By Maria Yagoda
Updated March 25, 2016 01:00 PM
Credit: James Devaney/WireImage

I have always felt that my name desperately lacks an ‘h.’

Née Maria Yagoda, I grew up wishing that I could be a Mariah – not only to have that name, but to be closer spiritually, emotionally and (of course) physically to Mariah Carey.

In honor of the pop diva’s 46th birthday, I decided to take her moment and sort of make it about me, by comparing our lives via Instagram. (Ultimately, I learned that I still have a long way to go until I can earn that h’.)

Let’s take a look at a few scenarios.

Mariah hitting the town:

Maria hitting the town:

Mariah catching up with friends:

Maria catching up with friends:

Mariah with a dog:

Maria with a dog:

Mariah waking up in the morning:

Maria waking up in the morning:

Mariah working on her fitness:

Maria working on her fitness:

Mariah eating a snack:

Maria eating a snack:

Mariah with the love of her life:

Maria with the love of her life:

Mariah’s view in the morning:

Maria’s view in the morning: