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The Problem With Pinterest

You could say that I'm fairly new to Pinterest. I've had my account for a while, but I've only been properly using it for the past few months. I was originally introduced to Pinterest by my friend Yasmin (you can see her pinterest here or her new blog here - it's great if you're into fashion!) and at first I didn't quite get it. I thought it seemed like a fun website to use but I didn't think it was something I would find myself loving. Oh how wrong I was!

A few months down the line and I am totally obsessed with it. I have to say that I much prefer the iPhone app over the website; it's just so much more efficient and easy to use. I'm constantly using it on the bus, on the train, when I'm out and should really be socialising (oops), everywhere! I've built myself quite the collection of boards, including my beloved Disney baking board; I could scroll through it for hours! I also have my "Adventures" board which is a collection of beautiful little places, mostly in the UK, that I'm using as a sort of checklist of places I want to visit. There is so much to look at on Pinterest, the possibilities are truly endless.

And that, I've discovered, is what the problem is. The problem with Pinterest is that it opens the door to so many aesthetically pleasing things that I don't know what to do with myself. After a mere five minutes of browsing, I'm lusting helplessly over beautiful interiors and gorgeous clothes that I could never pull off. And I know it sounds ridiculous, but I'm incredibly jealous of every last book-filled room and pastel kitchen to the point where I have what can only be described as an existential crisis. Why doesn't my bedroom look that pretty? Will I ever have such a stunning kitchen? What if I never have a house like that, how will I cope?! It's simultaneously the worst and best thing to ever happen to me, and now that I've become an addict, I don't think I'll be quitting Pinterest any time soon.
If you want to have your life both ruined and made better at the same time, I suggest you sign up and if you do, feel free to follow me here

If you already have Pinterest, what do you think of it? Am I simply being over-dramatic or are you in the same boat?

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