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Since publishing a pin with a typo (sigh) and discussing creativity, I've been thinking about perfection. A lot.

Humans are flawed. Lets get that out of the way now.

I spent a lot of years striving to be perfect. And you know what? My work was never good enough. I wasn't good enough. I always needed more time. More practice.

In short, there was always more work to do. It became my ultimate excuse.

I'd give up and tell myself to keep working. The word "perfect" always conquered and diminished any effort made. I was never ready!

I've always wanted to write. I have been in enamored by the idea since English 102 back in my community college days. That was over a decade ago. I've been bugging my husband about blogging for at least 10 years. I let this blog idea live in my head for years. I started multiple times only to delete and start over again. It wasn't good enough. It wasn't perfect. This crappy mindset hindered me. What the hell is perfect anyway?

An illusion. Thank you Maria Shriver for that. Perfection is an illusion. It does not exist.

I have wasted 10 years of my life doing nothing! That's how demoralizing the concept is. I failed to execute on my dreams because of inadequacies I made up seeking perfection. Perfection will keep you boxed in with nowhere to go. Say that again.

I refuse to live in that box any longer. This space was created to share the not so sexy parts of life. Including pinning graphics with typos. Crap happens.

Stop waiting on perfection. Stop seeking perfection. Stop thinking about perfection. Don't waste years of irreplaceable time doubting yourself like that. Put forth the effort and see where it goes. That's how life works. See things through. If you make mistakes along the way, forgive yourself. Don't dwell on imperfections. Accept them. Imperfectly perfect is where we want to be. That's where dreams come true. That's who we are.

Peace & Love,

Xx Dee

I purposely left out self-esteem and body image. That's another story for another day.


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