The Problem With Perfection

The Problem With Perfection

Oh, for Pete’s sake.

I popped in to say “hi, I’m back!”  in January and then disappeared again for another 6 months.

Best. Blogger. Ever.

There’s no real reason for it. Just happily going about my days doin’ my thing.

Watchin’ The Boy as he grows, takin’ care of The Man as much as I can—though truthfully, he’s quite independent for a 40-year-old—and enjoying my Stella & Dot business and all the ladies I’ve met along that wonderful path.

Truth is, I freakin’ love my little spot on the web—this little light—but I have a few major character flaws that sometimes keep me away, and gosh, I’m really trying to work on them.

Perhaps you could help.

1. I tend to be an all-or-nothing gal. If I can’t give something 100% of me, I find it unnerving, so I wipe it off my “to do” list altogether.

Some say I have tunnel vision. I like to think of it as an obsessive focus, though I suppose that’s nothing to be proud of.

Actually, I think the bigger problem is …

2. I’m a perfectionist, which—oh, man—is SUCH a drag.

How ridiculous is it to not do something because you think you can’t do it perfectly? What is perfect anyway? It’s subjective, that’s what it is. Ever notice that you get the most compliments on your hair the same day you think it looks like a rat’s nest? You could slave over yourself until every strand falls exactly the way you want it and not a soul will notice, but the morning you walk out the door unsatisfied with your coiffe is the same day someone will tell you you look fantastic.

Try it. It happens.

I’m going to work on both these things going forward.

Life shouldn’t be all or nothing, especially when it involves something you love. And writing, oh, how I love you. Keeps all those little words from bouncing around endlessly in my head.

So anyway, that’s what’s on my mind lately.

Talk to you later this week.

Really.

xo, Me

PS … The Boy says “hi!” 

  Tree House

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Comments

  1. Donna Wilson says:

    Are we related? xoxo

  2. Oh it’s so good to see you again! You are a gifted writer. And I am also digging your Catholics Come Home link over there!
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  3. I hope you stick around 🙂 I have missed your post!

  4. Yay you’re back!! I know I see you in other places now but you know I’ve missed you here too, right? (not trying to put on the pressure to make sure you keep comin back, just sharing :))
    I have those same flaws. There are ways to use ’em for good, I know there are. And we’ll find ’em!
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  5. Oh how I get this Michelle!!!! I struggle with the ALL or NOTHING modality every stinkin’ day!!! The balance is unnerving… and I constantly feel like I never accomplish enough- either in real life or blog life. They always battle each other.

    Every stinkin’ day.

    But I persevere- and I keep telling myself, that enough really IS enough. I pray a lot… and I continue to give it to God- where I go, what I read, what I write etc. etc. etc.

    Go grey girl. Although the waters are a bit tumultuous, I promise you won’t drown in your own need for the black or white. It’s worth holding on to something you love so much- this little light of yours… still flickers!!!
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