journey through infertility & pregnancy loss, Lindsay found healing through advocacy & volunteer work alongside organizations including Braving Infertility Together and Hope Mommies which provide support to women in the Infertility & PAIL communities. And while she doesn’t have a blog, you can say hi on IG at @realmomoftexas.