Striving for Perfection…

Good evening World!!

I am sure you were beginning to think I had abandoned you, but I promise I haven’t, i’ve just been a little lost. However, I slowly but diligently fought through the thicket of ‘mental block’ and am once again on a daisy filled, well lit path to inspiration. During the time I was away, I thought daily of my blog, my readers, and all the things I wanted to share. Then i’d sit down to write and either struggle to create anything ‘meaningful’ or else i’d write a fabulous post, then reread it, hate it, and scrap it. No matter what I wrote, it was never quite right not “perfect” enough to share and it was beginning to drive me mad so I decided a break was required. Turns out, the problem wasn’t in my writing, but rather my state of mind.

You see, I started to compare my thoughts, my writing, my photos to the thousands of other ones I saw daily and began to feel inadequate without even realizing it. Then it hit me, my hair doesn’t look like most girls I know, i’m not some popular socialite, I have problem areas on my body that I want to improve, and i’m fine with that, so why on earth was I so caught up in the fact that my blog wasn’t perfect? Exactly. I shouldn’t be.

I tell my sisters, my friends, my little cousins, anyone who ever asks for advice (and even those who don’t) that striving for perfection is simply setting yourself up for failure. You need to be the best YOU that you can be, but nothing more. And seriously tho, what’s perfection? I mean a ripe, plump, juicy super sweet peach is pretty close to perfection in my book but to someone who detests peaches (*gasp the horror), well they would be quite unhappy with that now wouldn’t they. I guess what i’m saying is we all get caught up in media’s portrayal of the perfect hair, the perfect mascara, thighs, abs, weight, height, etc and honestly it’s all just good old propaganda.  Perfection is BEING ME, being happy with me, being the best me that I can be. I believe that should involve healthy foods, fitness, friendships, etc but I don’t have to look the same as all of my friends to be perfect, nor do I have to write like Margaret Atwood to post to my blog. So it’s time I start taking my own advice, devour some peaches, and get back to doing something that I actually quite enjoy–writing. Though for the record, i’m not say don’t strive to be the best. In fact, i’m saying quite the opposite. We should all  have goals that we want to achieve, however, “perfection” doesn’t really exist so striving for that is futile, and going to leave you feeling disappointed every time.

My posts may not be PERFECT, but they’re mine. My camera isn’t amazing, and i’m not a photographer so the photos won’t be as good as some you see on other blogs. Sometimes my hair is a mess, my recipes fail,  or the food is ugly, but my posts are spontaneous, written from the heart, and based around what I believe in. Perhaps that’s not as clever, funny, or intelligent as other blogs out there BUT AGAIN this is a little piece of me and I love it just the same!

Thank you for stopping! Have a wonderful night and keep an eye out for lots more posts coming your way!

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