Since I'm still sick and eager to find healthy inspiration, I browsed around some of my favorite blogs today. I saw these posts on Jessie's and Alex's blogs, and I thought their perspectives on gaining freedom from perfection were beautifully written and incredibly inspiring. So beautiful and inspiring, in fact, that I feel compelled to write my own post about the same topic.
You can read more about the campaign to gain freedom from perfection on Sloane's blog. It's such a cool idea!
If you've been reading along for awhile, you must have figured out a few things about me that I don't think I really knew until I started this blog:
- I love lists (okay, I already knew that).
- I have a lot of trouble relaxing.
- I have stress issues that have affected my health.
- If I'm not doing something productive, I feel guilty.
I need to stop and slow down, much like my dad told me the other day. I need to acknowledge that checking a million items off my checklist won't make me perfect. And who the hell wants to be perfect?
I need more of this:
I do see a light at the end of the tunnel, though. I'm focusing on the positive: my test will be over soon, and then I can get back to focusing on my real job. Speaking of which, I only have seven more school days until Thanksgiving break! And I'm trying my best to finish up any outstanding grading by that time so that I can just enjoy the time off. Wish me luck!
After all that, if you need a laugh, check out this link and tell me how true it is.
What can you do to gain freedom from perfection?