I like things to be perfect. Which sounds nice, right? Except in my day-to-day life, that desire for perfection can look like this:

+ I start a lot of projects and finish very few of them.

+ I won’t start a project because I want it to be perfect. So why start if I can’t do it perfectly?

+ I spend a lot of time beating myself up for not being perfect, doing that thing imperfectly, or for not even starting that thing imperfectly!

In January, I resolved to be more intentional (read about it here). PROGRESS not PERFECTION. That whole thing. And man, is it a daily struggle. Like I’m my own mom and I’m a 4-year-old who can’t seem to remember that we brush our teeth EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. This is not new. Geez, girl. Get it through your thick head. Progress NOT perfection.

And yet, I persist in this pursuit of perfection.

In fact, I keep delaying my next blog post because I need all the photos to be perfect. GAH! I’m not perfect. Why am I pretending that I am?? And so this short post is an exercise in snapping myself out of this ridiculous cycle. Yet again. Being a human is so messy.

As a bonus, here’s an imperfect picture of me! (Oh how I wanted to Photoshop-away those neck wrinkles. Seriously? Neck wrinkles. On top of everything else??)

I know I’m not the only one who struggles with perfectionism! How do you break the cycle? Turn off the negative self-talk? Just get out there and try and be okay with failing?

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